Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Im Back.....




Ok, so it has been a while since I have posted anything. We had guests this past week and my computer is in the guest room therefore, unless I really needed it for something, I didnt use it. Today Denver's cousin Mandy and her friend Valerie returned to Michigan. They have stayed with us since last Tuesday and we really enjoyed having them. They were very fun and well mannered young girls. The kids adored them....especially Addison and she was a little upset today when they were leaving. I hope they can come and visit again because we really had a good time. Hopefully they werent too bored with our homebody lifestyle. We werent much for entertainment! My parents also came in for a visit over the weekend and its always fun to see Gma and Gpa. They treated us to a nice breakfast Sunday morning as well as a couple of little "extras" that I appreciated very much. Oh and on Friday night, Ian participated in a Chess Tournament at the University. It was a Blitz tournament which was pretty challenging for Ian because he couldnt take the time to think much about his moves. He was a little upset because other more experience players were "yelling at him to hurry up and move".....how rude! He won 3 out of 12 rounds which isnt great but still a good experience for him. When I asked him why he was having a difficult time, his response was "MOM, These players are very complicated!...." and that is a direct quote from my funny Ian. He was so excited that Gma & Gpa came to watch him play too. On Saturday the boys had "tryouts" for their baseball teams. It really should be called "placement" not tryouts because nobody gets cut. They just evaluate the players to make sure the teams are evenly skilled. Our boys are going to play on the same team and Denver is going to be their coach so it should be pretty fun! They will play 2 games a week for 3 months.....my guess is that they are going to be pretty sick of baseball by the end..... Other than that, there isnt much more to update. This is Ian's first week of a 2 week spring break. Evan's spring break starts next week and his is just one week. Of course Easter is coming up and then it will be time to focus on Evan's 6th birthday and my Vegas trip! So, here are a few pictures from our recent week. Hope everyone is well!

3 comments:

Alisha said...

Isn't company fun? You are lucky you live in a place where people want to visit. I can't imagine playing a chess tournament at 7. Do you all practice at home together?

Stacy said...

Tell Ian that we are so PROUD of him! I am so glad that the visit went well. Mandy and Valerie are two very sweet girls! Kailey and Kamryn love to play with all the "Smith" girls.

Anonymous said...

We're home! Finally at 3:40am!!! Thanks so much for letting us stay with you guys... we had a blast... Miss all you guys already... cant wait til may!
love you all,
Mandy :)