Monday, June 16, 2008

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

On Father's Day we took Daniel to his first Detroit Tigers Baseball game.

I had the brilliant idea that I would just carry him instead of putting him in his Kimba stroller.

MISTAKE #1. This kid is heavy!

When we arrived at the game it was nice, bright and sunny. So because of Mistake #1......I worked up a sweat. Its difficult enough to carry a child who is as long and as heavy as Daniel, but then add in there that when he gets excited, he extends (meaning he is as stiff as a board and there is no breaking it up!) and he can't wrap his legs around my waist, doesn't yet have the muscles to do that.

Well in honor of it being Daniel's first baseball game we got him a hat and a t-shirt! As you can see in the photo above he looks smashing in his new duds! Check out his eyes......he is eyeballin' the guy behind us because he had food and Daniel wanted it!

He was having fun and we were eating and being merry when it started to rain. And I don't mean sprinkling either...a downpour. Again, pick up Daniel and attempt to run for cover...although it was indeed funny, he thinks rain is cool, so again he goes into extension and is harder than heck to carry! Game was on rain delay for about 45 minutes, and after sitting/standing/carrying for that amount of time....we decided to just leave and go home.

LOL I wouldn't say it was a successful trip to the ball game, but it wasn't a complete failure either! Note to self: BRING KIMBA STROLLER!
On another note: Yesterday was my mom and dad's birthday. If you've followed the blog you know that my mom passed away in November of last year, so this is the first year that we won't be celebrating her birthday. My father passed away about 7 years ago. All I can say is that now that they are back together...I hope that they had a wonderful day where ever they may be, and I am sure they were both happy because they were with each other. Here is the last birthday we celebrated with my mom (June 07), you'll see a picture of her with all of my children. My dad celebrated his last birthday alive in the hospital, he passed away shortly afterwards. My mom, and his children were all in the hospital room to celebrate their birthday. I'm sure the nurses loved that!! I would post a picture of that as it was a very tender moment when my mom leaned over the hospital bed railing to give my dad a birthday kiss. and dad, happy birthday.....I miss you and I hope you are happily together again.


Melissa said...

Awww he looks so handsome in his baseball gear. Don't worry, I do the "oh I'll just carry him" thing all the time. When will we learn? Damn boys are solid. Nathan about breaks my arm. I guess that is why my back is all out of alignment!

Erin said...

I LOVE this pic of Daniel! He and his dad look great in their baseball gear!