June 5, 2011

Congrats North Area 10U Fast Pitch Softball

The girls played three games yesterday, lost two, won one. They played two games today, won both. North Area took 1st place in the B pool. Jake had a game against Oakdale on Friday, Roseville won. A lot of ball this weekend.

June 2, 2011

North Area vs. Mendota Heights

North Area beat Mendota Heights, both games.

May 26, 2011

North Area vs. Harding

North Area beat Harding. We had a busy day with field day and both kids having ball games.

Roseville vs. Mahtomedi

The boys watching the new pitcher warm up. Roseville lost to Mahtomedi.

Field Day

Today was the end of year Peace program and field day. Gabrielle smoked everyone in her class in the 50 yard dash. She said she didn't like this race but she sure looks like she is having fun.

May 24, 2011

North Area Scrimage vs North Polars

Both kids were playing at the same time tonight. North Area had a scrimmage against the North Polars that North Area won. I missed Roseville playing Shoreview, Roseville won.

May 23, 2011

Roseville vs. Oakdale

Finally, a nice day for baseball. Roseville beat Oakdale 6-2.

Roseville Fast Pitch Softball Spectacular

This was a spectacular, alright, a spectacular mess. The tournament was supposed to run Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was rained out. North Area played Roseville Sunday morning and won. Played Woodbury in the afternoon and lost. The game was set to an hour time limit, Woodbury got their at bat and the umpire called the game without giving North Area their at bat. As we were waiting to find out when we played again it started to down pour with lightening so the tournament was called.

May 20, 2011

Roseville vs. Forest Lake

Roseville was down 4-8 in the middle of the fifth inning and came back to win 12-8 at the bottom of the fifth. Another crap happy day, it rained for half the game.

May 19, 2011

North Area vs. Phalen

As usual I don't know the what the score was for each game but North Area won both. This is Gabrielle's first time pitching. She pitched two innings in the first game. Each inning she struck two girls out and threw the girl out at first who hit the ball. Second game, she pitched the last inning and struck the girls out 1, 2, 3.

May 16, 2011

Roseville vs. Spring Lake Park

Roseville beat Spring Lake Park ending the game in the fifth inning due to the 10 run rule. Final score 11-1.

May 15, 2011

Take One For The Team

Jake's leg a day after getting hit by a pitch.

St. Croix Tournament - Day 2

This is my post for yesterday, I was so tired I fell asleep on the couch by 9:30. Not a good day for baseball. The first game was cold and windy. The second game was cold, windy and rainy. To make matters worse, Roseville lost both of their games. Jake is running home and behind him Dad is instructing the runner at second base.

May 13, 2011

St. Croix Tournament - Day 1

Jake stealing home to score the first run of the game in the fifth inning. Roseville got swinging in the fifth inning. They beat South St. Paul 10-0. Another crap happy day, no rain but it was cold and windy.

The Start of Softball Season is Under Way

Gabrielle had her first fast-pitch softball game yesterday. All of their games are double headers. They played East Ridge and won both games. It was a crap happy day, cold and rainy. It drizzled for the majority of the two hours they played.

May 11, 2011

New Residents

These bunnies have taken refuge in our back yard the last few days. I don't know if they think the downed tree branch gives them cover? On Sunday, the lounging bunny laid in the same spot from the time I got up that morning until about 6:00 that evening. Then the other one came along and they started playing. They would stare each other down and then the smaller one would leap frog over the bigger one.

May 5, 2011

He's safe

I don't know what the final score was, I had to leave to pick Gabrielle up from softball practice. Centennial was ahead when I left.

May 3, 2011

Roseville vs New Richmond

Final score: Roseville 5, New Richmond 1.

April 28, 2011

The Beginning of Baseball

First game of the season, Roseville vs. Spring Lake Park, final score 10-0. Jake leading off at 3rd base after his triple with Dad behind him playing 3rd base coach.
Go Raiders.

April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

She said it took her a 1/2 hour to find her Easter basket this morning. Way too much candy. We went to Uncle Jon's house for an egg hunt and she scored another load. This should hold her over until Halloween. Yeah, right. Jake isn't into Easter anymore but the Easter Bunny still hid a basket for him.

March 9, 2011

Happy Birthday To Jake

Jake's 13. Where does the time go. He chose to go to The Olive Garden for dinner. We went to the Mall of America, after dinner, so he could look for a new hat. He picked out the purple and lime green FOX hat he is wearing in the picture and he got a black Longhorns hat (not pictured).

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I would have posted this yesterday but a certain someone was not feeling well, was tired and in no way wanted to be wearing this contraption. Friday she hurt her finger at gymnastics. Monday it was still swollen and was starting to bruise. Jake had to get a booster shot so Tom checked to see if our pediatrician would check out Gabrielle's finger. She was booked so they were going to have someone else look at her finger but MaryBeth (their pediatrician) ended up coming in to check on her. After an x-ray it was determined she fractured her pinkie. She had to go to TRIA to see an orthopedic doctor. She is not happy about having to wear this splint for at least two weeks but she got to design it herself.

March 3, 2011

Life Science Project

Animal Cell Model

Plant Cell Model

These are Jake's Life Science projects, a 3D plant cell model and an edible animal cell model.

February 26, 2011

Softball Try-outs

Gabrielle had try-outs for North Area Fastpitch today. Tom volunteered, he's hitting the ball to the girls. He helped out with 10U, 12U and 14U.

February 24, 2011

The Internet has been down so I'm posting Jake's last game vs. Lake from Thursday. Roseville lost 35 to 24. This picture is him intentionally getting a foul to go to the free throw line.

February 21, 2011

More Snow

It started snowing yesterday afternoon and is suppose to continue until 6 pm today. As of 10pm last night, 13 inches fell at MSP. I don't know how much more of this white stuff I can take. I think this pile of snow will be in our front yard until July.

February 20, 2011

10U Palace Tournament Champions

The girls pulled it out today beating Rice 28 to 20 taking first place in the Palace 10U Girls Basketball Tournament for the second year in a row. Way to go North Dale.

February 19, 2011

Palace Tournament - Day 1

They won the first game and lost the second game. We'll have to see how they do tomorrow against Rice St.

February 14, 2011

Roseville vs Hudson

They lost to Hudson again, 24 to 26. Jake made a good 3 pointer. One ref wasn't happy with Roseville. The kids were getting fed up with their calls and didn't mind showing it. One of the refs said he was going to start handing out technicals on the Roseville players if they didn't stop throwing their arms up after calls.

Sunday Crafting

Tomorrow being Valentine's Day, I had to get a little crafty. I decorated some bags for the kids goodies and made Tom a card. I was all crafted out after making bags for work too.

North Date vs. Edgecumb

I'm a little behind on my posts. Saturday North Dale played their last game of the season, they beat Edgecumb 34 to 16. Second season in a row the girls 10U went undefeated.

February 10, 2011

Roseville vs Woodbury

I was hoping they were going to beat them this game but Roseville lost 39-42 in double overtime.

February 7, 2011

Roseville vs Lake

Roseville won their game today against Lake, 28 to 21. After the game I had to perform surgery, Jake somehow managed to rip half of the toenail off his big toe.

February 6, 2011

North Dale vs Groveland

North Dale beat Groveland 52 to 20 yesterday.

February 1, 2011

Roseville vs Woodbury

Sunshine is taking it to the hoop, too bad the ball didn't make it in. Roseville lost their first game by 2 points.

January 30, 2011

North Dale vs MLK

North Dale beat MLK Saturday. I don't know what the actual score was since there were a few times North Dale was ahead by more than 20 points so their baskets weren't added to the score. The posted score was 34 to 16.

January 20, 2011

Roseville vs Hudson

Roseville came out on top beating Hudson 32 to 12.

January 18, 2011

Roseville vs Hastings

Roseville beat Hastings 30 to 12.