Baseball season has begun again. For the third straight year, Derick is coaching Beau's baseball team. We are once again the "Gators!" The Gators are on a bit of a streak winning two of their last three games. Have to brag on Beau....who is improving this year. In last night's game, he went three for three (with two doubles and 6 RBI's) on the night. The gators won 21-10. Hope the winning streak continues. Go Gators!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Beau loves soccer! He has played it for 3 years and every year, he loves it more. He has a "leg" for it too! He often can be found kicking balls into the net next to our house. He also loves playing goalie. This year he really has learned more of the rules and is getting better control over the ball. This spring he played for the Hernando Parks and Recreation "yellow" team. He played goalie for the majority of the season, but the last two games he has played on offense. He has scored 5 goals in the last two games. He is fun to watch!
Easter 2011 was full of egg hunts at school, with friends, at church, and then from the Easter Bunny. Beau found underarmour gear in his Easter basket along with candy, and books. Ali found a Peter's bunny, a swing for Baby B, and a new "Ladybug Girl" book in her basket. We went to chuch and spent the afternoon together. Happy Easter!
This last year has been WILD. The Biglanes brought new meaning to "busy" through many activities, events, etc. I am ashamed I haven't updated this blog ALL year to share in all that has gone on this year. Will recommite to blogging regulary. Once you stop...it becomes overwelming to catch up.
Here is a re-cap:
August 2010: Beau entered 1st grade in Mrs. Camp's class. Ali entered 4k in Mrs. Ladonna and Mrs. Gail's class. They both love their teachers and have made many new friends. Beau's best friend at school this year, has been a boy named, "Colton." He is very sweet. His best friend remains to be Dominic Parolli. And he loves Owen Cooper, JT Bomar, Garrick Smith, Cannon Fort, McLain Raffety. He started boyscouts each Monday, and many of these boys were in his boyscout troop. Ali's best friend is Sarah Bomar. She still loves Neely McKnight, Davie Anne Stinson, Caroline Middleton, and loves Baylor and Gracen. She found a new boyfriend this year, in a little boy named Vincent Walters. She still loves Charlie, but says Vincent is her new boyfriend.
Fall 2010: Beau played flag football during the fall. Derick helped coach his team. Beau played quarterback and on defense and loved every minute of football. He was fun to watch! Ali started gymnastics with Sarah, Davie Ann, Mary Maci file, Mary Catherine and Conner Couch. She really enjoyed the class.
Halloween: Beau went as Luigi (Dominic went as "his brother Luigi" and Ali chose to be Princess Belle for the second year in a row.
Christmas: We had a great Christmas. Beau got a "big boy" bike, and the entire collection of "Magic Treehouse" books. Ali got a barbie dreamhouse and more doll accessories for "Baby B".
January: Beau celebrated his 7th birthday with his first "sleepover" party with 7 friends. Beau continued to read for "AR points." Beau joined the chess club at school having meetings every Tuesday after school. He loves it! Ali has really progressed in learning her numbers and all her letters. She is beginning to sound out words and starting to show signs of "reading" and spelling small words and the names of her friends at school.
Spring: The kids had multiple field trips all year including favorites to the Childrens Museum and Memphis Botanic Garden in April. We have entered into spring sports. Beau started playing soccer in March. He started out playing goaling, but now is playing on offense and loving it! He has scored 5 goals in his last two games. Beau also started baseball in April. He again is playing center field, but his fielding and hitting have greatly improved. Derick is the coach of the baseball gator team! Ali continued with gymnastics all year through April. She is picking up tennis, wanting to attend Tennis camp this summer.
Derick and Lisa update: Derick continues to be so involved with the kids and their sports. He can be found daily in the yard playing, soccer, baseball, football, tennis or anything else the kids are "into" that day. Derick was elected the Hernando United Methodist Church Finance Chairman in 2010, and has done a fantastic job for our church. He refinanced our building loan and will save the church more than $16,000! (He is so smart.) Derick and a group of guys have started a men's group in Hernando with civic work done in the Hernando Community. The group is called "The Krewe of Hernando." Derick was elected the Krewe's first President last month and I am really proud of him and the wonderful work this group of guys will be doing in Hernando. I have spent the last year being busy as well. I helped co-chair the Hernando Young Women's Club Tour of Homes event last November. (We raised more than $5,000 for Hernando Parks Improvements). I began serving as Communications Director at our church, basically emailing events and updating/maintaining our Church website. I also continue to work at the Desoto Economic Council as the Leadership Desoto Program Coordinator and Communications Coordinator by writing, creating, and producing the quarterly newsletter for the council. I basically work both jobs as a "consultant" working mostly from home. I have served on the board and executive committee of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries as Marketing Vice President. This spring I was nominated and elected to the office of First Vice President for NAJA. Derick and I celebrated our 12th year of marriage (and 16th Valentine's Day) in February. (We are going to see Bon Jovi in concert next week!)
That is a year in review..........