Monday, February 15, 2010

Twinsfest 2010

We went to Minneapolis for our annual trip to take in Twinsfest. For those of you not familiar, it's a gathering of many things all centered around the MN Twins. Many current and former Twins come and will sign autographs, do interviews for kids, take pictures with fans and be on the radio. You can also audition to sing the national anthem for a game, see oodles and oodles of memorabilia, buy your favorite Twins gear in the Pro Shop, partake in silent auction, but tickets for the upcoming season and tour the clubhouses. For kids, they set up a few batting cages that are manned by Gopher players, bounce houses for the younger kids and 2 makeshift baseball fields where they play whiffle ball and kids can run the bases and all.
James and I have been going since 2005 and always seem to see something new each year. Brady is of the age that he LOVES the bounce houses and knows quite a few of the players and Samantha was just along for the ride this year :)

Brady watching the "big" kids play baseball and telling us maybe he'll do it next year when he's 4 . . .

Denard Span at the Kids Q & A - he was hilarious!
the bounce houses :)
How Samantha rode all day
one of the newest Twins, JJ Hardy . . . not bad on the eyes :)
Brian Duensing and Jesse Crain
JJ Hardy, Fransisco Liriano & Glen Perkins
Brady got on the jumbotron!

January 2010

A new year and fun things every day with 2 kids! Most things are good but others are challenging . . . I'm told that's being a parent, right?

We are officially searching for a new house in this new year. Should prove to be both challenging and rewarding. It will force us to clean up things around here and hopefully create better ways of keeping things tidier for when we put our house on the market, which our goal is March 1st.
Samantha is growing like a weed and started the new year by rolling over!!



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She also started eating some baby foods when she turned 5 months on 1/5/10. We had tried cereal with her in December, but she did not care for it at all! These peas seemed to go over better :)


And sadly, the month ended with the Vikings not winning the NFC Championship and disappointing thousands of Minnesota fans . . . again. There's always next year, right?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Brady's 1st Christmas program

Ok - so I know I say this all the time, but it really kinda hit me when Brady was in his 1st Sunday School Christmas program in December. He didn't sing much of any of the songs (although we hear them all the time at home!) but got up in the front and stayed there for the preschool part of the program. I have a couple pictures, but they're quite dark unfortunately :(