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!?!?!













Thursday, May 19, 2011

If I go back further...I have to get out the hard drive!! :)

Here is 5 years of Hunter/Mongold Fun! :) Now I am wanting to go back further but everything is on the external hard drive from 06 and back....a project for another day! But as I enter the time where I will start my blog book - to remember the days that I have written about all these years...this is a blog that I will want to remember!! :)


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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

When the Hunters visit...the sun always shines!


The Hunters come to town and no matter what the weather...it is ALWAYS the best of times! :) But for whatever reason...it is usually sunny and perfect outside! I have more pictures of our 6 children in swim suits with sand under their feet than I can count! :) The next two pictures were taken at FIrst landing park in May of 2008. Every year we find a way to play in the sand together. Weather it be renting a beach house together....visiting Chesapeake and making a day trip...or flying to Florida for some fun! These are the times that I look forward to for months.....cry when it is over...and cherish for a lifetime! :)





These are pics from two weeks ago! I wish I had the time to load in one photo from every beach trip? Hmmmm....maybe I'll work on that for next time! :) Thanks Hunters...for another awesome weekend of fun. We love you so much. You are our family!!