Saturday, May 30, 2009

Nick's Ballgame

Thursday evening when we got back from Chicago we went to our Great-Nephew Nicks baseball game.

Here's Ryan, Hannah and Kelly.

Hannah was cold so Dave put her in his jacket to warm her up.

Nick at bat.
He played shortstop, pitcher and catcher to help his team to a win.

Chicago River Architectural & Historical Cruise

Randy was planning to do a tour Thursday morning on the Chicago River, so we thought we would join him before we drove back to Indiana.

The tour was on Chicago Architecture, so we learned all about the history and Architects of Chicago's skyscrapers.

We got there a little early, so we walked down river to check out Navy Pier.

Fountain at Navy Pier.

Here are some of our favorite buildings on the tour.

Randy's brother Robin also joined us. Here's Robin, Kelly & Randy checking out the sites.

A Trip to Chicago

Wednesday morning we drove to Chicago for a Cubs game. It was an afternoon game and we'd had hopes of enjoying a sunny day in the bleachers, but the two cloudy days we've had since we've been here were the days spent in Chicago. The Weather Channel was calling for thunderstorms and Tuesday's game was called in the sixth inning due to rain, so we were fortunate that we only had clouds.

We stayed at a hotel about 1/2 a mile south of Wrigley Field so we were able to walk to the game.

Our friend Randy Thompson was in town for his niece's graduation and he decided to join us for the game. The game started at 1:20, but we met Randy at 11:30 at Murphy's Bleachers, a bar across the street from Wrigley for a few pre-game beers. We went to Harry Caray's Tavern after the game for a post game pint.
Dave & Kelly outside Wrigley Field.
Dave at Murphy's Bleachers.
The stadium view from Murphy's.

Dave & Kelly at Murphy's Bleachers.
Kelly & Randy at Wrigley Field.
There's stadium seating on all the rooftops lining the outfield.
The Cubs warming up.
Dave & Kelly in Wrigley Field.
Randy & Kelly watching the game.
Dave & Kelly.
We were happy that Reed Johnson was playing. He's one of our favorite players.
Center fielder Reed Johnson & right fielder Milton Bradley.
Ryan Theriot at bat.
We were sitting in the right field bleachers and eventually were able to sit in the front row.
The scoreboard.
Reed Johnson between innings.
Kelly & Randy.
The Cubs won the game and Reed Johnson hit a home run.
The sign says it all........

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Time with the Haney family

Last Sunday afternoon we went to Ox Box Park with Mom Haney, Ryan, Rhonda, Joe & Dwayne to play Frisbee Golf. Actually Kelly & Mom Haney didn't play as you can see them sitting in their lawn chairs in the background.

We had a nice day despite all the mud, mosquitoes and poison ivy. Here's Joe showing us his form.
Rhonda just made a great throw. Sunday night we finally got to meet the newest addition to the Haney family. Here's Dave holding Morgan who was born on his birthday last October.
Courtney, Cinda & Eric lounging on the patio.
Mom Haney & Morgan
Monday we had those who could make it over to Mom Haney's for a Memorial Day cookout.

Here's Trysha with Morgan & Micah. Eric, Cinda, Rhonda with Morgan & Trysha at Mom Haney's.
Rob was kind enough to take on the job of grilling the burgers and hot dogs.
Nick, Joe & Micah
The Haney family picnic in the driveway.
Since there was a chance of rain we kept all the food in the garage. Fortunately we had no rain.
Kelly made an ice cream sandwich out of Mom Haney's chocolate chip oatmeal cookie and Cinda's brownies.
Kelly & Micah
Morgan likes to sleep with her hands behind her head.
Kelly & Dave took the boys out to hit golf balls.

Here's Josh, Joe & Nick trying to get the tees in the hard ground.
Joe has a nice swing.

Uncle Dave is showing Carter how to hit the ball.
Carter didn't always use Uncle Dave's advice, but he managed to hit the ball just fine....and to get hit a few times as well!
Josh was able to hit the ball really well for his age.
Carter & Micah
Micah had a hard time just getting the ball to stay on the tee.
Carter with Uncle Kelly.
Since Gary is the oldest male in the Haney family it's his duty to sleep during family gatherings.
Morgan with Uncle Kelly.
Josh & Uncle Dave
Micah looked like a pig boy as he looked in through the screen door.
Micah likes to ham it up for the camera.

Micah and Uncle Dave we're looking at the ceremony photo album.