Life with the Shirley Family

Life with the Shirley Family

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A good weekend for being green!!

I began my green weekend by planting my garden with lots of green plants!!  I have lettuce, kale, eggplant, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and some herbs.  I even used my mushroom compost and my own compost in my green attempt at gardening!  We will see what the garden produces this year!

Then on Sunday, after not even wearing green to church, I got in the green spirit with Camden and his friend.  We made a green cake which was very yummy! 

Since it was actually a white cake, we then made green eggs from the yokes.  Everyone tried them and said they tasted like eggs!

And I would eat them in a house and in the rain and on train! 

The green cake!

Of course the boys had to end up wrestling on our brown lawn that will hopefully soon be green :) 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Upwards firsts and lasts

This was an Upwards year that involved lots of firsts and lasts.  It was Nathan's last year of playing, and Camden's first.  It was the first year Nathan and I coached a team, and probably the last year I coach a 6 year old boys team!  The expression herding cats was used many times in describing our team!  It was a fun experience, even though I don't know how much I was actually able to teach the boys about basketball.  We had fun though!!

It was also the first year that Camden not only played, but wanted to keep playing.  His first t-ball experience involved asking to stop playing after the first game.  Since he wanted to play every basketball game, I think we have made progress in the sports area!  And he made 3 baskets!  And tried to rebound one time.  This is a big step from him hiding his head under his hands when the ball came toward him. 

The Upwards team! 
Nathan doing what he did best; enthusiastically handing out the stars at the end of the game.  The boys were so excited because of his description of why they got their stars.
And Nathan's last year was a great year for his basketball skills.  He and another boy on his team had great chemistry and made lots of awesome plays together.  Running, passing and shooting!  And they both were kind to players that had a hard time making shots. 

Nathan was very enthusiastic about his game as well...code word for aggressive :)
All in all, we had a good Upwards year.