It's hard to get good pictures during these night games (I dislike using flash). Changing the shutter speed makes me end up with blurry pictures since the shutter stays open longer, and he doesn't stay still for more than a second. They have a daytime game this Saturday so hopefully I can get better shots then.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Well, not really a surprise since she decided and told me last night that she was going to come, but until yesterday we hadn't planned to see each other until December. She arrived this morning at about 11am, and will be here until Tuesday morning. A quick visit, but I'll take any of them that I can get!
Posted by Michelle at 3:12 PM
Friday, September 25, 2009
Due to the rain delay on Tuesday the Angels and Phillies played their game on Thursday night, and once again the Angels came out victorious. They are undefeated, 3-0.
I love being a "baseball mom", and absolutely love watching Brendan play. It's one of my favorite things to do (seriously). The ball field has been our home away from home for nine years.
And now Sean is taking pictures of his brother while he plays, too. I love it.
Posted by Michelle at 11:49 PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
One of Sean's electives this year is photography, and it required the purchase and use of a 35mm camera. No digital cameras allowed. We have been looking at them for a few weeks, and Sean (like his mother) loves the older, vintage cameras. We found one today, an older Minolta, and he loves it.
Not only do they have certain categories to photograph (legacy, humor, sports action, etc.), but they will be developing all of their own film in class, too. He is really excited about this class, and is looking forward to each of the challenges. Next semester (Photography II) is all digital.
Posted by Michelle at 8:35 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Maddox turned four a few days ago, and since Tony has him this weekend we had our own birthday celebration for him tonight. He was so excited when he came home from the pool with Brian and Erin to see a birthday cake and lots of presents waiting for him.
I feel bad because I didn't have time to make a birthday cake for him. I always make homemade birthday cakes for my family.
These two of Maddox with his cake are dark, but I still love his expression in the one of Tony lighting the candles, and have to laugh at the one of him with his head down while we sang to him.
Sean and one of his best friends, Taylor. She came over (lives a few houses down from us) to have cake with us.
Riding his new scooter in the house.
Posted by Michelle at 9:27 PM
After being down 1-9 the Angels came back and won 11-9! Bren had an awesome double, and played great despite the heat (it was 99º today-unusually hot for us).
Erin had a blast dancing and singing to Taylor Swift on the way home (we have a convertible Volvo for our rental while my BMW is having service this weekend), and after the heat during the game Sean enjoyed the breeze, too.
Posted by Michelle at 9:22 PM
Friday, September 18, 2009
I got a package from Pam today (see below). Included with the two gifts was a note that made me cry, and reminded me of how blessed I am to have her in my life. It took me 32 years of my life to find a friend like her, but it was worth the wait.
Thank you, Pam. I love you.
Posted by Michelle at 7:52 PM
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
First game of the season, and they beat the highest rated team in the district 12-3! Brendan had three amazing hits, and earned four RBI's. He advanced to the Juniors this year (t-ball, A, AA, AAA, Majors, Juniors, and Seniors from youngest/least experienced to oldest/most experienced). It's a larger field, and much more strict guidelines for play. He loves it.
I'm so happy that baseball is back. I love watching my boy play.
Sean in the bleachers watching his brother play.
Posted by Michelle at 10:22 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009
Love to see the Jaguars play (no matter how good or bad they are), and I am so excited that Pam is coming down to go to the Jaguars vs. Colts game with me on Thursday, December 17th! We were planning a trip in January, but decided to bump it up a bit so that we can watch our respective teams (yeah, she's a Colts fan) play one another in Jacksonville. I'm so excited! I get to spend four days with her just the week before Christmas...that's all the Christmas I need this year!
Posted by Michelle at 6:42 PM
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
In 2005 I herniated two of my lumbar vertebrate, underwent spinal decompression, and have been just fine for the past four years. Just over a week ago I lifted a box, and apparently completely ruptured one of those two disks. I'm unable to sit, stand or walk. I have five prescriptions to try to relieve some of the pain, swelling, etc. until later this week. I'll be having back surgery on Thursday or Friday (I'll know after I meet with the surgeon on Thursday).
So I'll be right here in my bed where I've been for two days now. I'll be here studying and reading so that I don't get behind in my classes, and then I'll be back in my regular routine on Monday.
Posted by Michelle at 6:24 PM