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Fun Crazy Busy Weekends ~ Last Baseball Weekend of the Summer!

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Well, this is it - our last weekend of baseball travel for the summer.  This trip was to Maryland, so it wasn't too bad since it was closer than the last two trips.  We left Friday afternoon and got to our hotel, The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Silver Spring, around 6.  We went up to our room and it was a king bed - that was a problem!  So I called the front desk and had to go back downstairs to be assigned to a new room. When we were finally settled in our room, baby girl changed to her bathing suit and we went to the pool for a bit.  We headed out for dinner at a Hibachi place with friends.  The area was great - so many people were out and there were so many places to eat!  So we ate, celebrated the birthday of one of the player's little sister, who also happens to be my baby girl's friend!  We went back to the hotel to have some birthday cake and then bed!

The next morning we checked out, yes we only stayed 1 night.  The chance of the boys advancing was ver…

Back to School with Little Passports

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Fun Crazy Busy Weekends ~ Baseball in the Smokies!

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Well not exactly but close.....this weekend took us to Knoxville, TN with the town's rec baseball team.  They had a great season, played their hearts out and made it to this tournament to go up against teams from other states.  We weren't sure if we'd be able to go, but after much deliberation we decided to go.  Our son left before us again, but this time it was with his team.  The town had rented vans and the entire team, along with the coaches went in these vans - parents were on their own.




Again, we missed the first game but eventually we did make it there very early Friday morning.  We were exhausted!!  We left right after work and it took us about 14 hours to get there.  We rented a room at the same place the team was staying - Super 8.  We arrived at 3AM, checked in and went straight to our room.  Now this was last minute, and I didn't really take the time to find something else close by even though I wasn't too comfortable staying at the Super 8.  I do have …

Double Digits!!!!

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Ugh, double digits....yes, baby girl is 10!!!  Where has the time gone????  She was sooooo happy to be turning 10, she's feeling so much older now, LOL!! Her birthday is a bit tough to celebrate due to it being right in the middle of the summer.  Everyone is on vacation!! We cut her a cake at home the day of her birthday, and she had a friend come over to celebrate for a little while. She loved it!!

Then, I was planning to have a birthday party at American Girl for her, but she didn't want that.  She wanted a trip to NYC and American Girl with just me and her dad - family only, as she puts it!  She's so sweet :) Well, she got her wish.  I made reservations for brunch that weekend and it was only the 3 of us.  Now she didn't mean to exclude her brother, but we all know he would refuse to go.  I asked him anyway, and he looked at me like I had 3 heads!!  What on earth was I thinking - why would he want to go to a little girl's store - yea, that was his response so b…

Fun Crazy Busy Weekends ~ VA Sports Complex

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So to continue my Fun, Crazy, Busy Weekend series, now I go to our weekend in VA.  This was for the Dynamic Best in Class 6/25-6/28.  This would be the Aces first tournament of the season and we were really looking forward to this weekend.  But ofcourse, with our jobs we can't just take off when we want so our son headed down with friends and we went down the following day. We did miss the first games, but got to see the next two-one of which my son pitched :) Yes....proud mama over here!!


The weekend wasn't great thanks to the weather.  The boys did get most of their games in, but we got rained out the next day.  After some discussions and some disgruntled parents, we were packed up and headed back home to Jersey!  I would've liked to have seen them go on, but nobody can control mother nature!!  I'm just glad we left when we did - there was hail and tornado warnings all over.  I can deal with a hurricane, I guess because you are warned and have a chance to get to a s…

Back to School Shopping!!

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Well - its that time of year again - Back to School shopping!!!  I have a HUGE list of things to buy to get my kids ready for school - notebooks, pens, pencils, clothing and more.  Since early July I've been comparing prices and many stores - you gotta check those sales!!!

Now I did get lazy and didn't buy much, so now I am scrambling to start narrowing down their lists and start shopping.  Many stores are now offering crazy sales so I'm excited!!  I love shopping, if you couldn't tell, and even though my kids don't let me pick out their clothes, I still know what stores they like.  So, for the next 2 days, one of my daughters favorite stores is having an amazing sale!!  Crazy 8 is having 50% off new collections but this is only for 2 days - today and tomorrow!!  So if you want to get the latest and greatest from Crazy 8 - hurry on to their website to check out their new collections and save 50% only 8/4 & 8/5.


This will definitely help my back to school shoppi…