John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Monday, June 28, 2010

All-Star Beach Trip!

Jenna:"Hey Ellie, want to go jump in the water?"...Ellie:"No, we can't, remember the oil!?!"....Jenna:"No fair, other kids are playing in the ocean!!&;quot;...Claire:"Yeah, but their mom probably isn't as OCD as ours"....BOYS:"I say we go for it, just blame it on us, she lets us get away with ANYTHING...hehehehe"

Girls, Girls, Girls.....

Oh how we wish the ocean were clean so we could PLAY!

CONCENTRATION...she was stoked!

Boys LOVED this ride. They laughed the entire time. SO fun to watch your kids have fun.

Mamaw riding go-carts with her granddaughters, and no we didn't have to beg...she totally loved it..haha!

Mamaw with the big girls, floating in the lazy river. Notice Jenna in the background, she said, "I don't feel like a picture right now, I'm fine"..haha

The Pate and Mullinax (friends of ours)...KIDS...all 8 of them, yes, we have 8 kids within 8 years of each other....In birth order, Claire, Kate, Ellie, Jacob, Jenna, Nathan, James and John David...

Daddy with the boys. James LOVED his goggles!

Gotta love how Claire is holding John David's neck to make him look at me, and James is shouting STOP TAKING SO MANY PICS MOM!

Mommy swimming with the girls!

Here is a quick update with the Pate Brood!

We spent the majority of June at the ballpark. What joyous fun we had as a family, with the experience of All Stars. We are so proud of Claire for all of her hard work and dedication throughout a LONG hot season of Oak Mountain All Stars. Her team was invited to participate in the State Tournament in Gulf Shores, what a huge honor. They fought hard, and placed 5th overall. We had a great team, superior coaches, amazing parents and we feel so blessed to have been a part of something so special.

Long live the days of eating our meals out of the cooler, changing diapers in the trunk, hosing off Ellie and Jenna with the concession hose pipe after playing in dirt for 8 hours, throwing/batting for hours upon hours, eating popsicles, chanting "Mud on ya face, big disgrace...we will... we will ROCK YOU DOWN, SHAKE YOU UP, LIKE A VOLCANO WILL ERUPT, LOOK OUT WORLD HERE WE COME!!!"....oh so much fun. I feel sad that it is over, but looking ahead, we have one more month of FUN before school gets underway.

Here are some pictures from our weekend.

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