Show and Tell Wednesday: Baseball. Just Baseball.

At an ice cream social for my twinsies’ school, they had a silent auction. I made a tactical error and bid on two sets of Cardinals’ tickets, hoping to win one. Guess who ended up with two sets of tickets the same week?

Things have been so crazy around here with the house stuff and the work stuff and the kid stuff (And deadline stuff. That’s just me, but I do feel that when momma’s on deadline, everyone suffers). At first we debated whether we could sell the tickets to someone or find someone we could just give a set to. But then we said, heck, let’s just go twice.

The first game was Tuesday night. (Not a school night since the twins only go to pre-school twice a week). We only made it to the 4th inning before packing it up and heading home with two happy kidlets who had gorged themselves on hot dogs and Cracker Jack.


Friday night we went again. The twins were pros now.


Big Brother came along and Little Boy didn’t want to leave his side. We brought our own Cracker Jack, which apparently the park had no issues with. At one point, I turned to hubby and asked if he was having a good time.

“Yeah. I have nothing to think about but baseball.”


Baseball. Just baseball.

How do you unwind? Unplug? Un-everything? When did life get so BUSY all the time?!Β 

(Don’t tell me, I know the answer. It’s kids. And the internet.)

9 responses to “Show and Tell Wednesday: Baseball. Just Baseball.”

  1. Melonie says:

    What a sweet pic of the field with the Arch in the background! (Oh, pics of you and the fam are cute too, of course) πŸ˜‰

    Finding time to unwind can almost be more stressful than it’s worth, but when I can manage it, my fav way involves pampering at a spa. Mani/pedi, massage, even getting my hair done – if it involves Aveda tea and someone else taking care of me then I’m in.

  2. jbrayweber says:

    Great pics, Jeannie!
    I love baseball. Especially the Astros. Go ‘Stros!

    Unwind? What’s that? If I could unwind, it would be at the beach or getting a massage. πŸ™‚


  3. Vivi Andrews says:

    Yay baseball! And what a great time to be a Cardinals fan! πŸ™‚ I’m a Mariners girl, so we haven’t had quite so much victory this year, but I’ve still had a great time at the games I’ve caught. Even took my niece and nephews to their first game and the kiddos got on the jumbo tron with a sign they made! πŸ˜€

  4. Tamara Hogan says:

    Awesome pictures, Jeannie! The Minnesota Twins have a beautiful, new-ish outdoor stadium, but I haven’t managed to get there yet.

    –> When did life get so BUSY all the time?! (Don’t tell me, I know the answer. It’s kids. And the internet.)

    Yep. πŸ˜‰

  5. Fun!! I’ve been wanting to take my kids to a basketball game, like my dad used to do for me (Go Spurs!), but it’s a two-hour drive to the nearest NBA game. πŸ˜‰ We support our local university instead, on occasion. Otherwise, unwinding is usually a trip to the movies or the Aquaplex (they have a pretty sweet setup with waterslides that go outside the building and back in and a lazy river).

    And yeah, life is busy ALL THE TIME. Sigh.

  6. Elisa Beatty says:

    Oh, this looks like so much fun! (And the twins are getting so BIG…and your daughter looks so much like you!! Lucky girl!)

    Taking time for family fun is sooo important. My oldest is getting ready to head off to college next year, so I’m really feeling how quickly the chance for that kind of family time passes. (Everyone warns you it goes too fast…but it catches you by surprise anyway.)

    I know my kids’ best memories of childhood will be the days we spent beachcombing and tidepooling and kayaking together, hanging out in ratty motel rooms giggling over dumb TV shows and eating fish and chips. Sigh. I wish these years could go on forever!

  7. Kim Law says:

    Fun! Love these pics. I haven’t been to a baseball game in years. I’d actually rather do hockey at this point, and yeah, and I totally unwind at those. But there’s just something about a night spent at the baseball field!

  8. Greta says:

    Beautiful pics, Jeannie! Thanks!

    We won tickets to a Twins game earlier this season–at the new stadium Tamara mentioned. It was a ton of fun–way more than I expected.

  9. Good for you for putting on the brakes and taking time for the most important things in life. There will always be work and deadlines, but opportunities to make memories with those little ones is slipping away. Great pics!


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