Formerly the Birchfield family blog, this space has been taken over by Sydney B., hip-hop dancer, softball player, fashion designer and youngest of the Birchfield clan.

There will be an occasional note from mom when something of interest pops up, but most of the commentary/photos/drawings will be from the young mind of Sydneyboo, diva in training.

No spelling or grammar critiques, please!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Stuff about Sydney B's life

It's Friday! My favorite day of the week! I have tournament this weekend. Bllllllaaaahhhhhhh! I have to wake up at 7:00! Only an hour before school! That's RIDICULOUS! I am so not excited. Kelsey is blabbing about her friend's old teacher that takes anger managment classes because she through a table out the window. Nice right? Today is the day to just relax. So I am going to kick back and just relax.And also, Happy birthday Joey! Bye everybody! Thanks for looking at my blog!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

School Time!

It's back to shool time with Sydney Birchfield! My first 6 weeks of school in the 4th grade!So exciting right? NOT. Now let's get to the exciting part. Last Monday, we had our first two league games! We won both of them. I pitched. I did pretty good but not great.We played the fury and intensity. I had practice today. I have a double header tomorrow. Hope we do great! We have a tournament next weekend in pigeon forge. I think were going to win!

Love ya!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas 2009

NOOOOOOOO ! School is coming! We have to go to school on Monday, church on Saturday, and softball practice on Sunday. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!

I wish Kelsey would stop playing her music ALL DAY LONG. It's annoying!

I am so sad that Christmas is over but I am excited about the new year. Kelsey just gave Ralphie a bath and he looks like a wet rat. My friend invited me to go to a Justin Bieber concert, because her dad does concerts for pop stars. Last time they got VIP seats and backstage passes, so we might get those too. I am so excited!
~Peace out, peeps!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Today I am going to practice but its Kind of confusing because we don't know if I am going to have my pitching lessen because my practice is at the same time. But daddy is going to pick Mariah up so she can come to practice. But daddy is going to see if we can move my pitching lessen to 5:oo p.m. so Mariah can catch me!

Meeting My Teacher

Today I am meeting my third grade teacher and she is showing us where we are going to sit. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Joe hates this guy because he's so, ahem, *red*, but this song is so sweet. Evidently, you can't snatch the REAL video from YouTube, so somebody decided to create their own video with the lyrics. Obviously, this person was not a proofreader, but I appreciate the effort anyway.

Just when I think the chaos at the Birchfield hacienda is going to make me go mad, this song will magically come on the radio (Yes, I listen to the country stations on my XM -- along with the '80s, Pink and the Oprah Channel -- I am embracing my quickly-approaching 40s) and give me a lift.

Thought somebody out there might appreciate it.



Kelsey in her element on a field trip to Rainforest Adventures

First tourney win of the season

Puppy Love

Three months, three months gone. Three months of schoolwork, softball practice, dance class, a new puppy and physical trials that have kept me from even THINKING about writing anything. I'm not gonna go into any details about the events of the past 3 months except to say everybody's well here for the time being and I refuse to jinx it by talking about it!

I thought about just shutting this puppy down for a while. But I've decided to give it a go again. The girls both have new cameras, are taking pictures of EVERYTHING imaginable, so I think I'll give it a whirl again for anybody who might be interested. Or maybe I'll just give it another whirl because it gives me a place to set all this craziness down.

Spring is here, ball season has begun and we have lots of life in this house. Three puppies, 11 fish, 3 kids (when Joey decides to show up for dinner) and two rapidly aging adults who spend most of their days waving hi and bye in a rush to the cars in the garage. People keep telling me what a good time this is in our lives, but I'm so busy I really haven't had time to stop and appreciate it!

So if you feel the urge, stop by every now and again for updates. I think I'm going to turn the reins over to the girls for a little while and let them show you life through their lenses.

Until next time...


Monday, January 26, 2009

Gotta Be Somebody

I'm digging this song by Nickelback right now. The video is the epitome of cheese, so excuse me for posting it. It was the first one on YouTube and, you know, I'm not a patient gal, so you get what you pay for.


Life Goes On

People, people, people, did you think I had abandoned the blogging world? Feels kinda like it. I think I touched on this in an earlier post, so forgive me if I'm repeating myself. Life has been bumpy for the last couple of months with Syd and her *mystery* illness. Until the last week or so, she has been battling fatigue, tummy pain, lack of appetite, anxiety, etc. Finally, after many prayers, tears, millions of doctor appointments, a houseful of medication, she seems to be improving. We still have no firm diagnosis, though we're investigating celiac disease right now due to having 2 out of 5 positive markers in a blood test. We are hopeful she does not have this, but we're determined to deal with it and move on if she does. Life marches on.

Since I was here last, Barack Obama has taken the oath of office and is comfortably seated in the Oval Office running the show. Can I get an AMEN? On Inauguration Day, the girls got up early, finished their school work in the a.m. and plopped down on the couch with me to watch. Sydney was most fascinated by it all, saying that Barack HOUSTON (her interpretation)Obama was HOT. Yeah, she's 8, I know... Anyway, we watched all of it, the swearing in, the news coverage of Kennedy's seizure at the luncheon (bummer), the parade and even the balls. Sydney was so excited to see what Michelle Obama was wearing. It was a big day in the Birchfield house. We talked about how important a day it was, even for people who didn't vote for him. We talked about civil rights, racism and we talked about how Malia Obama's camera was JUST LIKE HERS, except it was blue -- you know, the important stuff.

In other news, the clan will be bypassing Daytona Beach this year, opting to stay a little closer to home and travel to Myrtle Beach instead. I've never been to Myrtle Beach. One of my friends tells me it's like Pigeon Forge with a beach, so I'm not sure I'm gonna love it, but until we've got a handle on Syd's health issues, we think closer is better this year. I will miss the familiarity of Daytona, my vacation destination every summer FOREVER, will miss the dog track, Salty Dog's, the cars driving up and down the beach. Joe proposed to me in Daytona, so it will always be at the top of my list. All this worry about Syd has sorta taken some of the zest out of our home for the last little bit, so it's hard to get real jazzed up about vacation, but we're going to give it our best shot. The hard part is deciding on a place to stay. Never having been there, it is kinda hard to choose between the 2 million resorts listed online. Anyone with experience in this area, please email me with advice on this!

Until next time...


Monday, December 22, 2008

Tummy Aches

So much has happened in the last 3 weeks I'm not sure my old brain can remember it all. However, I will try.

The weekend after my last post, sweet Sydney started having tummy problems, pain, nausea, lack of appetite. I figured we had contracted the dreaded tummy bug that is making the rounds in K-town, so I accordingly quarantined her, leaving Joe and Kel to fend for themselves. Well, after two days of no eating and pain, we headed to Children's Hospital. After 9 hours in the E.R., Syd was admitted with no diagnosis -- maybe chronic constipation. Really? After 9 hours, that's the BEST YOU GOT?

Day 2 in the hospital brought our pediatrician in with a diagnosis -- an acute gastritis attack. Day 3 brought an additional esophagitis diagnosis. She is a champion acid producer, just like her mom. Anyhoo, she came home on Day 3 with about a zillion medications. Our fridge is decorated with a medicine chart just so mom doesn't overdose her on Pepcid!

After 11 days away, she returned to school for the last week and was able to enjoy her class Christmas party. Her recovery is not complete -- good days and bad -- but she is better. She eats and plays, dances and sings and is anxiously awaiting Santa's arrival in 3 days. She is banned from eating chocolate, tomatoes (ketchup -- oh, my!) or oranges, but we have become creative and she's handling it well. I am hoping in a month she will be good as new.

As for the rest of us, we're ready for Christmas. The packages are wrapped, the cards are out and school is on hiatus. The in-laws are here for 5 days, the house is all pretty-fied and we're busting at the seams. We're getting back to normal. Life goes on.

I probably won't be blogging until after the holidays, so see ya' next year!

Merry Christmas!