Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Wow! Time does fly. My son had his 10th Birthday today. It does not seem possible that 10 years have gone by, but in other respects it seems like his bedroom will never be clean for another 8 years until he goes off to school.
This morning I was greeted with bulging eyes and a huge smile when I put a breakfast plate of Oreo Cookie Cake in front of him. Of course being the growing boy that he is, he ate every bit of it. I had asked him what he wanted to do special for his birthday and he asked to go to a baseball game. So last night I bought two tickets to see the Houston Astros play the Texas Rangers in one of the games of the Silver Spur Shootout Series. The first 10,000 fans would receive a commemorative shirt.
After being stuck in the "Kid's Club" at the gym all morning, we went home for a late lunch and to get his new Mizumo ball glove that he got from my dad and Astros jersey on and to grab his hat. I wore my old Astros t-shirt that I got when I was in high school and is now really cool because it is Retro and the silk screen paint is now cracked and weathered looking. We headed down to Minute Maid Ballpark early to find parking along with the other 40,052 fans and the thousands of others that were headed to WWF at the Toyota Center down the street. We collected our commemorative shirts and headed in to catch batting practice.
Earlier in the day, I told the Bud that he could have the money that was in the coin jar that we have on the counter to use at The Shed for a t-shirt or to go towards a jersey. There was $61.50 in rolled coins plus $10 he got from his other grandfather. The kid was rolling in the dough. We stopped at The Shed to scope it out and then headed to our seats on the Terrace Level just to the right of home plate.
The Rangers managed to get a run in during the first inning, but the Stros answered back in the bottom of the second with a home run and an RBI. The game was pretty uneventful until the Astros had another homer and RBI by #17 Lance Burkman, "The Big Puma". The Rangers tried to answer back in the top of the 8th inning with a home run and an RBI, but in the end, 4 is more than 3 and the Astros won the game. We had 3 foul balls come up into our section and the Bud was "THIS CLOSE" to getting one of the balls.
After the game we went back to The Shed and the Bud used his money with mom spotting him an additional $17.50 to get a late 70's, early 80's Retro Astros "Rainbow" jersey for his Birthday. I wish that I would have had my camera with me but I didn't and I am not sophisticated enough to own a phone that has a camera so I don't have any pictures. I guess we can say that I "dropped the ball" on that one.
Happy Birthday Steven!
Posted by CoachLiz at 11:22 PM