Monday, June 27, 2011

Tyler lost his first tooth

Last night (June 26th) Tyler lost his first tooth. It had been loose for WEEKS but he finally caved and let Marshall pull it out. The Tooth Fairy was very generous and left $5. She did however leave him a note telling him that she left extra for this particular tooth because it was his first. He totally understands that the going rate for used teeth will not be so high the next time!=)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

They FINALLY love to swim

Both kids are loving the pool----and thank God because it was 110 out today!!!!

16 years

I went back to Pennsylvania this month for my Grandmother's Memorial.
Grammy was a VERY special person. We grew up five houses down the road from her and almost all of my childhood memories include both her and my PopPop. I would give anything in the world to have a set of Grandparents living close to me so that my kids could have that kind of relationship. Grammy was able to meet Tyler twice and Emma just once. I did talk to her on the phone and sent pictures so she was able to at least "see" and hear about them. I love this picture from the last time I was in Pennsylvania. The smile on her face here is the one that I always see when I think of her.

It was brought to our attention that this trip was not only special because it gave us all a chance to honor the wonderful person that Grammy was but it was also the first time in 16 years that the four of us Strohl kids were with my dad at the same time.
16 years!!!!! I sure hope it isn't another 16 years till we do it again!

Baseball is over

Our first season of coach pitch baseball has come to a close. To say that Tyler loved it is an understatement. He is a true sports fanatic. In fact he has given up all cartoons and now only watches sports on TV. Thank God we have TiVo so there is always a game recorded to keep him happy!
He loves to bat but, his true calling seems to be catcher. He really enjoys playing that position and he stays is the squatting position the entire time he is playing it.
Emma was a trooper all season. Having lots of little sisters there was a HUGE help in keeping her entertained.
Aunt Katie came out just in time to see Tyler's final game. He put on quite a show for her too. He hit a double, got someone out on third, and played catcher.
Fall ball is just around the corner so I am sure you will be reading more ball posts soon.


I am so not a baker but I found myself in charge of making a dessert for a gathering. I had some blueberries that I had bought and froze because they were a little tart so I wanted to find something to make with them. After looking online I found this great site.....My Baking Addiction. There are just so many amazing sounding treats on here.
Although my kitchen was in utter chaos, the end result was BEYOND yummy!!!
Click here if you are looking for a yummy Blueberry Crumb Cake recipe!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tyler graduates Kindergarten

You won't believe what I did today. I registered Tyler for 1st grade!!! He is all done with Kindergarten. It was a CRAZY year but we made it through. He did a lot of growing up this year. He not only learned to read, write and do math but he also was faced with life lessons as well. It was a year of highs and lows but we made it though and what doesn't kill you makes you stronger...right?
Here are a few highlights from the graduation festivities.

All dressed up for his "fancy restaurant" lunch to practice table manners.
I hope he always smiles this BIG!
Ever, Drew, and Tyler at lunch.
Receiving his diploma.
So proud of himself.

I love this one!
If you are able to click on this link you have to watch the video from graduation. My vantage point wasn't as great as the one from my friend. The two sweet girls at the end were just sobbing through the song. Their hearts were breaking that they were done with school.
Here are the two videos that I took.