Thursday, April 18, 2013

Baseball In Mn

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME....................

April 15th 2013
30 degrees and we're playing ball baby! 
Sunday's Twins game was actually cancelled due to sleet, rain, snow and 30mph winds.
While I must admit to saying a prayer or 10 that Monday's game (the one we had ticket to) would also be cancelled, It never happened! 
Monday's much balmier 30 degrees with a WSW wind of 10-15 MPH was much better.
Baseball in Mn! Gotta love it! 
While I admit I was missing the Dome just a bit. The dome could never provide cool pics like this!!! There is nothing like outdoor baseball! 

 I decided to write a new song for the Twins this season. A variation, if you will of the classic,
                                                     Take Me Out To The Ballgame.  

                                                      Take me out to the ball game,
                                                      Take me out to the cold!!!!
                                                      Buy me some peanuts and HOT COCOA,
                                                      In about 5 minutes I'm ready to go,
                                                      But it's root, root, root for the home team,
                                                      If they don't win it's the same!
                                                      Cuz it's 1..........2............3 DEGREES out at the old Ball Game!!!!!!!

This was the Hat Classic of the evening! Yes indeed it was cold enough to be donning the eskimo hats!
Let it be known that just hours before this game I was shopping for a LONG DOWN COAT to wear to stay warm! It worked!!! I was never cold!
I have always been told there is no such thing as to cold, just bad equipment! I had good equipment and it was successful!!!
And so did this guy!!

Every player was wearing the number 42 Honoring Jackie Robinson. I have to admit,
at first the thought crossed my mind that this new numbering thing was "LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD"
 But it turns out that wasn't the case! 

In spite of the cold temps 23,000 crazy Minnesotans and one Pregnant woman from California, (my daughter-in-law) were there to cheer on the Angels and the Twins! 
It was really a fun time with my family! One I will not soon forget! 

And on a rare occasion the Twins actually WON!!!! 
Making it all worth while! 
Even the $8.00 7th Inning Stretch Hot Cocoa!!! (thanks hon)
Which incidentally was incredible!!! Worth every penny!! 
Now lets crank up the heat for the

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Celebrating Alex and Cole!

Here comes baby Cole! 

Baby Showers are just so much fun.
This one was no exception. 
We made the theme 
Mustache and Ties
Rather than doing silly games that no one likes or enjoys we decided to have a Onsie making station.
Each guest created their own Designer Onsie for baby Cole using material and a heat bonding paper. The creativity was incredible. 

 Here is a picture of all the onsies that were made at the shower. They turned out sooooooo cute!!

At the entry the entry way we had everyone fill out an envelope with their own address on it so it would make less work for the Mom to be to do her Thank You's. We also had our thank you gift to each person on the table as well. A mustache sucker for everyone as they left.
 On the mantel, we placed the custom building blocks I had a friend make for my little guy and we framed the back of the invitation and used it as part of the Decor. They turned out so cute!! I can't wait to see Cole playing with them!!
 All of the food tags were purchased through Etsy. You send the info to them and they email you the PDF's for all things printable!!! Its really slick and a fabulous way to personalize your shower!
 For food we had a make your own fruit pizza using sugar cookies and a homemade cream cheese frosting and fruit! It was a hit and it was absolutely delicious!!! We also had Pinwheel sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches for lunch as well as pretzel chips and an incredible Dip my daughter made!!

 We decided to order the cupcakes to take some of the food making load off. All i will say about that is make sure your bakery attendant is listening to you. They were not what I asked for but they tasted great and still looked kind of cute!
Onsie and Mustache almond cookies!! AMAZING!! 
 Floating rubber duckies in the punch with their little mustache face on was also a hit! I found the blue rubber duckies in the dollar section at Target!! Great find the day before the shower!! It's funny how the little things make such a difference!
 Ties cut from scrapbook paper in my boxes of paper at home made our Tie Garland! We also hung one out in front of the house!
The water bottle labels were awesome. Again the same Etsy design. I believe for all of the designs I paid 14.95. 
You print it all on your own computer. For the water bottles I went to Michael's and bought the blank water bottle labels in the Bridal section. They were awesome!! 

This pacifier started the theme several months back when I found it at Patina in St. Paul Mn. 
I had my sister make this amazing creation and we through the Mustache pacifier in to go with our theme!!

 Darling little Wreath with a cut men's dress shirt and tie that just happened to match our color theme. All from a local Thrift store! With the letter C for Cole on it as well as a vinyl mustache to go with the theme.
 All my girls made this day to celebrate Alex and Cole so special. I still cannot wrap my brain around the fact that I am indeed going to be Grandmatized in a matter of weeks!! So much still to do to prepare for our little man to arrive!! I just can't wait to hold my little buddy in my arms!

This is my beautiful gracious friend who was so willing to let us invade her home with two truck loads of decor and food. Laura you are indeed a rare gem and I cherish you ! 
Thank you for making this and every day so very special.
 I still cannot wrap my brain around the fact that I am indeed going to be Grandmatized in a matter of weeks!! So much still to do to prepare for our little man to arrive!! I just can't wait to hold my little buddy in my arms! The theme for this shower was so fitting. It took me back to when I had Coles daddy Jon. I called him my little man. Now my little man is having his own little man. Its all so hard to believe. But, here we go! The final weeks are here! Alex has never been more ready and we are too!