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I know I mentioned that Cooper had started t-ball.  If you don’t have a little one playing sports yet, you will soon realize that every waking moment has to be dedicated to that sport for the first few weeks — or days.  Coop has been asking me and Jer to play catch with him every waking moment.  Actually, its more of a game of we catch and throw and Cooper throws and runs after the ball.  The catching part hasn’t quite become a mastered skill.  He does a great job throwing.  I’ve been giving him a few pointers as far as how to stand when throwing.  I could very easily become an overbearing parent when it comes to baseball.  Either that, or I’ll someday just have to coach so I have a reason to harp on the kids for their form and basics!

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Perhaps the reason project 365 is going so well for me this time is because I took all of the pictures on the designated days for several days before even attempting to blog them.  We’ll see how long this lasts for.  I would love to see this through for  an entire year to watch how our lives change from day to day.

Little Tikes Cozy Coupes have got to be one of the best investments made at our house.  The kids are in and out of them constantly… playing house, bank robbers, or just to cruise around and see how fast they can go.  Although, purchasing two different types was probably our big mistake.  On any different day — or minute, or second — the kids prefer one over the other.  Its not just one child that prefers a particular bike — its both Cooper and Belle.  They both want the same car.  At the same moment.  *sigh*

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Another project 365 post.

This is the face that I get to look at each and every day.  And, this is how we typically find him… fingers in his mouth snuggling his blanket up to that patch of skin between his upper lip and his nose.  I hope I remember this forever.

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Yep, Day 2 has come and gone.  May 4th, 2011, Cooper started t-ball.  He had such a great time at practice and enjoyed chasing after the balls hit by his teammates.  When it was time for Cooper to go up to bat, he was giddy with excitement.  The first ball he hit ended up landing smack dab on the forehead of his teammate, who is also his classmate at school.  Poor Olivia!  At least t-balls are a little soft!

I hope Cooper’s love of t-ball continues!  My older brother and I were deeply involved in baseball and softball growing up and it was an important part of our lives.  I would absolutely love for my children to carry that torch, and if not, hopefully we can find something they are just as passionate about (because we know it isn’t cheerleading for Belle.)

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So, I’ve said over and over again that I will participate in a Project 365 and I will actually stick with it.  So, this is my beginning again.  I think this is probably try number 14 for me, but one time its going to work — right?

So, Day 1 of Project 365, which also happens to be from  Tuesday, May 3rd.

We managed to catch a few rays and play outside.  Belle can never smile for the camera normally… she has to have such cheesy grins.  This is the closest we’re getting to a ‘normal’ smile.  Despite the smile, I’d say she’s still super duper cute.

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