Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
My nephew went to his first major league base ball game on Saturday. It was a hit!! He told me he loved it and wanted to go again! Remember I told you it was a birthday present for my dad to go to the game.....but my husband and our worship minister and nephew went along for fun too.
Here they all are.....the two Cubs fans on the left and the two Cardinal fans on the right. The Cardinals won. Bad for Dad and Benji....good for Hubby and nephew. They told me that a good time was still had by all anyway. My husband took the camera and these are a few pictures he took of their day. I was impressed! So was my sissy. :) Oh...and a player threw a baseball at Colin, to keep, while practicing...he told me it was grass stained and dirty. Authentic!!! Yippee!!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This is my dad. Sunday we celebrated his 69th birthday. He does not act like he is 69 years old. More like 29 years old. He is extremely active. He has coffee everyday at the coffee shop with all his buddies. I can only imagine the conversations that those men have. And they say women are the gossips. HA!
He loves to fish, as you can see from the photo. He also loves the Chicago Cubs. My husband has gotten him a ticket to the Cub/Cardinal game this weekend for his birthday. Our worship minister is also a Cubs fan. He will be going with them. My nephew will also be going with them. This is his first major league ball game. He is a Cardinal fan like my husband. So, the four of them will be leaving bright and early on Saturday morning for St. Louis to see the game in the afternoon. Can I just say all four of them are giddy with excitement????? I don't know who is the real kid in this scenario...the real kid (my 10 year old nephew) or the 69 year old man. You be the judge from this picture. Hee hee!
My dad is the type of person that if you needed a shirt, he would take his off and give it to you. My dad is a very hard worker. Everything he has he earned with his own two hands. He has had some hard knocks in his life. Oh how I wish he and my mother had not had hard times. But they are better people for them I believe. My daddy (and mama) have shown me how to work hard and be kind and have fun. Good things to teach your kids!
I wish I could have a hidden camera this weekend so I could see all the fun the boys will have at the ball game. Memories will be made for all of them. Good memories. I hope foul balls come their way and the peanuts are never ending and the sun is not in their eyes and the soda is cold and refreshing. :)
Oh how I love my daddy!!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
And the tulips that I planted last fall....showing all just how beautiful they are! :)
And the two furry babies sitting at the screen door.... putting their heads together.....planning their great escape into the back yard. Hee hee.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons......
Baskets of goodies......chipboard, sparkly things, sharp things, buttons. (Now I do loooove buttons!)
Ink stamp pads, markers, baskets with miscellaneous toys inside.
And, lastly.....I miss seeing these every morning in my bedroom. :(
1. Cow in my bed.
2. Camo underwear in my laundry hamper.
3. Paper airplanes on the kitchen floor.
4. Fireman dudes around the house looking at me.
5. Yellow Corvette in my house. (I think I could get used to this one!)
Just to name a few....... It was so much fun having my nephew here with me this past week. He was sick (and so was I) but we still had a lot of laughs together and fun times that we will remember hopefully for a long time. Boys....who knew they were soooo cool!! ;)
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Here is his jacket all repaired.
This mama is not used to having camo stuff in the house. :) I walked into the bedroom where my youngest daughter and nephew were playing. And this is some of what I saw.....
1. Getting all the kids dressed and Joe's lady friend, Barbie.
2. Barbie's super kitchen with her stack able washer and dryer in a fun color!
3. Joe leaving his pants, shoes, liter of pop and pistol laying on the floor. Typical! (Wink!)
4. Lastly, the happy couple themselves! They were dressed up "to go out" or so I was told. And, when I left the room.....I overheard my nephew tell my daughter that Joe was going to propose tonight to Barbie. Ahhhh how sweet!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Sponge Bob Monopoly. Does this look like an easy game to you? I think not. But, it was fun after we got started. We were buying up pineapples and Crusty Crab's like you would not believe! HA! This is who I chose to be.....
Sandy the squirrel. And, Taylor chose him......
Sponge Bob! The man himself. Or whatever the heck he is. :)
It was a good game. She let me stop for awhile and take a nap. Which was much needed. Then back to playing. She won the game because I had to pay the barnacle tax about 10,000 times!