May 12, 2013
Rather slow weekend. We had another round of rain Friday night and on and off Saturday. Ian was the only one who had any baseball games this week on Monday. Both the boys were rained out on Wednesday and Seth was rained out on Saturday.
Yesterday Linker and the boys got haircuts and then went shopping to bring home some flowers for Deb for Mother's Day. Given the bad weather, Linker helped Seth put together one of his Lego sets from his birthday in the morning. There was a brief time in the afternoon where the boys got to play outside a little.
Today after Deb got her Mother's day presents, everyone went to church. Linker brought home Outback Steakhouse for lunch for he and Deb. Linker and the boys went outside and played ball for a little while up at their school playground, despite windy conditions.
May 5, 2013
Some slightly better weather this week, although rain on Monday washed out both the boys' baseball games. Ian managed to get his in on Wednesday.
Seth celebrated his seventh birthday yesterday. He started off with his clinic baseball game where he hit and played well. He was the last batter in the last inning, so he got to have his first grand slam home run of his career.
We had a big party where his friends Pierce, Katie, Ethan, Dylan, and JJ all came over. He got lots of presents including some games for his Nintendo DS and some Legos. In the afternoon, Linker took him up to one of the local parks in the Camaro to play for awhile.
Today after church, Linker went down to Falls Road Running Store to pick up a new pair of running shoes. Then he and Seth went up to the playground to start learning about the difference between balls and strikes in baseball.
April 28, 2013
Had a good string of weather the last few days. Linker was off Thursday and Friday of this week, so he enjoyed the time off. He and Deb went out to lunch Thursday at the Mount Washington Tavern to see the rebuilt version. They both enjoyed a nice meal.
On Friday, Linker went and picked up Deb's mom up from the airport. After that, they all went to Seth's school to watch Seth run in the Race for Education.
Yesterday, Seth had a baseball game against the Red Sox, so he and the rest of the Angels had fun in their clinic game. Everybody tagged along to cheer him on and watch him play catcher for the first time.
Today the whole gang went down to Cantler's to get some crabs and other seafood. Had a good time and the weather was still nice so we could watch the boats go by on Mill Creek. After everyone got back, Linker and the boys had some batting practice up at their school.
April 21, 2013
We had a nice weekend here, but it was much colder than usual. Saturday night the lows were down in the 30s.
Deb and Linker went out Thursday night to see former Ravens coach Brian Billick give a talk on leadership over at Sheppard Pratt. They both enjoyed meeting the coach.
Friday night some heavy rains washed out both the boys opening day games on Saturday. They both went to get their team and individual photos done in the morning with their teas, but no baseball was played. That evening, Deb and the boys went to see Francesca Battistelli, a Christian music artist which they all enjoyed, even though Seth was rather sleepy.
Today no church after Deb and the boys got back late. Linker went down to Carroll Park for a benefit run for those injured in the Boston Marathon bombings of Monday. Linker had a good time running along the Gwynns Falls across bridges and along the river for 13.1 kilometers. After lunch, Linker and the boys went out and had a bit of baseball practice since they missed their games yesterday.
April 14, 2013
Spring has finally arrived here in Baltimore, albeit a bit late. The trees bloomed out as we had a record setting 91 degrees on Wednesday. Linker took off Tuesday to spend with Deb on her birthday. They ran some errands and then went up to MacGregor's to have a nice lunch on the porch and watch the trains cross the bridge over the Susquehanna River.
We had heavy rains on Friday, so Seth's baseball practice on Saturday was washed out. He and Linker went down to the B&O Railroad Museum. They played outside a bit and took the train ride for the first time in quite sometime. After lunch, Ian joined them and they had a makeup baseball practice for Seth. Linker got the lawnmower ready for Spring later in the afternoon.
Today after church, Linker and the boys went over to Jerusalem Mill Village and got to learn how to use a Quill pen. They also watched a old time baseball game for a few innings and took a trip to the blacksmith's shop. They also went to one of the local playgrounds to play for a little bit to enjoy the nice weather.