Thursday, May 20, 2010

Champs!

I've been so busy this Spring, goodness what a busy time of year this is! For the first time I have had two kids in school (preschool for William) and on a sports team so these past few weeks of wrapping up the seasons plus making teachers and coach appreciation gifts, planning victory parties, it has just been insane! (But so much fun! ) Will be back to share about William, today a little about Jonathan's baseball: his AA7 team finished up in first place for the season, and now in the post season playoff they are also #1, with their final game on Saturday! Here he is hoisting their season trophy from last week, standing next to him is the best coach we have ever had, Don Gillespie! What a blessing to get a coach that really loves the game and is so great at developing the kids with patience and respect.
Last week's game was one of Jonathan's best yet: he went 4 for 4, driving in 8 RBIs and almost hit a home run on his last bat, I don't know if I've ever screamed louder! As team mom, I made baseball cards for all the kids and gave a pack to the coach to remember the season. Like he could forget it, ha!
Here is the whole team! Jonathan is the tallest...

And with two great people assisting, I had to make three coaching cards for everyone to sign, here they are, each slightly changed up using "Just So Sporty" and "Sporty Accessories". Inside read "We are the Champions" (These sets worked overtime this month making our coach's soccer thank you card, too!) Color Combo is Pure Luxury Kraft, Black Onyx, Cranberry Tart and Smoky Slate, I'm digging it, you could tell the dads did also! Shirrts are stamped in black on Cranberry Tart CS and then highlighted wth the inkssenitals white pen and I added a few wrinkles with a Cardinal Copic.

My hand is still giving me trouble so I really appreciate your continued prayers! I have at least 9 samples to make for our peeks next week, what a great release it will be, I hope I hold up!
Have a GREAT day, more to come!

12 comments:

Jennie said...

What great pics Mel and love your set of cards! I am such a huge fan of Little League baseball. Our oldest son is in the middle of his season now and I love every minute of it. Congrats to your son...GREAT season with lots of great memories and such a blessing to get a GREAT coach!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Awww ... talk about proud mom!! *smile* Congrats to the team and Jonathan!! Love the cards. You must rest young grasshopper!! Gotta take care of that hand! *HUGS*

Vanessa said...

GO J!!! Cute cards. . .I like the bats as a background. Soak that arm!

Anita said...

What an awesome time you are having! Awesome pics! Congrats to Jonathan!

joy said...

Whooop! (for the team) That is the Aggie (Texas A&M) hoot! Will be praying for your hands, we are looking forward to seeing your samples!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Congrats to Jonathan and his team! Awesome cards as usual Mel! I need to save these for scrapbook page layout ideas for our ds's baseball pics.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

As the song says, "These Are The Days", Mel. Enjoy every moment of them because you blink and they are gone. Congrats to the team, the players, and your family on a fine season! Hope your hand feels better. Great pics.

Donna said...

what awesome cards! congratulations to Jonathan & the team, what a great group photo & baseball trading card!! woot!

Debby said...

Way to go Jonathon! Mel would love to know how you did the baseball card, my daughter played softball for our school the cardinals and I would love to make her one. She was on Varsity and did an awesome job. I would love to do a card for her and add to a scrapbook page for her. Would you be willing to share?
Angel hugs
Debby
angels5 dot 2005 @ gmail dot com

JudyI St. Louis MO said...

What a fabulous idea - creating baseball cards for the team. Great memento. The coach cards were great too.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awww, how awesome!! Love the cards, and thank you for sharing about your kids....how fun!!

Lori said...

Super cards for the boys and collection for the coach. The three coach cards are awesome. It is so exciting to be the parent of a star. Well, let's be a bit more modest here....parent of a team player. **smiles** Just don't want you to think I'm one of "those" parents. Wink ;