Monday, April 23, 2012

the weekend and its recovery

Poor Nate had to go to San Diego this weekend. He had to miss our first two days of 100+ weather.

He also had to miss Jimmy's first REAL baseball game  - it was Little League night at the DBacks. So grateful to Grandpa Jeff (really known as Poppy around here) to accompany my slugger to the game. There was an on-field parade of Little League-ers (and their grandpas!), a dinner of hot dogs, popcorn and Sprite (the nectar of the gods for some little boys), and lots of friends in the bleachers. Speaking of the bleachers - when I was telling Jimmy of his good fortune to go to the game with Poppy, I mentioned that he got to sit in an excellent section call The Bleachers. Grace broke in and said, "THE BLEACHERS!!! You are so lucky!!!" She really meant it.

That left Friday night as a GNO for Grace and I. We dined as only one dines with Grace, on pasta. Then we perused the pet store and admired the kitties, guinea pigs, hamsters, parakeets, lizards, snakes, and more kitties. Then it was movie time - Mirror, Mirror. So fun!

Saturday morning was lacrosse - not just practice this time, but a real scrimmage. Grace plays hard. Its so fun to watch. By the time the game was over it was over 90 degrees. So we "opened" the pool for the summer. In the afternoon, the three of us went to see The Lorax, took another dip in the pool, and then had make-your-own pizzas for dinner. Our after-dinner entertainment was The Best of Boris and Natasha and the Best of Dudley Do-Right.

All was well until Sunday morning when everyone woke up with terrible coughs and sneezes. So we spent the day as a sick day and the fun continues today - Grace has a fever and Jimmy won't stop coughing. The Disney channel will be on for hours and after that I'm afraid there will be a repeat of Boris, Natasha and Dudley!

Lucky for us, Nate is back. That always makes everything better.

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