Sunday, March 31, 2013

March Randomness

 
Greg and Cullen are always spending their Sunday afternoons practicing baseball.

 
There is a large pickle factory in our town.  So every year we have a St. Patrick's Day Pickle Parade and Picklepalooza. 

 
Baseball season has started back up.  Cullen is the starting catcher this season and he is doing so well.  I think we have found what comes naturally to him.  
 

 
I forgot to include this picture with the boy's Spring Break trip photos.  One day when they were on thier way home and driving through somewhere in Arizona, I got this photo texted to me from the boys.  Greg said, "do you get it?"  Umm, no.  Then it hit me...... "Standing on the Corner in Winslow, AZ" ..... from the old Eagles song.  Apparently that's this town's only claim to fame so they have made a big deal about it with this sign post downtown. 
 

 
This cat continually drives me crazy with her shedding and hairballs and general weirdness.  But she's so cute.
 

 
Just when I think he's too old for bubble baths he gets in the mood and fills the big tub up and has a nice long bath.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Boy Only Spring Break Trip to Spring Training

For a couple of years Greg and Cullen have been talking about taking a trip to Surprise, AZ to see the TX Rangers at Spring Training.  This year they did it!  They left early on a Saturday morning and drove 14 hours.  They had tickets for a game on Monday but had plans to catch at least one or two more games during the week.  They got to the stadium on Sunday just as they opened the gates and got in to see a Kansas City Royals vs. CA Angels game (Kansas City shares the stadium with the Rangers).   Monday they were at the stadium at 9 a.m. to watch batting practice and get autographs.  Cullen had taken a couple of balls to get signed.  They ended up seeing 3 games and 2 days of daily practice. 

Cullen wasn't picky  -- he liked approaching the minor league players just as much as the big league players.

Ready for the game


 
 This one was tall
 

 
On the second day he started getting his Rangers hat signed


 
Being a catcher, Cullen always gravitates to the pitchers and catchers practice



His hat full of autographs
 
 
After 4 days in Surprise they headed up toward Flagstaff and spent the night near the Grand Canyon. 

 
Quite a change in temperature up at that elevation








They stopped one more night somewhere in Arizona and rolled back into town on Friday.  They had gotten a whole week of boy time and made so many great memories.   They are already making plans to go back next year. 

All photos taken with Greg's Iphone.