Thursday, May 15, 2008

Last Game!

The last game of the spring season. What an exciting game.

Playing our last game against the Tigers we knew we would win. Both teams went into this playoff game knowing it was their last. So we all decided to just have fun!

The coaches let the kids play different positions, even letting some of the new kids get in a few pitches after league play was over! The official game went to the 5th inning, but we kept playing just for the fun of it.

Just before the game the coach told J that he would be first in the line up! Last game he moved up to slot #7 and J was super excited. This game he was going to hit first!

His first time up at bat, I think he was a little nervous. He struck out. But at least he was swinging! His second at bat - HE HIT IT! His first hit of the season that wasn't a foul! It was a short, infield hit, so he was out at first. Later in the game he was up again and hit another infield hit right to the first baseman.

It didn't matter that he was out - he just loved that he was finally getting hits!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

getting greener...

About a year ago I bought some heavy ceramic plates and stopped buying paper plates and cups. It made a huge dent in the amount of daily garbage we generated as a family. And I liked that I was making a difference.

Today, I decided to get rid of the paper/plastic question when grocery shopping. Just another step toward reducing my carbon footprint! Hopefully my next step won't be another year away!

While grocery shopping I decided to purchase the newly-offered 100% recyled and recyclable bags being offered by the local goods store. I was going to do this several weeks ago, but rationalized that it would be better to recycle some of our old clothes into new bags. But I never got around to it. And the kids don't have any outgrown clothes that would make good bags, and I can't afford to get rid of any of the 3 pairs of jeans I own. Then I thought I'd go buy some canvas and make them up, but canvas is expensive. So I broke down and bought the bags. At $1 a bag, that's not too bad.

I made sure to get a set for the car and a set for the truck so there's never an excuse not to have them when running to the store. And while I'd still have liked to have made my own bags, at least these were made using recycled materials.