Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thank Heavens

I have been busy! I have lost 20 lbs. in 5 weeks, and I am training for the KC half marathon.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Dig a Little Deeper

Last Thursday, my Mom and Mike treated Joseph and I to a night at the K. I love the new stadium, and find myself dreaming of making Royals' baseball a summer tradition for Joseph and Charlotte in the coming years.

I love the back of Mike's shirt. In fact, everyone needs a shirt to remind us all to Dig a Little Deeper.

Joe has been to T-Bones games. But he was younger, and this ball field is ginormous compared to Community America ball park. Don't misunderstand, I still love T-Bones' games, but the K carries a whole different nostalgia.

Nothing cuter than a little boy in Converse sneakers!

Glove at the ready?!?

Just like the giant hot dog, egg roll and taquito at T-Bones' games, Joe is not particularly fond of adults in mascot costumes. Total hysterics, even when Slugger was at least 100 feet away.

This picture is not a good indicator, but Joe absolutely devoured his hot dog, and ...

slammed his ice cream.

Proud of his 'stache

Maybe it's the dork in me, but I love Converse sneakers even for myself.

Not sure why he is pointing, but you can start to see the loopy expression on his face.

Whooping and hollerin' even though the Royals lost to the White Sox. Talk about team spirit.

Just keep the mascots far, far away!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Playing Hookie

Saturday, June 27th I left work early (if you call a 10 hour day early!?!) to make an appearance at my sister's high school graduation party. David also worked that day, but he brought the kids out before work so they could be a part of the festivities.

Here is my youngest, sweet, eternally optimistic sister Mackenzie. Initially, the thought of Mackenzie graduating didn't mean too much to me, but then I realized how much more time I would get to spend with her. She has helped out immensly with the kids, and I love to call her up and invite her over to eat dinner and just hang out. Growing up I lived with my Mom and two sisters, and although we sometimes fought like wild banshees I have missed the times we used to share together. Those are stories for another time.
So before I arrived these pictures of Charlotte and my Mom were taken by my Aunt Sherri. Charlotte's dress is from Target. I hesitated to buy it because, she didn't necessarily need a new dress, but my gut told me I would regret not buying it. Let me rephrase that, I would regret not dressing her in this sweet little ensemble. Some of you may be rolling your eyes right now.

But when I saw these pictures, my heart swelled, burst, and ached all at the same time. I have never seen such a radiant, glowing baby. I just want to hover over and protect her from all of the hurt in the world. Charlotte's personality is adventurous and innocently mischievous at the same time. Yes, I said innocently mischievous. The girl will pull all of my pots and pans out of the cabinet, or dig into the bathroom trash (just once) and look up at you with big blue eyes and smile while crinkling her little nose. In which I respond, "oh you silly little girl" as I scoop her up in my arms and eat her yummy baby cheeks.

I could ramble on and on and on about the joy I derive from watching Charlotte, but I must save some rambling for future posts. I will post pics of Joe at the Royals later today.