Sunday, March 1, 2009

Preschool & Spring Training Begins!

Here is Ace and Casey after Game 1 of Spring Training! Casey looked good in Ranger Blue! He threw 1 inning and did great! It was fun to see him back on the mound. Ace was yelling for his daddy, it was too cute! It will be a fun season! We are meeting great people and friends within the organization!
Here is Ace a waiting his first day of preschool! He was OK, thanks to his Lil friend and roommate! Ace's bud is a gamer and they both went to preschool together for the first time! His friend helped him out of bed, other wise he was covering himself up saying, "I don't want to go to preschool!" He was good until he had to walk in the classroom. Then not so good. He clung on to my leg and said, "Mommy look at all the kids, too many kids!" It took him awhile to warm up. Still not convinced. He had his moments... Basically I spent the whole day with him at preschool.

I was so proud of him, he did so well considering this is all new! I did get to leave during playtime outside and came back after lunch so for about 45 min or so. Yes, after lots and lots of convincing! He said many times, "Take me home!" "I want to go home!" Some of his lines, "but mommy I love you," "you can't leave me!" His teacher said he did good, even ate 3 helpings of lunch! He was so excited to see me walk through the door! It was quite cute, he started to jump up and down and clap, shouting "Mommy, Mommy!" Ace and his buddy had a great 1st day of preschool! We even managed to take them back for day 2! Still some tears were shed but it ended up great! He is warming up to it! His buddy is coming in clutch for him, knowing him and having each other in class!
The highlight... picking him up on Day 2 and his teacher telling me he has really good manners! Ugh, my heart just melted, I was elated and so proud of our lil Ace!
Ace after school on his scooter! He is sure getting the hang of it!

We headed out to So Cal for the weekend! We had a great visit with my mom and dad! My grandmother is still out in California so again getting the chance to visit with her is an extra treat! Especially for Ace, he has his great grandma wrapped around his fingers, all of them!

I had to head out east for a signing in New Jersey. Thanks to all who came out! After, the signing I headed over to St. John's University to help them celebrate Women in Sports Day! I was stoked to catch some women's basketball too! They played Rutgers and battled tough! Man, so very different from the basketball I played in high school! Very physical, quite intense! I enjoyed it immensely! I spoke at the University's Banquet celebrating Women in Sport while raising awareness of Breast Cancer. I was elated to be involved! St. John's is quite the place filled with incredible people which make it what it is. They are a tight knit group of students who understand what it means to give back and help out! Thank you St. John's for your hospitality and friendliness!

We are excited to see whats in store for next week!

Keep dreaming & believing!


Anonymous said...

Ace is so Cute, Jennie!! You should be proud!!


Rake said...

That's a full week and weekend.

Ace will be a school pro before you know it.

J said...


You are a wonderful example for the young players to watch. My 15 year old daughter met you twice, and you were so genuine, polite and sweet.
I remember how hard those days were leaving them at preschool.

With 3 kids it was 3 different reactions. The first one cried and had a bumpy start. The second one ran in everyday with barely a goodbye, and the third one was in between the first two. Sounds like you are doing a great job.

Good luck.

skittle addict said...

Ace is the cutest! I remember pre-school, for me and my brother. My brother would cry non-stop, but I was excited and ready to play. I guess it depends on the child. He will warm up, he just needs to get used to the environment. Best Wishes and all the world's blessings! :D

Anonymous said...

I've been away for a little while and i come back and our little man is in Pre-school???? How did that happen??! :) I know it is hard letting go sometimes but you have to have faith that you and Casey have done your jobs well and from the sounds of the comments already from his have. Reminds me of part of the song by Darius Rucker.."It wont be like this for Long"

And when he drops her off at preschool
She's clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now don't you worry
This will only last a week or two

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll drop her off
And she wont even know you're gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on
It wont be like this for long

Enjoy every moment truly does fly by. Big Love. xoxo

Trisha :)

kkp1220 said...

I couldn't imagine having to drop them off at school:-( they grow up so fast!

softballamanda said...

Ace is so cute(:
i hope he grows up to be as good a role model as you!

softballamanda said...

Ace is so cute(:
i hope he grows up to be as good a role model as you!