Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Night at the Ball Park

Sam and Isaac's first baseball game went very well for such a hot and humid night. After arriving to the front gates of the ball park I was quickly questioning what we were thinking coming on such a sticky night. Already, just from the walk up to the park, we were all dripping with sweat.

We bought the tickets and then were off to find our seats; Joel disappointed in the good seats being sold out, had to settle for the cheap seat tickets. You can imagine that our hike to our seats was a good one! :-) It happened to be buck night out at the K so we enjoyed plenty of pop, hot dogs, and peanuts. Sam was very attentive the whole game up until the bottom of the 7th, and by this time I was also tired of sitting in my seat, so we got up to go hunt down some cotton candy but were disappointed to find out that they had sold all out. Bummer! The lady sitting in front of us with her daughter and husband turned around and said to me, "How old is he? I can't believe that he is sitting so nice and being so good. I have two 20 month olds at home and there is no way that they would sit so good for the entire game!" I smiled and said, the boy loves sports and right now the season is baseball.

I was also surprised at how well Isaac was. Not once was he fussy. He had two bottles while we were there and even took a nap. When he wasn't doing that he was too busy flirting with the people behind us. Yes for it being hotter than Hades the boys were excellent!

Beside the weather being less than ideal the time seemed to go by rather fast. I enjoyed watching Sam as he watched the ball players down on the field. He would yell "Foul Ball, Home Run and Strike" as the rest of the crowd did. He also enjoyed the CLAP-CLAP, CLAP CLAP CLAP, -CLAP CLAP'S and doing the wave. He also was fascinated with the beautiful fountains that Kauffmen stadium is known for, and was a little scared of the sudden "Boom Boom" as he'll tell you, from the fireworks that go off when there is a home run.

We were lucky enough to witness 2 that night. Yes, he was involved with the entire surrounding. On top being very good, Sam looked very cute, complete with Royal's jersey, glove, and an official Royals cap. Some of these pictures are keepers!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Okay all you folks that are too far away to come and see our house, I've decided to go ahead and post pictures of what the house looks like at this time. Granted we still have plenty of nesting to do, but for now it is cozy, while we finish up some other projects.

I've also included some updated pictures of the boys. And a quick note on the newest stuff from my munchkins; Samuel, when asked what his name is can tell you as well as if you ask him how old he is. This only took about 15 minutes of practice. If you know Sam well you know that he has an accent with most words that he says and his name is no exception. Bye- Sounds like he is from the southern states, while Car-sounds like he is from Boston, and I'm not sure yet where it sounds like he is from when he says his name Sam- as Shaaaam (almost like a question).

Isaac is up on all fours and is bound to make his first moves within the next week or so. His hair continues to stand up on end regardless of length, and the older ladies at the grocery store love to stop and comment on it.

Other than that we continue to battle out one project at a time and surely by the time we move out all our projects will be done. :-) The kitchen should be close to completion by my birthday (August 10th, for those of you that care) and the boys' rooms should be soon to follow. For those of you that are close enough to come and visit us be looking for our house warming party invite hopefully sometime in August.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Firework Spectacular

Okay I know it has been a while since I've last posted, but now we are all moved into our new house and are finally starting to feel organized. There are still lots of projects to take care of, but we can handle those one at a time now that the main meat and potatoes are taken care of.

For the 4th of July my parents came over to help put in our glass block window in the bathroom, and my mom helped me clear out our laundry room, mud room and the garage. With walking room through those areas I feel much better. We grilled some pork tenderloin and had cheesy potatoes, salad, rolls, and chocolate cake for dinner. It was mighty tasty after 5-6 hours of work.

Afterwards we headed out to Corporate Woods Firework Spectacular show. We met up with Joel's parents to watch the show. Sam had fun people watching and we all enjoyed a Gelati. He also thought that his glow in the dark bracelet was pretty cool.

I thought for sure that Isaac would be the one bawling because of the noise, but it was the opposite. Sam was very concerned with the loud booms. He put his hands up to his mouth and was shaking his head no, not to mention begging to go bye bye, bye bye, bye bye. It didn't take long for him to realize that the noise wasn't going to hurt him and he was quick to whoop with the rest of the people when there were pretty fireworks.

Isaac gazed up at the sky ever so cute until he couldn't hold his head up any longer.

The next time I looked over at him he was fast asleep on Grandma Kellen. It was a long day for us all. At the end of the show it was time to head back to the car. We thought we remembered where we parked, but instead we wandered around carrying 2 kids and all our crap for an HOUR before a man also walking around lost with his wife and child, stopped to point us in the right direction. After that mess and my mood being altered by the end of it, I came home and ate a big piece of chocolate cake.....amazingly that helped my mood a lot. I could now go to bed happy.