Saturday, May 4, 2013

Just another crazy Saturday - and one giant spontaneous party

7:15 -- Get Madelyn and Catherine to Bob Jones field to warm up for their games which start at 8:00 (I coach Catherine's team)

8:00 -- 2 games on neighboring fields. Catherine lost, Madelyn won.

9:15 -- Madelyn's second game begins. Her team wins again. Madelyn is awarded the game ball for her great hit. I also got this nice note from her coach.

I am not sure if you were out there today. Maddy played unbelievably well. She hit the ball hard, she stayed focused, she ran hard and kept her head in the game. I was very, very proud of her."

My dad came up and took a few pictures at their games.

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At 10:30, the 2 girls and I returned home. I then got back into the car with Julianne and headed to her swim meet at the Keller ISD natatorium. She swam in the medley relay (50 fly) and the 50 free. By that time it was 1:20, and the meet was on event #13. Her next event wasn't until event #31 and we realized that the meet was moving too slow for her to do her last events so we packed up and were able to catch the last part of Adam's game (which started at 1:00).

Middle school meet fun!

After Adam's game, we all came home (for a second). Julianne, Madelyn, and I then headed to Julianne's softball game. She needed to be there at 2:30 for a start time of 3:00 and Trent took all the other kids up to Tyler's last water polo game which started at 2:35. Madelyn had the camera, and there were 7 nice photos of Julianne's team (and 117 not so great photos). I'll only show one taken while Julianne was at bat.

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Julianne's game finished right at 4:15 and I was helping everyone get packed up and turning in the score book when I felt my phone vibrating. I glanced down and saw that it was Trent calling. I could also see that my Dad had called twice and left me a voicemail. I answered and Trent said, "are you done? hurry home?" Your Dad invited everyone to the house for burgers and hot dogs. I hope you're ready for this."

We raced to the car. Raced home. And we beat the bus there by 5 minutes.

A little background -- I did tell my Dad that if anyone wanted to come over and hang out that I had a lot of hamburgers and hot dogs in the freezer and that he was welcome to invite people over-- so this was not entirely "sprung" on me, but after our busy morning clearly that had been no other thought of that offer since it had been given.

But I do love chaos and I do love having parties so we just got busy. We got Volleyball set up and tables and chairs set up and meat thrown on the grill and soccer goals put out and drinks, and chips, and flying turtles and somehow or another and thanks to everyone for just pitching in we threw the best, most awesome, spontaneous celebration for the boys and girls varsity and junior varsity water polo teams and their parents and chaperones and of course . . . the bus driver.

Here are some photos from the party. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather!

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When it was all over my kids swam in the hot tub and pool.

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