Wednesday, December 26, 2007

PS Erickson



Will the real PS stand up?

Monday, December 24, 2007

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !

Merry Christmas and God's Blessings in 2008!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

Our Little Brownie!



Big brother, too. (For the refreshments, of course!)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving and Turkey Bash



Happy (late) Thanksgiving to all! Hope your day was filled with gratitude! Here are a few photos from Paul's latest baseball tournament, the Turkey Bash. Paul's team took 2nd place. Good baseball...First game 11 innings (6 inning normal game) won by Paul's team, the Waves. Final score 5 to 4. They went into their last game hoping to win 1st place, but lost, final score 11 to 10. Emilie and Nicolas are also enjoying Paul's games (happy that there are many kids to play with).

Click here for more photos.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's Gorgeous (and delicious too)!

Our neighbor brought us a Halloween treat this evening. She decorated it herself. It is a work of art. Check out the chocolate butterflies! Amazing! Thank you, Jillian!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Paul Making a Great Tag @ Third!





Glove...$50.00
Tourney Fee...$50.00
Uniform...$40.00

Chance to see Paul make a great play at third...PRICELESS!
Check out more photos from today's games here!


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ah, Nuts!


Brownie Troop #1015 has gone nuts. Click on the photo to read description and $. If you are interested in ordering, please e-mail me.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Take Me Out To The Ballgame...



Here are a couple photos of Paul's latest baseball tournament which was played at a "Field of Dreams" complex. In the first photo, Paul is on the left. Click here to see the Norcal Waves website.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

SF Walk This Saturday!

We're walkin', yes indeed, we're walkin'....

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Back to School, oh Joy!

Our summer guests, the Bickerson's have finally left. We are hoping that they don't return next summer! Paul and Emilie have started school this year in a new school. Paul is in 5th grade and Emilie is in 2nd grade! Wow!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

SF or Bust!

Join us September 15, 2007, in San Francisco, as we walk to raise funds to find a cure and to educate others about the impact of food allergies. Click here if you would like to be a part of our team or if you would like to make a donation. Simply follow the buttons on our FAAN website.
Thank you in advance for your support!

Swimming Away From Baseball For A Short Time


In Baseball, You Don't Know Nothing!

Amazing game last night! Paul's team was losing 0 to 2, but came back to tie the game. Then scored 2 more runs (one of which was Paul's RBI) to take the lead. The opposing team scored 2 more to tie the game AGAIN! The other team scored 2 more and then won the game. Very sad night for the SV boys. The all-star season was way too short, considering the boy's hard work and dedication. After a few minutes of real tears, the boys recovered and we met at a local restaurant to celebrate the fun that we had. Bring on travel ball!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

SV Wins, SV Wins!


The 10 year old Scotts Valley all-star team beat Gilroy 11 to 4! Beautiful! Paul had a wonderful line drive down the first base line! We are hoping to see you at the next game which is tomorrow at 5:30 in Watsonville. Seeds are still on us!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

It Ain't Over Till It's Over




Paul had his first all-star game Friday night. They lost...in a very big way. The score was 15 to 1. The lost put his team into the loser's bracket and he played again Saturday morning. They won! The score was 8 to 4! They play again Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.. Paul had a beautiful bunt and a beautiful fly to left field which was unfortunately caught. From my seat in the bleachers, it was about 10 feet from going over the fence. Just a mom's perspective! Hope to see you at the next game!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Rebel Yell!

I am the new, proud owner of a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi. Can you hear me yell???
Watch it here!
And learn some history here!

SV 10 Year Old All-Star Website

A team dad has composed a website for Paul's all-star team this year! Some fun photos! Check it out!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Only 2 Months of Summer Left!

Where oh where did June go??? June was a busy month for us. Nicolas turned three and enjoyed a baseball themed birthday party (what other theme would we choose??). A few of his friends joined us for lunch, cupcakes and of course, a jumpy house.

I couldn't pass up this cute shot of Emilie with a mouth full of cupcake!

In addition to school ending, it was also the end of our little league season. This picture is of Emilie and her teammate Bronson enjoying really "blue" cupcakes. Emilie and Bronson became friends playing on the Lookouts together. Emilie followed Bronson in the lineup and they could always be found being silly on the bench waiting for their "ups".

Anticipating an all-star call for Paul, we took a quick vacation to Cayucos and stayed at the Erickson's vacation home. We brought the dog and everyone had a great time. The weather was perfect and it was fun just sitting on the beach watching the kids play in the sand!

Oh happy day...Paul was drafted to the Scotts Valley Little League 10 year old all-star team. He has been practicing almost everyday for the last 3 weeks and his first game is July 6. Check out the ladder for upcoming games. We would love for you to join us at a baseball game. Sunflower seeds are on the Erickson's.

We have a Picasso in the house.

And a couple Marines.


Thursday, June 7, 2007

Happy Birthday to You!

Happy birthday Eric! Forty-one and you look mahvalous!!!. Have a great day at GA! We love you!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

3 Wonderful Reasons Why I Get to Celebrate Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day to my mom, my mom-in-law, my aunts, my sisters, my sister-in-laws, my friends and any other moms who have stopped by my blog! Have a great day!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Double Digits!

It's true, Paul is now 10 years old! Where did the years go?? We spent his birthday as follows: bfast at Auntie Mames, church, lunch and Boardwalk, dinner at Cilantros and then back home for ice cream with candles. What a great day! We love you Paul!!!!
Lunch stayed in after this ride, the Double Shot, at the Boardwalk! Amazing! Paul is destined to be a jet jock!

Monday, April 16, 2007

I'd Rather Have a 7!

What a day, celebrating Emilie's 7th birthday! This year was a "small" birthday party year; no friends, ponies, jumpy houses, etc. Just us! It was a quiet day starting out with breakfast at a local breakfast joint, a lunch of sushi (Emilie's favorite), a trip to the movie theater to see the Robinson's, dinner at Chili's followed by ice cream cones (instead of cake) and opening presents! Lots of fun! We love you Emilie!

Friday, April 6, 2007

Freedom!

Man of sorrows
Well acquainted with grief
Drug down to the city dump
Spread eagle on a cross beam
Propped up like a scarecrow
Nailed like a thief
There for all the world to see
You wore the chains so I could be free
Yeah, yeah Oh Lord, you did that for me
Oh Lord, you did that for me
You wore the chains so I could be free!

Partial lyrics of You Did That For Me by Sara Groves

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Okay, Where Did March Go??

Our little baby is growing up!!!! Sandy is almost 7 months old now (above photo is at 8 weeks old) and is such a great dog. We are really fortunate that we have her! The kids love her and even Grumpy (Eric) loves her! She is a keeper!

It is springtime here in CA! Emilie couldn't resist picking some (okay, the only flowers) flowers from our front yard and I couldn't help but take a few photos of her.

Everyone better take a seat for this one. The big news of the year is that the Erickson home is now a cleaner, allergen free home. WE HAVE LAMINATE FLOORING. Why, oh why didn't we do this sooner. What a treat! Everyone loves it!

Baseball season has begun and we are all having a great time. Emilie is playing A ball and Paul is playing AAA ball. Emilie has a personal batting coach and has since improved greatly with her hitting. At her game tonight she went 3 for 3 and even smacked a beauty to left field. Oh, and in case you are wondering, her personal batting coach is big brother Paul. He has been very helpful in showing Emilie some batting tips, including tapping her bat on the bottom of her cleat!! Paul is doing great too. This year he is mostly catching. Flipped me out in the beginning, but he is doing very well at it. It is a good position for Paul because it keeps his mind working and thinking!
This photo was taken on opening day! What a beautiful day in SV! Last year it rained on opening day and then through April. We even wore shorts and flip flops in March! Woo Hoo!

Since Paul is now playing catcher and Emilie has played catcher for a few games, Nicolas thinks that he is also a catcher. He usually dons the extra catchers gear during Emilie's games and plays catch with Eric. What a crack up!
A little monkey business...and an April fool's meal of sushi from Cafe du Mom!