Archive for March, 2013

Ella is a Tiger Shark!

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

This year, Ella’s baseball team is called the Tiger Sharks.  They had their first game on Saturday.  Sunny and I are still both coaching.  The game was a lot of fun.  It’s a sweet group of kids.  Ella played second base and catcher.  She is still batting lefty and puts everything she has into the game!

14.jpgOur beautiful Tiger Shark.

22.jpgElla and Dillon hanging out in the Tiger Shark dugout.

32.jpg So beautiful!

42.jpgMother and daughter out in the field.

51.jpg Getting ready to make a play at second.

61.jpg I’m pitching again this season.  I only sort of hit one kid during the game.

71.jpg Our lefty slugger.

81.jpg91.jpg I wonder if she likes being the catcher if if it’s all about the “costume”.

Spring training 2013

Monday, March 11th, 2013

We just came back from Scottsdale Az after a fun filled weekend.  We went down for Spring Training – Sunny had her Giants Community Fund Board weekend of selling mystery balls to raise money for the Junior Giants.  The board sold all of the balls and raised a lot of money for the Jr. Giants.  We arrived on Thursday and the weather was beautiful.  Ella hit the pool about 1/2 hour after we arrived.  We spent about 2 hours at the pool and then went to David and Jackie’s house to see them, Cindy and Bob and meet Ella’s new little cousin Emma.  It was really sweet hanging out with everyone.  We woke up the next morning to rain and 46º!  It was incredible – the weather was the exact opposite of the day before.  Sunny went to the field early for a field visit and to get to work while Ella and I slept in and had a great breakfast at the hotel.  We met Sunny and everyone else at the ballpark and basically just sold mystery balls.  It was raining way too hard for the game to happen and they finally called it at around 3:00.  At one point, Ella got to see her very first hail storm.  There were a lot of kids there and Ella still had lots of fun.  We were with a great group of people and we didn’t let the weather stop us from having a great time. On Saturday, we went to the game and the weather held up although it was maybe 56º at the most.  The Giants lost by a lot but it was great to get to see a baseball game.  Here are some shots from our weekend adventure.

11.jpg21.jpg31.jpg Beautiful Ella playing around in the pool.

3a.jpg3b.jpg Here is sweet Emma.  She’s 10 weeks old.

3c.jpg The proud father David.

3d.jpg Happy Aunt Sunny with her great niece!

41.jpgThis is a terrible shot, but Ella found a new sport – skee ball!

5.jpg7.jpg Ella and her spring training buddies Jesse and Bella.

6.jpg Sunny and the kids getting shelter from the rain.

8.jpg Ella and our friend Julia doing some exercise in the rain.

9.jpg The kids were sitting by a warm and cozy fireplace.  Ella really did not enjoy the hail and stinging cold rain.

10.jpg Ella and Jesse on Saturday coming back from the game.  A much better day.

111.jpg Mommy the sports commentator!  Here is Sunny in the booth with Martie Lurie.

12.jpg Mommy giving some pointers to our catcher Hector Sanchez.

13.jpg Mommy and Bruce Bochy.  This is a great shot.

Wonderful weekend with grandma and papa (but way too short!)

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Grandma and papa came in last Thursday.  We were able to spend some great time together.  These weekend drive by trips go by way too quickly but we have many beautiful times ahead to look forward to.  We had a great dinner on Friday night and then grandma and papa had a date with Ella while Sunny and I had our own date – Zero Dark 30.  We’ll see you guys again in less than a month!  Can’t wait.  Here are a few pics.

1a.jpg Walking down the street on Friday night.

1.jpg2.jpg2.jpg Ella and papa had a heated game of schmear!


4.jpg Totally silly!

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