Monday, September 7, 2009


We had a wonderful Labor Day this year.  Yesterday Becky and Barry hosted their third annual Labor Day cookout at their house.  It was such a gorgeous day, perfect for food, fun, family, and friends.  Barry did a great job grilling burgers and dogs.
Cory and his mini-me, Dixon,  can't wait to chow down!  "Where's our food?"  Just think, next year Dixon will be running around and playing with the kids.  This year he just chilled with anyone who would give him a lap!
Jim and my brother, Bill, are always laughing at something.  Kinda makes ya wonder. . .  what's so funny?
Sasha and Aidan are loving cousins.  The kids always have so much fun together.  Just wish Jen, Adam, and the kids lived closer!  Oh well - at least we make the most of every moment when we are together!
Mom-mom and Katie look like they are having quite a conversation. Hmmmm! Wouldn't you just love to eavesdrop just a little?Barry and Becky's swing set was a big hit with all of the kids.  Clara couldn't wait to swing!
Callen and the other kids also had great fun trying to scale the rope.
Ladder Ball was a big hit.  Cory and I teamed up against Bill and Tammy. We played a great game and Bill and Tam ended up winning by one point!  
These goof balls were our cheering section!  Kari looks like she's up to something, doesn't she?
On Saturday night, we went to one of the season's final Hagerstown Suns games. It was a perfect night for a ball game.I got suckered in to competing in a grocery cart race in. I had to run from home plate to third base where groceries were spread out.  I had to bag them, put them in the cart and race the cart back to home plate.  I was determined to win (on general principle, of course!) and beat out a younger woman!  Woo Hoo!  I not only got to keep the groceries, but also got a T-shirt, a free Pizza Hut pizza, and lottery tickets.  One was actually a $1.00 winner.
My adoring fans cheered me on and congratulated their Nana for a job well done!
Kari had  a blast.  Besides eating all kinds of wonderful ball game food like two tootsie pops, an ice pop, popcorn, and a hot dog, she had fun shouting, "Hit It!"  when the Suns were at bat.This is just one of the two tootsie pop treats she chowed down.

Aidan and Ryan also competed in a game - bouncy ball! The jester hats  lit up.  They looked so cute!
And.....  they are off!............................  All of the kids got a prize.  Aidan chose a Suns cap and Ryan a game ball, which he promptly dropped in the bleachers.  One of the event staff came to the rescue and got him another ball.
At the end of the game, we raced to the dugout and he was able to get the ball autographed.
Look at thee cheesy posers!  Aidan models his Suns cap with quite a "ballplayer" pose and Ryan clutches his prized baseball! This one he will not lose!
It was such a fun weekend and now it's back to school tomorrow. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun! What a cool grandma you are Martina, running around the field with a grocery cart, classic, I would have laughed like crazy and ran just as fast!!! You are a hoot!!!