Tuesday, May 22, 2012

While the Big Boys Play...


It's baseball season...and that means we are at the field a lot.  I love when the older boys are playing at a park where there are play sets or something for the little guys to do.  On Friday night, Jonathon's team was playing under the lights at a park where Ryan (the older kids) normally play.  One field wasn't in use, so they found some other kids and had a good old fashion game of kick ball going on.  Of course, between the kids kicking/running, they also found the dirt!  They could have been occupied for hours.

And on Saturday, Jonathon was playing at a field where there are play sets.  They love going to this park!  Marcel was very proud to be standing on a particularly tall part of the play set.  He came over to me and specifically asked to be "pictured."  I love the way he's laughing at Collin.  Super happy little guy!

And here's Jonathon on first base...ready to roll. He's been hitting the ball really well this year!  It's so nice to see his confidence grow on the baseball field.  We were chatting about a missed play that a teammate made on the way home the other night and he said, "Mom, my team needs to believe in him.  They need to believe he can make the play and he needs to believe in himself too. When my team said, Jonathon's going to hit Brandon and Nick in, I believe I could and so did they.  I hit a double and got two RBIs."  Love his perspective...we do all need to believe in ourselves and others.  He then went on to say he learned that in karate.  I love his karate instructor and so glad that he remembers that very important lesson.


Now...onto my card share for today :)....you all know by now that I'll eventually get to my card.  I've been looking at the Embellish Challenge for a bit thinking about how I could create some movement on my card.  Finally decided to stamp the sentiment in each color a few times to create a sense of movement.  Hope you like it!


23 comments:

  1. Love the pics of the boys, and how they can find something to keep them busy at the game. And you're right, it does look like there's movement on your card with the way you stamped the sentiments!

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  2. Wonderful take on the Inspiration photo, Lynn - your card is fabulous! Love the photos of the boys, climbing and dirt are favorites around here too. :)

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  3. I always love seeing and reading about your boys! What a great reminder from Jonathon.
    You definitely nailed the sense of motion on your card with the repeatedly stamped sentiment. Love that image, too!

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  4. What a neat idea stamping the sentiment multiple times, Lynn! Makes for a really fun card!

    Love the photos of your boys and the wonderful lesson from Jonathon! Once again, the memories flood back, to when mine were little - one of the many reasons I love visiting you here! Thank you! :)

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  5. Such sweet boys on the ball field, I enjoy hearing about them. Great job with the generational stamping. I'm definitely feeling the movement!

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  6. LOVE those baseball pictures! I've got one of Adina digging in the dirt at Ezekiel's t-ball games last year, too ;).

    And I think you've done a great job creating movement with your stair-step design! Beautiful work, my dear!

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  7. Ball parks with play sets are ALWAYS a bonus!!! We are lucky that Will's practices are at one of the elementary school's in our district which has a pretty fab set of playground equipment. It makes it so nice for the little guys!
    I just love your card and the way you stamped the sentiment multiple times in different colors!! :)

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  8. love the movement of the sentiments! Fabulous card!

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  9. Such cute photos Lynn, excellent card. That bicycle image is so cute and I love your sentiments in all the colours of the challenge.

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  10. Love the pictures of the boys and the card is really different and clever.

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  11. what wise words from that young man! I love it! I love also that he can recognize that advice in different settings...a very high level of thinking that even adults don't get! LOVE the repeated sentiment! I totally reminds me of the bikes all lined up in the photo :) A half sunny, windy morning...back to the old grind :)

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  12. Great pictures of the boys. LOVE love the movement of the sentiment on this card.

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  13. I just had to share with you-I was on an 8 day cruise & thought you were there too! She looked very similar to you!
    We were standing in a food line & I just had to ask her if she did scrapbooking (cause I couldn't remember your name). She said no. Then I had to explain I knew someone from the internet that looked alot like her!
    It's amazing even though I haven't met my cyber friends-I think I can recognize them in public!! LOL

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  14. Fab...love how you repeated the sentiment in rainbow colors.

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  15. It must be lovely to have all boys on occasions like this, they keep each other company and have great games together :0)
    Lovely card, the sentiment really gives the movement you strived for :0)
    Jenny x

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  16. Gotta love those little (er, big, if they are reading this!) and dirt! Attraction at its best. Your card is wonderful, I really like the sentiments in color.

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  17. I love how you share about your boys! I think you are raising boys that will be great men and future husbands! :> Love your card today, the movement of the sentiment is perfect!

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  18. I really like your stamping of the sentiment multiple times in each color - a very nice effect

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  19. Love the photos Lynn. This card is brilliant, love the way you used the stamp. Beautiful.

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  20. I love sweet boys! Mine are too, I love having boys:) Sounds like Jonathon has the real definition of teamwork down pat! ;) agreed on the boys loving their books!! I think even if I ever wanted to quit scrap booking, they would mutiny!!! ;) this card is gorgeous, Lynn. I love how cool it is and only a single layer! The stamping off looks great:) hope you have a great day!! :)

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  21. I LOVE the way you stamped the sentiment!! Totally creates a great sense of movement and I love the penny-farthing image. :)

    Jonathon really is an old soul isn't he? So very sweet and perceptive.

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  22. pretty sure it is not all his Karate instructoe who passes on this wisdom!
    I love the way you have used the sentiments for movement-forever creative

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  23. Great picts and I can completely relate; we've got a dirt player ourselves. :) Unfortunately, she's an explorer too and we've lost her a few times already at the park. Love your sons perspective and great way to make that movement on your card.

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