Friday, May 30, 2008

Memorial Day Fun at the Park

Well, we had a real holiday with everyone home!!! Amazing. The swimmers got back from their swim meet in Irvine, California and Mark was in town so we all were able to have a nice day together-our last before our move and before Lauren goes off to college.

We BBQed and watched a movie. Mark's ribs really didn't need anything else to accompany them. We devoured them for an hour. We had some fruit and soda but that was an afterthought.

We also took a walk to the park close by and played wiffle ball and watched Kathryn on the playground.

Kathryn is really the catalyst for our "walk" because that's all she could say once she woke up from her nap. "Walk!" She got her shoes and went for her jogger/stroller ready for adventure. We just had to ablige her.

Our ball game was very fair with no cheating and no teasing. Everyone did really well and looked like pros. OK, I'm being sarcastic. It was wild and fun and silly. We never actually tagged each other out. We just threw balls at each other and claimed the outs that way (we have a lot of the wiffle balls). I (Mom) was the first to steal a base. I love doing that. Christian tried to mix it up with some softball style pitches. Lauren showed the Moody family skills by hitting the ball well-even thought she's never really played. And all 3 boys who have played baseball were tough batters.

Kathryn got to join in with all of the big people and bat and boss the pitcher and chase the balls. She stole the bases, literally and kept her team and the opposing team on their toes.

All in all, it really was a fun outing. It's nice when we can spend fun family time together, huh guys?


Julie said...

way fun!

Rebecca said...

This post made me laugh! Sounds like so much fun. I want to put the family picture in the calendar. You and Mark look 30 and Lauren looks exactly her age.... CLASSIC! I'm amazed that you guys fit some impromptu family fun time into your scheduled events. Probably a sanity saver! Great report. Great pics!