Saturday, March 29, 2014

ASTROS!!! Game 1

Baseball season is officially underway.  The Astros first game was bright and early this morning at 8:00 am.  We had to be at the field at 7:30, so it was an early morning.  Somehow our entire team missed the memo that the weather was going to be freezing and extremely windy and get colder as the game went on.  No one was prepared or dressed for the misery that we endured.  Yes, I said misery.  The first game was beyond miserable.  Kevin was wearing a t-shirt and shorts, and I was in a t-shirt, capris and flip flops.  Oh, and I didn't dry my hair completely before leaving, thought I would let it air dry.  So, I had wet hair in freezing windy cloudy weather. Hello pneumonia. Miserable I tell ya.

But, let's talk about the game.  Despite the fact the boys were freezing their cute hineys off, shivering and covered in goose bumps they played good and had a decent time for most of the game.  Dane had a good game.  Poor thing was so cold, kept asking how much longer before we could go home but he managed to get 3 hits, and scored twice. He played in the outfield, 2nd base and short stop this game.  He helped with a great play when he was on 2nd.  The ball went to him, he had a great throw to his buddy Dean who was at first, and Dean actually caught it and got the runner out. Lots of cheering took place.  :)  Exciting play for tee-ball.  The game was cut a little short, because the other team chose not to bat their last turn in the last inning and called the game due to the kids being miserable in the cold.   The Astros had fun and enjoyed playing some baseball despite the cold, but we are all hoping that we will have better weather from here on out.  

After the game we had about 30 minutes to warm up in the car before having to head over to get our baseball pictures done.  Our pictures got scheduled after our game, so you can imagine how filthy the boys were.  Hoping the dirt adds some character to their pictures.  :)  We'll see.  

Go Astros!!! 

The day ended up turning out to be gorgeous.  By lunch time it was low 70's, sunny and not a cloud in the sky.  It would have been nice to play the game in that. The weather has been so bi-polar lately, it's crazy.  

The pictures are a little misleading, you can't see their goosebumps or their chins shivering. Ha

Coach Kevin freezing his cute hiney off also
 Getting a little pep talk before batting by his favorite coach

Having a stare off.  Ha

 The best part of the games is if they make it around to home plate without getting out.  Dane gets excited when he scores points.

 Enjoying a baseball donut after the game. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sea World

Time to wrap up spring break week. Yes, I'm still posting about spring break even though the boys have been back at school and work for a whole week now.  Sigh.  

We were really wanting to get out of town, and just do something fun as a last hooray before the baby comes.  We thought about going to Galveston and going to the beach but the weather looked like it might be too chilly for Dane to play in the water.  Last minute we came up with the idea of Sea World. Even though it's an amusement park, and we knew there would be a lot of walking I knew that I would be able to rest during the shows and while the boys rode rides.  We found out that Sea World is doing a appreciation special for teachers where they can get in free for the rest of the year, so Kevin's ticket was free.  And then a friend got us the hook up and was able to get us employee discount tickets, so Dane and my tickets were 50% off.  Major score.  
So Friday we took off for a mini weekend getaway.  I haven't been to Sea World since I was about 8 or 9.  We got up early and spent the day there, and then relaxed at a hotel afterwards.  It was the perfect getaway for our little family of 3.  I was a trooper, able to hang in there the entire day.  I did my fair share of walking, but also propping my feet up and resting while the boys stood in lines and rode rides.  My pelvis was killing me by the end of the day, and my feet and ankles were so swollen because I was an idiot and wore flip flops, but it was all so worth it.  We really had the best day.  Dane loved everything about Sea World.  The shows were great, and he loved the rides.  He kept telling us that "This is the best day ever".  The weather ended up being perfect, and it really wasn't that crowded.  A perfect way to end spring break.  I think Dane and Kevin had a great week off from school.  I was happy to be able to enjoy some of the spring break fun.