Unkie Tyler likes to crowd the plate. The best approach when facing him as a pitcher is to first throw one high, tight and hard, brushing him off the plate.
Then, since his now intimidated, bring another hard one, but this one for a strike.
Finally, he's a sucker for the lob. Loft it up there and he'll go after it.
It was great to Have Unkie Tyler over for dinner last night. We showed him all our tricks and had a great time in general. He can come back anytime.
Our half-birthday was Monday and because we get so many gifts on our birthday and Christmas from everyone, Mommy and Daddy generally give us something special on our half-birthday.
A new, taller slide is pretty special. We said thank you to Mommy at least six times. We went down it about a hundred times.
We experimented a little, too. Some things worked pretty well.
Others . . .
. . . did not.
Have some eggs. The juice is all ours.
We went to Grandma and Bumpa's to celebrate Unkie Tyler's 30th birthday on Sunday. He let us help him open some of his gifts . . .
. . . but no matter how many times we asked, he wouldn't let us have any of his cake until after dinner. Maybe that's because we didn't give him any of our juice box?
We had candles at every meal and Bumpa let us practice blowing them out.
When the important time came, we beat Unkie Tyler to the punch. While he was pulling the cake toward him, we blew all the candle out (except one) before he got a chance too. He's lost a step.
We had Anna and Sophia (their Mommy and Daddy too) over dinner this weekend. We had lots of fun playing in our tents. Believe it or not, all four of us fit in one of those tents. They loved it so much that we let them borrow one for awhile.
There was a big rain storm this morning, right when baseball was starting. Our coaches decided to move everyone inside. That was fine with us, we still got to do lots of throwing . . .
. . . and lots of catching / chasing.
We did our best to be patient and wait our turn. We have lots of teammates.
When it was out turn again, we did more throwing . . .
. . . and catching.
We took part in team meetings . . .
. . . and learned to run the bases . . .
. . . sort of.
"Jax, what are you going to be when you grow up?"
-- Daddy asked this morning.
"I'm gonna be . . . . . . . . . 25."
-- Jax responded.
"Oh. What are you going to do when you're 25?"
-- Mommy added.
"I'm gonna grow up to be 25."
-- Jax confirmed.
We passed our first swim lesson with flying colors. To celebrate, well, let's just say we celebrated.
We can move through the water by ourselves, with the use of a PFD (personal flotation device).
But by far our best trick is going all the way under water, holding our breath . . .
. . . and popping back up out of the water.
We love it. When does our next lesson start?
Now that the snow is gone and we've found a little spring out there, we're taking our bikes out more and more . . .
. . . and wow, do we like speed. Mommy and Daddy have to be paying attention as we pass by, they might just miss our blur-inducing speed. Big giant hills are our favorite . . .
. . . that is, of course, until we crash in a crazy, speedy, blur.
!!WARNING!! The following post contains bathroom humor.
"Mommy! Wipe my bottom! I went poop!"
-- Charley hollered from the bathroom.
"With pleasure, Charley."
-- Mommy replied sarcastically
"No! Mommy! With toilet paper!"
-- Charley exclaimed with alarm.
It took the Easter Bunny until the afternoon to visit our house, and he came during our nap. Why does he do that? At least he left us some special eggs all over our yard. Hairy helped us look for them.
They really were everywhere . . .
. . . even in the tunnel and the tent.
Once we found them all, we took a look at what was inside each one. Hairy helped with this too.
We were even lucky enough to eat some of the candy that was inside the eggs. Hairy wasn't so lucky.
That's right, because it's Easter, we got to have a chocolate bunny at breakfast (after we ate our cereal of course).
It was absolutely delicious.
We carefully unwrapped it . . .
. . . and let him hop around as we ate him.
We were so happy and excited about it that we just had to show Mommy when she called us.