Elena is the most imaginative of our kiddos. She can create play scenarios in her head like it's nothing. I so enjoy watching her play. Yesterday she was saving the universe from the people trying to steal all the guns. Can you tell her brother is Samuel who tends to play similarly. She was busy playing in this imaginative world for two and a half hours!! It is a good thing for me that sitting at a park watching her is something that I love to do.
|She was very interested in this cross being in a park|
|She was filthy and exhausted so she needed a quick minute to rest.|
Elena has also become quite good at the monkey bars. For being just five I am super impressed every time I watch her go across them. This was the longest set she has tried and she made it look way too easy. The craziest part is she doesn't just do it once. It is like a challenge to Elena to see how many times she can go across which yesterday was at least 10 times!
After a day of making memories with Elena, I spent the evening making memories with Samuel. As everyone knows we are big Rice baseball fans. And, most everyone probably knows that Samuel is not a fan of Texas A&M. However, Samuel has the Rice schedule pretty much memorized and he checks it regularly. There is a 2015 season poster in his room. So, he knew A&M and Rice were playing last night in College Station. Drew and I decided it would be a fun experience for Samuel so I took him. I became the "best mom ever" when Samuel was told I was taking him to the game!
Watching this game in College Station was an experience. Blue Bell Park is a nice baseball stadium and very fan friendly. On a Tuesday night, it was packed like 5,000+ people packed. Because Samuel really, really, dislikes A&M Drew and I spent a bunch of time talking with him about the game. The chance of Rice winning was pretty slim. A&M is having an amazing year losing only 2 games so far and they are the #1 team in college baseball at the moment. We wanted him prepared for the worst and hoped for the best. All these games we attend are fun, but we also use the time to talk with Samuel sportsmanship. It is just another way he is learning to be a good sport on his playing field.
|Yep, that is a train right next to the field....interesting!|
The game was great....lots of hits, great pitching, no errors in the field, perfect weather. Rice played the best game they have all year in my opinion until the very end. Rice was winning for most of it. Unfortunately, they blew it big time in the 7th and 8th. Rice lost 4-3.
|Goofing off during one of the many A&M pitching changes|
|Love that he loves baseball as much as I do|
|Yes there were tears|