Baseball & Easter

The little munchkins have started little league baseball this spring and it’s the real deal. Boden is on A-ball and Hutson T-ball. Tim is the assistant coach for Hutson’s team, which made Boden jealous as he really wanted Tim to be his coach. They have official outfits, boden is pin grey with pin-stripes. Button up baseball shirt, long red socks, a lincoln cardinal ball cap, and even a belt. Hutson has a black t-shirt, gray pants, the long red socks and ball cap.

The boys  had their first game on 4/9. Boden made it to first base each time. He played short-stop and catcher, which made him very excited to wear the padding. For Hutson’s game, they hit off a T and Hutson did great. When the ball went into the play al the little boys would be like little gnats and  jump all at once on the ball.

We had to have a talking with Hutson prior about being a team player because his first practice with Tim he had an epic meltdown because he didn’t go first at bat. All a learning.

At their 2nd game, Boden played 3rd base and he got two people out! He and Aven are on the same team and they had some great team plays.

In between their games, they boys finally had their tongue-tied surgery. We didn’t tell them they were getting the procedure until the morning of. We took them off of school and headed to the doctor, Dr. Gharei, a persian, who is the only doctor in Oregon who performs this surgery thru laster so it’s non-invasive. The boys were given mild sedative which made them very loopy. Boden was just chilling with a big smile on his face and Hutson has hanging all over me. The procedure was less than 3 mins. The doctor put a local anesthetic on their tongue. A used a laser to severe the membrane. They were eating lollipops leaving the doctor office. We have to massage the wound with coconut oil  and have them do exercises. They will have therapy as well to learn to use their new tongue movement.

Today was Easter and Narda, Dave and Dash spent the night. We all watched Rogue 1, well most of us. We tried to get the boys to all sleep in Boden’s bunk beds. That did not last. Boden was the only one trying to go to sleep. Hutson and Dash were having a giggling fit and hanging off the bed.

In the morning, we had an easter egg hunt in the house. Boden was running around downstairs and Hutson and dash upstairs and they had a very even split of the loot. Of course they were devouring their candy and running around on sugar highs. Poor little Dash ran into the barn door and got a huge egg on his forehead. We got the swelling to go down with ice.

We all headed to the Oregon Humane Society to look at a couple dogs. We had a great experience but the dog we saw was a bit hesitant around the kids. We’ll keep looking!

Boden’s maturity keeps increasing. He loves playing baseball, loves basketball. He has patience with Hutson. Hutson is showing is frustration more and more, using screaming or yelling. We are trying to manage his emotions by not using emotions and it’s really difficult!




This winter has been great for skiing and we had another family ski day mid March.  The boys crushed it again.  Both skiing easy rider and vista.  Boden challenged the family to a race on the sprint course.  Boden of course won the race with Hutson coming in second.

The following week, it was a guys evening at Providence Park.  Bapa, the boys and dad went to a Timbers game and had a blast.  We took the max down to the stadium and then took our seats.  Timbers won the game 4-2 over Houston.  Boden learned a few of the Timber Army songs and sang along with Timber Joey.

Over spring break, we took a vacation to Los Angeles and San Diego and had a great time.  Starting in LA, we spent the first day in Newport Beach and Balboa Island.  We rented a boat, met up with our friend Kele and motored around Newport Bay.  Great afternoon.  The next day, we went to California Adventure and had a spectacular day.  The highlight was Radiator Springs Racers and Flight Around the World.  After lunch we decided to ride Grizzly River.  Hutson was a little nervous but decided to ride.  Hutson was the first to get wet and then right before the big drop, our boat became stuck.  We sat there for a few minutes before the boat was released and we took the big drop.  Hutson and Boden were soaked at the end and Hutson didn’t enjoy the ride.  The last ride of the day was Goofy’s Roller Coaster.  Boden had a great time on the ride but it put Hutson over the edge.  While we were walking out of the park, Hutson ran into Spiderman and had his photo taken with him.

The next day, we were at Disneyland.  We started the day in Adventure Land.  Mom and Boden rode Pirates of the Caribbean, Thunder Mountain and Indiana Jones…but Hutson wanted no part of it.  Next, mom and Boden rode splash mountain while dad and Hutson rode Jungle Adventure Cruise.  Disney took a photo of mom and Boden during the drop and it was hilarious.  Boden was riding in the front of the log and mom was right behind.  Boden had a look of terror on his face while he was trying to turn around to grab moms hand while mom’s eyes were closed and a huge grin on her face.  Before lunch, we rode the Autopia where the boys drove cars around the track.  After lunch, we left the park and had a nap.  At 4.30, we went back and had dinner at the Rainforest Cafe.  After we sat down, Hutson was frightened by the Gorillas so we moved downstairs away from the animal action.  The next ride, Boden rode was Star Wars and Hutson rode Astro Orbitor and then we took our position for the starlight parade.

After LA, we headed down to San Diego.  Our first stop was the Zoo.  We had a quick tour of the zoo and the boys favorite part was the sky-safari which took us over the park.

The last adventure we had was at Legoland!  The boys enjoyed the rides, despite the long waits.  The favorite ride was the Lego Driving Zone.  Both the boys received their lego drivers licenses.  Boden was the only kid we saw that stopped at the stop signs and uncontrolled intersections.  Legoland also had a great waterpark and Hutson rode his first big waterslide by himself.  After that, we couldn’t get him off.

Spring break ended on a fun note…mom picked up some great Blazers tickets three rows back from the court.  Boden wore his Damian Lillard jersey to support the Blazers.  Both used their ‘clappers’ to make noise to distract the Phoenix Sun players from scoring.

This week, baseball practice started.  Boden in A-ball and Hutson in t-ball.  First game is tomorrow so cross your fingers for no rain outs.