Monday, April 28, 2008

Happy Monday!

We spent most of Saturday at a tournament with Delaney's softball team, and it did not go as planned! (lol) We always plan to win these tournaments, come in first place, play great, etc., but as someone once said, "The best laid plans of mice and men..."

Nope, we didn't win, didn't come in second place, didn't even make it to the semifinals. In fact, we only won one of the three games we had (and lost in the first game of the elimination round). What was frustrating was that all of the teams we played were very beatable; we just couldn't hit the ball. But....the bright side is that in the five tournaments we've been in, we've come in first place three times and in second place once. And...we got to come home early on Saturday, instead of trudging in at 11 pm after an hour-and-a-half drive home! (That's looking at the positives, isn't it? :-)

Of course, I got some pictures of the day and thought I'd share a few of them.

My FAVORITES of the day were of Sydney entertaining herself and with her friends. (She LOVES to go to tournaments, because she literally plays non-stop all day long! She is so dirty and tired by the end of the day, but it's a good dirty and tired!)

She and some of the other younger girls decided they could make a tent out of umbrellas...

And then how about one of Delaney looking happy in the dugout (she didn't always look happy during the day...she is a little bit competitive and really doesn't enjoy losing... you should have seen her face when she hit a pop fly on a first pitch and the other team, of course, caught it...! lol)?

And this picture makes me smile. First off, because you can see the smiles on the girls' faces and most-of-all because you can see how small Delaney is compared to the rest of the team (some of the girls are close in size, but she is clearly the smallest. And our pitchers are TALL!! you can see two of them there! They call Delaney Shortcake, Midget, and all sorts of nicknames. She just laughs with them, then goes out and tries to play like someone a foot taller!)

Now...what's going on this week?

I don't really have a lot of exciting things planned...unless you count washing clothes, writing and submitting two articles, taking Scout to dance class, waiting to hear if Delaney made the school volleyball team, worrying about McKenna driving, writing some poetry, planning a Cinco de Mayo dinner with girlfriends, and eagerly waiting for "Lost" to get here exciting??? Actually...that sounds like a PRETTY GOOD week up ahead!! LOL

So, how was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting? And what's up ahead for you in the next week?


hippochick said...

Hi Cheryl,

You always have really busy weekends - I remember marching band competitions and dance competitions. I thought I'd have sooo much free time when that ended. But No!!!

I've had a crazy week and have to catch up with everybody.


Gin said...

Those picturs are fantastic, Cheryl. And I would love to be at your cinco de Mayo celebration. That sounds fun!

~Telah said...

Busy week here too: 2 softball games, field trip, high school musical on ice, scrapping, trip to b'ham for national scrapbook day, preschool graduation, church activities! me just to write it.

Ms.L said...

Oooh thank you for reminding me about Cinco de Mayo..I've got to plan a nice meal too!

I love the photos! My favourite kind of day is when my kids come in from outside,filthy,tired and happy for playing:)

Adrienne said...

"Worrying about driving" sheesh...I'm glad I have a few years lol

Cheryl Wray said...

Pam--Our weekends are NEVER slowed down. But I also like having lots of activities to keep me busy, so I guess that's good. I also haven't bee by everyone's blogs like I'd like to. Hoping to catch up some today.

Gin--Thanks! I liked the pictures too and want to scrapbook them.

Telah--Are you guys coming down to Scrapetc? I'm not sure yet what I'm gonna do for NSD. The HighSchool Musical on Ice sounds fun!

Ms. L--Yep, those are the best! When they're dirty and tired and have had a great time playing!

Adrienne--Yep! It scares me to death! :-)

Kimberly said...

Sorry things didn't go as planned but hey...Saturday is National Scrapbook Day! Does that make u feel better!

Patti said...

That is one of the things I like about you, you make a positive out of anything. That's the way to do it Cheryl and you set a great example for your girls as well!

Linda said...

Those are such great pics. Sydney is so cute and so photogenic. Glad you had fun even if you didn't win. Hugs.

Anne Thompson said...

Cute pictures! Thanx for stopping by my blog! Anne

Auburn Kat said...

I remember playing in soccer tournaments and how frustrating it was to loose!

Once again, great pics!

Mississippi Songbird said...

Great pictures. Sounds like a fuin weekend!

Adriann said...

I've even gotten use to you guys winning.

Your mini me (Sydney) looks adorable as usual.

Enjoy your week!

Cheryl Wray said...

Kimberly--Yay for NSD! I think I'm gonna organize a crop for some friends here. That will be fun!!

Patti--I am eternally optimistic!!! (Which really gets on Gary's nerves some of the time! LOL)

Linda--We always have fun!! :-)

Anne--I popped to your blog from Edleen's (I think!). I always love to go to blogs that are new to me!

Kat--Losing is never fun, but it's part of the game!

Cheryl Wray said...

Songbird--Thanks! It was a good one.

Adriann--Ha ha!! And, yes, she is a cutie pie (even if I do say so myself!)

Mandy said...

Sydney always looks like she has the best time...she's such a cutie!

We took in UA baseball games this weekend. Not to much else 'cause we all have the sniffles. Yuck!

A fun weekend coming up...NSD! No scrapbook store in T-town anymore so I may drive up to Bham.