Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hookie Day 2011

Taking the camera to the water park with three boys under the age of 8 and one adult...great idea.....but not real great photos!! At least I have something to remember our fun with! We rode almost every slide...hung in the wave pool...had lunch together...and just played! Everyone was happy and everyone played together like the best friends that they are!

Kyle took Josh down some larger slides - ones that I would not even considered. Amazing what a little bro will do for his big bro! And Josh LOVED it. That little man is so interesting. HE will cry like it is his last day if I walk into the other room and he didn't see me leave....but he will drop 15 feet off of a cliff into a 12 foot pool of water with his brother and come up asking for more!

Will was able to do more this year - as he has grown...that man has a need for speed and the water park is just the place for him to get his need filled!

Ben and Kyle were giddy all day...up the stairs...down the slides. So independent....so wanting to do it all on their own! I was thankful for the "no crowd" day and the ability to let them run free! Yeah...I watch them like a hawk...but I do it in secret...behind my sunglasses....they felt like big men that day!

Thankful for this time together! Bring on the summer with more adventures and more family fun!


























Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend on the ball field!



Many people spent their Memorial Day Weekend on the beach, or picnicking with Friends...the Mongolds...along with a great number of other families in the State of Virginia - spent their weekend on the ball field!

Teams from all over Virginia came for the State Championship Tournament in Virginia Beach, VA. Ben's team...the Vipers...were the reigning champs for the state! It was a big day for their team!

Day one...three easy wins! Day two...an easy win to start the day...then the playoff rounds. 4 teams left. Two games going on simultaneously. And three of the teams were local talents!

Playing for the top two seats began - not so strong - down by 1 in the first inning. And what I realize about these teams is that you can NOT let a team score. Low scoring games because they can all Bat well and they can ALL field well.

The Vipers end up losing the game by one run. Man...what a nail biter of a game. Two very talented groups of 8 year olds...and the Virginia Vipers just got beat. It was a team they had taken before...but always a close game between these two teams. After that loss, that put our team at best - third in the state! Darn it!

The next game started and it went fast. A decent game, but a pretty easy win for third.They were happy to have won their game, but knowing what they could have had made for some tears. They played so hard all year! We are proud of each and every little man on the team!

Viper season is over and international all star play begins this week! Here's to many more weekends of farmers tans and dirty brothers! Go All stars!!



































































Friday, May 27, 2011

bye bye Yankees, Rangers and Kindgergarten...Hello Summer!

In that past week we have said goodbye to two baseball teams - the Yankees and the Rangers. Kyle and Ben has an awesome season as team mates! It was so fun to watch them play together. Will rocked out some t-ball and actually acquired some skills this season!! :) Ben will move up a league next year and he will also play on two teams, Kyle will stay in the same league and Will has one more year of t-ball! Hope that Josh can play with Will so we can keep it to 4 teams!! None the less....the Mongolds love baseball and it was another fun season!!

Will also graduated from Kindergarten! Off to big boy school next year with his brothers! Will had the most fabulous kindergarten year. He made great friends, I made great friends, he learned to read and write better than I could have imagined! Amazing year and while I am excited for summer...I am sad to see his super year end!

And with that...the older boys have two more weeks of school....tournament baseball is in session and swim team is in progress! Summer is an awesome time and we are very excited to have ONE that we are not moving!! :) Here we come water parks, swimming pools, picnics, flashlight tag, beach trips, friends and family! It's time to party summer style!!

Here are some pics of our last week!














































In this picture...will would NOT cooperate. So Nana and Grandpa left a space in between then so I could photo shop Will in there! Should I choose this pose where he is picking his nose...AGAIN!?!?!