Monday, March 31, 2008

Opening Day '08
What a difference a year makes...this time last March, I was sitting up at Jacob's Field in a snow blizzard only to see the home-opener get cancelled after 4+ hours of play/ delay. Even with the cruddy weather forecasts, today turned out to be a spectacular event at the newly renamed Progressive Field. The game had just about everything a baseball fan could ask for: homeruns galore, 13 opposing batters strikeouts, clutch hits, and yet another nail-biting save outing by Joe Borowski. Hey, we're in first place is good.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Goin' Topless

I was able to convince Marie that a nice balmy, overcast 45 degree day was the perfect opportunity to take the Jeep for a little spin- topless style! I never did get a demo from the dealership, so I got out my trusty manual and figured out how to dissemble the soft top myself. Fifteen minutes later, Marie and I were Ba-ha'n down Robinson Ave. It did get a little cold when we reached the highway...even with cranking the heat up, my hands got a pretty cold grasping the wheel and gear shift. Oh well, the price one has to pay in an attempt to look cool.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Terrible Two's...(not really)



Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Morning

Josh and Sarah were up bright and early this morning to find their baskets and eggs that the Bunny had hid for them the night before. And then later in the day, the kids enjoyed a rare, sunny March day outside. Happy Easter everyone!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I'm Two!

Waking up bright and early this morning, I knew something special was in store for my 2nd birthday. Mom and Dad bought me a kitchen set- complete with the chef outfit- (they get such a kick out of dressing me up in goofy outfits, so I usually go along with "the game" and let them have their fun) The whole family came over later in the afternoon to join in on the celebration. Talk about a captivated audience....I was pretty much center stage all afternoon for these people, much to the chagrin of my ornery, older brother. I really impressed my folks by adding the words "two" and "nice" to my lexicon this past week. Gosh, I'm good...We capped the night off by coloring eggs for the Easter Bunny whom I told is going to hop in later tonight and leave some candy for me...oh, yeah!

-Sarah Kay
Cake, Ice-Cream, and the Presents....



Friday, March 14, 2008

Another Opening,
Another Show...
Well, I couldn't have been more proud of the little guy than his opening night performance of the musical, Something's Up on Damascus Road. Josh has practiced so hard over the last few months to get the lyrics down to all the songs that he was to sing in the show.

Last night's dress rehearsal was quite a bit of fun to sit back and watch unfold. Thinking back to all the dress rehearsals that I participated in- both in high school as a student actor and then later at Hoban as the director...the mistakes, mishaps, and forgotten lines/ blocking are all part of the journey in getting ready for opening night.
Josh's show was no different, but like most productions, it came together beautifully tonight and Josh was the star of the show, at least in my eyes. The little guy sang in about 8 songs and was probably on stage for more than 1/2 of the entire production. Falling asleep in the car on the way home tonight, he'll need his rest for tomorrow morning's final performance...

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Well, at least a foot and a half of snow is good for something....
By the way, these things are getting harder and harder to make the older and older I get...I'm a tad sore...)

Friday, March 07, 2008

The Perfect Gift

With my dad's birthday falling the day after mine, my grandma and grandpa killed two birds with one stone- so to speak- and bought us an Expedition Jogging Stroller- complete with turbo booster features; actually, that all depends on how fast my ole' man can get his 41 year old frame movin' along the pavement. Our first race of the year is coming up in April- the Canal Park 3 mile race. In addition to running around the neighborhood with pops, I'm planning on entering a number of shorter races with dad...hopefully the old guy won't tucker out and leave me stranded somewhere...I'll be sure to bring my cell phone with me in case I need to text message mom to come get us.

-Sarah Kay