Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Winning isn't everything...but it sure is fun!

Brendan got invited to play ball with his old team this last weekend up in Idaho. So my mom and I took him with no other kiddies. It was quite fun. I call it a vacation if I only have 1 child to take. I know I said a couple posts back, that I don't care if Brendan wins or loses as long as he has fun. Well we happened to have an excellent time since they won all 5 games and then won the championship game! It was great, I got to sit in my chair and watch all of the games without even having to get out of my chair, unless it was to go to the concession stand for a drink and treat! Thanks Brendan and mom for a great weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

things that make me smile

this picture

when evan says, "hello shunshine" to ruby

when lily walks the diving board like it is the catwalk

staying up late with jess and watching chick flicks

having my boys home

these are just a few things that have made me smile lately...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008's just a game

This is our family vacation this summer and sadly the entire family did not go. I admit I was a little bitter about the whole thing. Maybe it was because the day Rick and Brendan left for Cooperstown I had the flu. Yes, it was the 4th of July and I was sick in bed all day and my 2 big boys were off for a wonderful, exciting, baseball filled week in beautiful New York. I admit it I was jealous. I wanted to go with them, but it just wasn't possible for me to go. My jealousy is now fading as the week goes on. Rick calls everyday a couple times a day and tells me how much fun they are having and what a great experience it is. Brendan is having the time of his life, Rick said he might be enjoying just hanging out with his baseball buddies more than actually playing ball. This is what I wanted more than going with them, for the 2 of them to have a great time and make wonderful memories that they will remember forever. I was able to watch some of Brendan's games on the Internet. I could see Brendan and hear Rick in the stands yell, "nothing gets by you boy" when Bren was playing catcher, so it was like I was right there with them. Ten years down the road I will be off for a wonderful, exciting, baseball filled week in beautiful New York with Evan. I am a little sad I didn't get to go and experience it with Brendan, but am so happy he got to go with his biggest fan, his Dad. As far as how the team did, they won some, they lost some. I have never really cared, if Brendan hits homeruns, if he strikes out or if he pitches a no hitter, as long as he has fun that is all that matters to me. Afterall it is just a game..

Monday, July 7, 2008