Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Baird Updates

Seems like we have been going in the fast lane for some time now. The kids are not as ready to go back to school as much as I am ready for them to go back to school!
Summer has been fun.

We coached Alexis and Hunter's T-Ball team. Makayla played machine pitch. None of my kids played ball in Juneau. It was a new and fun experience.

The Murrays came to visit (not long enough but we'll take what we can get). We went to the Great Wolf Lodge and a Texas Ranger Baseball game in Dallas.
The Bairds spent a week of Bible study (teaching) at QMCC in Oklahoma. It was good to see that many kids being taught spiritual things. It was also good to see so many kids having good wholesome fun! Makayla and Lexi loved camp and really did not want to leave. Lexi really missed the campers that she bonded with. Hunter played most of the time. He rode his bicycle, played basketball, ... It was a great week for him (meaning no hospital visits or major accidents!).

We also had a wonderful time in the mountains of New Mexico. My family got together for three days of fun, eating, fishing, playing games and good ole story telling. Lexi caught a fish and I caught 2. We left before everyone else (4:00 am) to travel to Searcy, Arkansas (about 15 1/2 hours). We had a blast there too. We camped in tents at Greers Ferry Lake for two nights. We played in the lake, jumped off cliffs, lived through a thunderstorm. We had a serendipity while we were there! We found out that the Marshalls from Juneau were going to be at Greers Ferry Lake too so we made arrangements to see them. Those kids have matured so much! It was great to see them.

We came home Thursday and had a soccer game that evening. Yes our kids are playing soccer! I love it! Two of our good friends (Jennifer and Anna) are coaching Hunter's team. Jennifer and Amanda are coaching Makayla and Alexis' team. Our kids have had lots of fun playing!

Now you know why they are not ready to go back to the humdrum school life and I am ready for a routine (at least for two or three weeks)!


Phelps family said...

Looks like you guys have been having a BLAST playing this summer. You have definitely been busy bees.
Glad you got to see the Marshall's. Can you believe Slader is starting college? Kinsey is quite mature too. I totally understand what you meant by them being mature and growing up.
Glad you had a good visit with the Murray's. That sounds like fun for sure.

Bruce and Amanda Baird said...

I had been looking through older pictures while in Juneau and it is hard to believe the differences in Slader and Kinsey. My own kids as well as far as that goes.
I wish we could have seen the Mondiches!

KP!!!=D said...

i wish i can see you guys!!!! i miss you so much!! the murrays look so much older! and i didnt even recognize brooklyn either!!! im hopfully s=going to run a job application downtown soon so i got to go!! love you all!
katie paden
ps ill be 17 in NINE days...oh boy!

Janet said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I'm glad the kids are getting the opportunity to play sports and that you are helping coach. They will appreciate their parents as they get older. Thanks for sharing the pics with us. The kids are getting so big. I miss you guys. Keep us posted on happenings. I hope school goes well for the girls and Hunter. Love ya

Vaughns said...

Summer is such a fun time to grow as a family and all the experiences that goes along with it. I love summer and your kids are getting older. I love the picture with all the girls with their american dolls...and then Hunter in the back corner. He is going to laugh one day at that picture.

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