Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kids Say the Darndest Things

I was tagged to do this on Facebook, so I did and it was really fun...thought those that read my blog that are not on FB (Grammie and Grandad) would enjoy it too!

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Kenzie - Do you know how much I love you?
Colton - Be kind to one another
Asher - I love you

2. What makes mom happy?
Kenzie - When Colton gets a good grade on reading
Colton - When we say something nice to each other
Asher - when I obey

3. What makes mom sad?
Kenzie - When me and Colton fight
Colton - When me and Kenzie fight
Asher - when I don't obey

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Kenzie - when she dances in the kitchen
Colton - by telling me stories
Asher - be silly

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Kenzie - cool
Colton - funny
Asher - like me

6. How old is your mom?
Kenzie - 41
Colton - 35
Asher - 51

7. How tall is your mom?
Kenzie - 5 something
Colton - 5'10"
Asher - 23 feet tall

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Kenzie - go to the movies with the family
Colton - read or be with us
Asher - play with me

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Kenzie - clean house
Colton - grade papers and teach
Asher - do laundry

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Kenzie - famous cooking star
Colton - her kindness
Asher - acting

11. What is your mom really good at?
Kenzie - cooking
Colton - teaching us
Asher - keeping me safe

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Kenzie - being on time
Colton - football
Asher - breakdancing

13. What does your mom do for a job?
Kenzie - teaches
Colton - make candles and teach
Asher - teach

14.What is your mom's favorite food?
Kenzie - Mexican
Colton - sugar snap peas
Asher - green beans

15.What makes you proud of your mom?
Kenzie - when she hosts at pc allstars
Colton - her love
Asher - when she hosts at all stars

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Kenzie - Minnie Mouse
Colton - Maddie at the Tipton on Suite Life
Asher - Curious George

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Kenzie - shop
Colton - go on a date
Asher - eat lunch together

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Kenzie - both really good dressers
Colton - our freckles
Asher - same hair

19. How are you and your mom different?
Kenzie - she gets up early; I hate to get up early
Colton - I'm tall; she's short
Asher - we don't have the same skin

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Kenzie - by doing stuff she doesn't always want to do, but she does it because I want to
Colton - she helps me read
Asher - when I smile

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Kenzie - that he makes her laugh
Colton - everything but his toots
Asher - when he hugs her

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Kenzie - Texas
Colton - DisneyWorld
Asher - bowling alley

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Let's Play Ball

Around the Dingmore house, spring is baseball, and this past weekend was very exciting for us as it was opening day, and the start of two new teams for Kenzie and Colton.
Colton and the Macon Storm rolled in with their first tournament in Pike County. We placed 3rd...very exciting! Colton also had his first game of the season with his rec. team, and they won. He got to pitch one inning, and did quite well. Mommy was with Kenz at her tournament, so I don't have pics for that, but here's a few of the Storm...

Colton at first base:Colton at bat...
Then it was time for Kenzie and the Macon Noise to kick off their season with their first tournament in Pike County. It was a big jump for them as this is the team's first tournament of fastpitch. I was proud of our girls as they played their hearts out in the freezing cold and pouring down rain (no game delay in tournament play unless there is thunder)...they were soaking wet and cold. All of the moms ran in to Zebulon to Fred's Discount Store and bought everything from garden gloves to tights to oversized sweatshirts to keep our baby girls was quite a site, and more action than the Zebulon Fred's had seen in quite some time, I think!

Kenzie at bat... Kenzie in the field...

Last, but not least, it was Asher's first t-ball game (which Mommy missed because I was in Pike County with Kenz), but I got a play-by-play from Daddy and Miss Kim. Here's Asher showing me how he batted...

Here's Asher showing me how he made his double play...yes, very exciting! He was so proud!

The Cardinals won too, by the way, although we don't keep score (officially that is, but all the parents do)!
Win or lose, this is one proud Mama that loves her three little ones more than words can say!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Macon Snow

Well, so much for all of the global warming hoopla. Last Sunday, it snowed in Macon.

First time in seven years, or so I hear; we've been here for 5 years, and it certainly hasn't snowed since we've been here.

That is one thing my children really miss about living in Texas was getting a good snow a couple of times a year. So, needless to say, they were really excited! It was Asher's first snow ever!
Miss Kim and Mr. Rodney stopped by to play for awile...aren't they cute?We had snow ball fights...We made snow angels...We played with neighbors...have you ever seen such big flakes? (the snow, that is)Mom's favorite pic...beautiful flakes falling all around the barn in the backyard with all the trees lightly dusted with peaceful!

Hope it will last us...I think it will be a while before we see any more snow!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Asher's First T-Ball Practice

Asher has officially started t-ball. He is so excited! Here he is with proud big brother, Colton. Colton has helped at every practice. I think he loves it as much as Asher!I think his bat bag is as big as he is. After a little instruction from Coach Durden, he's off to run the bases...Don't forget to touch the bag!
Playing second base...doesn't he look like such a big boy (I think those are the smallest cleats I've ever seen)???

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Family Getaway

A couple of weeks ago, we snuck away as a family and had a "retreat" from the "busy-ness" of was wonderful! We went to a friend's cabin in Murphy, NC. It has become a special place for us as a family. My kids love it! We did a whole lot of nothing besides laughing, playing games, hiking, snuggling and watching movies. Here are a few highlights...

Eating on the deck after a long muddy hike... climbing rocks along the river...
driving over to the snow in Maggie Valley one day...

Tubing down the mountain in Maggie Valley...
Jerry crashing into the barriers after tubing a little too fast down the mtn. at Maggie Valley...
Asher chillin' on the rocks. We spent hours just skipping rocks. Good times. Good times...

At the end of the trip, Jerry said, "so what did you think about our Dingmore Family trip?" Kenzie replied, "Dingmores rock!"
They do. I love my family!