Monday, May 13, 2013


Remember back in your younger days when your birthday was the coolest day of the year?  Now that I’m at an age that starts with a 4, I now dread that day more that enjoy it.  However, now I get Mother’s Day, and that has officially become the coolest day of the year.  And the Mother’s Day I had this year, will tough to beat!

It started off with an awesome gift.  A while back, Jeff saw a print of a heartbeat of someone when they said their wedding vows (or something like that).  Smart man that he is, he kept that idea in the back of his head, but with the thought of the first time we heard JJ’s heartbeat.  He planned on using the image from the ultrasound photo, but didn’t know where that was, so had to get creative.  Fortunately, he’s got connections.  He had a recording on his phone of the heartbeat, so he sent it to his sister whose boyfriend is a DJ.  They were able to take the sound recording and using his sound equipment, get this image. 

The bar for his father’s day gift has seriously been raised!

From there, the day only got better.  It was truly fate that the Yankees were in town on this great day, so we took the opportunity to take JJ to his first Yankees game.  I’m not sure that he totally understood, but every time we told him we were going to watch baseball, he got very excited.  In fact, he was so excited; he couldn’t fall asleep for his pre-game nap.  Just laid in bed, taking his socks off and putting them back on for about 20 minutes.  We finally gave up on nap and loaded up in the car.  Clearly, still excited.

And then the long ride got boring and turned into this:

Which lead to a walk into the stadium that looked like this:

By the time we reached the stadium, he was wide awake and ready to go.  We walked in and JJ instantly brought the Yanks some good luck as on the first pitch we saw, Robbie Cano hit a home run.  That wasn’t enough, Wells had to follow that with a home run! Back to back, baby! 

We found a spot he could watch the game and my boys were just too cute:

We watched for a few minutes, then headed to the Little K kids’ area.   We tried the carousel, but it quickly went from this:

To this:

He read this sign:

And checked out slugger:

But mostly just enjoyed watching other kids hit the ball and running the bases (usually missing at least two bases).

Of course, the game wouldn’t be complete without eating some ice cream out of a mini baseball helmet.

And just spending some quality time with Mom.

At the end of the day, we got to see Mariano Rivera save a game one last time before he retires and enjoyed watching the Yankees win the series.  And JJ learned a new word… “Sweep!”

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