Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Saturday of baseball and family

Last weekend was a busy, busy one. David plays on our Church's softball team and Saturday they had an ALL day tournament.

The babies slept in for us a bit on Saturday morning, 7:00am and 7:45am respectively, (AH. MAZE. ING.) and so I decided to ditch the morning nap and head to the field to catch some early games before the heat set in.

Where we goin' Momma?

Way too distracted to look at the camera...

At first, Abbey and Luke were enthralled by the game...

Then, when Daddy had a break between games, they were enthralled with the water fountain...

Then, on to exploring...

...while occasionally stopping in to check on the game...

And we were so happy when Daddy got to hang out with us between games...

We also got to hang out with Poppa Bruce!

And our Aunt, Uncle, and cousins!

It was so fun to get to hang out with family and enjoy watching some of David's games. Luke and Abbey were troopers. Around 12:30 they started to get a little fussy and I knew it was time to head home for naps. I had prepared the nursery before I left, so my plan was to have them fall asleep in the van and then just transfer them to their cribs for a nice long, restorative nap.

The first part of my plan worked perfectly, they were out before we even left the parking lot.

The second part was an epic fail. They did NOT transfer to their cribs, and apparently felt like the 20+ minute car ride home had been just enough of a nap to not go back to sleep. But I assure you it was not enough of a nap to get rid of the crankies. The rest of the afternoon was spent trying to get them to nap, then giving up, then trying again...wash, rinse, repeat.

ANYWAYS. My sister Emily had called and had a rare opportunity to pop into town for like 16 hours (literally) and so I loaded the babies in the van and went to pick her up where her ride had dropped her. Lo and behold, both babies fell asleep on the way there. Not an ideal nap time (5pm) but I couldn't have cared less!

We were so happy to have Auntie Em here for the night, and my dad and stepmom were already in town, so they stopped by for a quick hello as well. So in one day, Luke and Abbey got to see 3 grandparents, 2 aunts, 1 uncle and 3 cousins! So fun =). Unfortunately, by the evening my kids were DONE (but to be fair, I'd pushed them pretty far that day...) so we didn't get any pictures.

I am so happy that my kids get to be surrounded by such a loving extended family so often! I hope they grow up knowing what a blessing that is.


Aunt Carol said...

Sounds like a lovely day. Glad so many family members were able to spend some time with you.

Jen S. said...

Looks like the kids had a BLAST at the game. They look so cute sitting in their little chairs :) How fun!!!

Glad you had some of your family in town...that's always a treat and so nice!

Vanessa's Dad said...

Ahh... Family.

Fun photo's.

Maybe Dave should try out for the Mariners.