Thursday, August 18, 2011

Piglet and Rufus Update

Piglet and I went to Jacksonville with Papa. One of her favorite things to do is go to the library and borrow some movies. Her latest loves are Super Why, Veggie Tales (aka Larry the Cucumber movies), and now Dora. I caught her counting in spanish while wearing her backpack in the living room this afternoon.
She also loves her little brother. Here she is peering over the pack and play at little Rufus.

Yesterday was Rufus' 2 month well check. He weighs 13.4 lbs and is 24 inches long. That puts him at 70% in both categories.
He also gets a big smile on his face when his Momma is talking to him, or when he is looking at his chomp chomp mobil.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Baseball 2011 Day 3

Day 3 was at Wrigley to see those loveable losers, the Cubs. I didn't think the place was a dump, but it was old. Not nearly as impressive at Fenway. I didn't get that "I'm in a sacred place" feeling. It was more like, "I'm in a minor league park" feeling. The game was fun though, and now I can say I've seen Wrigley, and the Ivy.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Baseball 2011 Day 2

Day 2 started off with a little church history. We went to Moody church and learned a little bit about D.L. Moody.
Then lunch at Gino's East, with some serious Chicago style pizza. Best pizza ever.
We then visited Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and saw some awesome views of the city.
The scariest part of the city was the skydeck from the 103rd floor. Nothing like standing on a piece of glass, 1,353 feet off the ground.
Thursday night was devoted to more baseball at U.S. Cellular field, home of the White Sox. I got a hot dog outside the stadium, and a dirty look when I asked for ketchup.

The night was perfect, except for the outcome of the game. Yankees 7 - White Sox 2.

Baseball 2011 Day 1

Dad and I take a baseball trip every year. This year consisted of Milwaukee and the two Chicago stadiums. The first day, we flew from Atlanta to Chicago and took a rental car to a day game in Milwaukee.

Lesson number one from the trip: Don't book a 5:30 a.m. flight because you'll be waking up at 2:30 a.m. to make it to the airport in time. Doesn't make it for a very fun game. We were so tired, it was tough to enjoy.
Loved Milwaukee though. They have a college football atmosphere with many tailgate parties. The smell of brats was everywhere.
Miller Park is also the most unique park I've ever seen. The retractable roof is an architectural plus to the venue.
I also like the slide that the Brewer's mascot goes down at every home run. He used to slide into a beer mug, but now he just slides onto a platform.
It was a tiring day, but a good day.