Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Day in Buford

Sunday afternoon I went to Buford to watch Eli play in his end-of-the-season tournament. If they lost, it would be the end of their season. If they won, then they'd play again Wednesday night for the championship.

They won! You have never seen a little boy enjoy playing baseball as much as this one does. If you know Eli, you know that he takes baseball very, very seriously. No standing around picking up bugs for this guy. He plays like he's in the big league. Every time his coach would give him some direction, he always replied back to him with an "okay". It was priceless to me to watch him play.

He got a huge hit in this picture.

After he skipped his way back to the dugout, I went to congratulate him for his hit. This is what I got.

A kiss through the fence. And a big ol' thank you for the new Thomas train I bought him. I love ruining my sisters' kids. I figure I owe it to them because they spoiled the heck out of Ross and Cam when they were still the only babies in our family.

After the game, we went to Chili's. They have the two entrees for $20 deal going. If you have the opportunity, take advantage of it. It's awesome and a ton of food. We got two deals, so it was two appetizers, four entrees and two deserts. It was more food than the six of us could eat.

I got to snuggle with Eli on the sofa until he went to sleep Sunday night. Do you even realize how much I miss having a little guy around to snuggle with? My boys come near me like I've got cooties or something. Ross is getting a little better and will give me a hug if he's in just the right mood. Cam would prefer not to. So strange because Cam used to be my snuggle bunny ALL the time. Oh, well. I'll just go to Buford and get my snuggle fix.

Didn't sleep very well while I was there. I had a very comfortable place to sleep, but starting at 5:30 and every 10 minutes after that, Jason's alarm kept going off. Every time I'd almost doze back off, that alarm would go off again. I think he must've hit the snooze button for at least an hour and a half. No kidding. Then Alayna's went off. And then Suz's. Alarms were going off all over the house and no one was getting up. Except me.

After Suz got the kids off to school and we got ready, we set out to get everything she needed to make her kids Halloween costumes. Now, if I had three kids I'd be headed to a costume store to buy their costume. Not her. She makes theirs. One year I bought Cam a Star Wars costume that had a mask that was at least $50. He wore it for a few pictures and then didn't wear it anymore. It was too hot. Ugh. Masks are such a waste of money. No one can breathe in the darn things. But Cam was the type kid that had to have every single accessory that went with his costume.

We had breakfast at Cracker Barrel. The food there is okay, but the shopping is great! Suz found this shirt that pretty much describes us. It said, "I work the mood swing shift." True, so true.
Look at all this Georgia stuff. A lot of it was Christmas. They had some pretty and unique things. They already had their Halloween and Thanksgiving things 40 percent off! Guess they've got to make room for more Christmas.

I guess we probably left there at 11 in the morning. We didn't get back to her house until 5 o'clock in the afternoon!!!!!! I was as tired as I am after we shop the day after Thanksgiving. We got almost everything she needs for the kids' costumes. We bought everything from teeth to shoes to hair for the head and for the face! I think she may have to go out one more time for Reid. It'll be a Goodwill trip. We were just too wiped out to make it there.
I may not to get to see them on Halloween. I'll get her to send me her pictures. And Crystal's kids also. Hers always look amazing too. She never buys a costume either. Well, Joseph might swindle her out of a mask once in a while, but most of the time they've had painted faces. (Remember the talent bug skipped me.) I want to see all of your kids and grands too!
Ross and Cam won't be dressing up. Tear. Well, I guess that's not exactly true. They'll probably be in the woods in their camo, so we'll just say they dressed up as hunters. Maybe that will keep me from being sad that I don't have little ghouls anymore.

Take a look at this splendor.

Is that not gorgeous? It was a tree in Buford. Those leaves are so beautiful they hurt your eyes. I think we must be at peak with the leaves because they are so pretty everywhere. I find myself wanting to stop in the middle of the road to make a picture, which I did get Suz to do so I could get this one! There's just nothing like those colors.
Worked today and then came home and took a nap. Gotta catch up on my lost sleep from Sunday night, you know. It was a perfect day for a nap. It was a duck's perfect day.
Until we meet again. . .


Theresa said...

It is good to hear from you! I knew that you were going to Suzanne's for Eli's game but couldn't remember when. That Eli is so darned cute. You know I love watching kids play ball and the little ones are just precious. I know they love you and you are so good to them. I laughed my head off about the alarm clocks. I have two that go off... one is a back-up but they both ALWAYS go off. I seldom hit the snooze but sometimes I think I cut the main one off and then it alarms again (mine is music). Love you and can't wait to see all the costumes. I think I will dress up this year. Alex wanted to know why she didn't get to see Crackity Ann, hmmmm wonder where that suit is~~~~Raining again, yuck!

billypandnikkysmom said...

He is just so cute...I know what you mean about not having a little one around to hug :( ! Glad you had a nice time!

suzanne said...

Ha! I thought everyone had several alarm clocks going off at different times. So you're telling me that's not normal?? Man, it's all in what you're used to I guess. The worst part of having a fun day like that is the big letdown the next day when it's back to reality.
LYLAS and more :0)

Cindy Lou said...

We only have one alarm clock!! And I don't ever even hear that one!! Jeff has to actually wake me up! And then I get the kids up! I am glad you had fun in Buford!! And I so need that T-Shirt. Go and get you some rest and don't feel alone my kids will not be wearing a costume this year unless it is their cami's from the woods!! Have a great evening!! Love you!

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

What a great post! I hope you will post the picture of everyone so we can see, I remember the one of Suzanne and Jason from last year. That was too cute. I cracked up about the alarm clocks! Sorry, but that was so funny. I am not a snoozer. Sometimes I give myself an extra ten minutes thinking I am missing something since everyone else does it. I don't even go back to sleep for that ten minutes so what is the point? I hope you have a happy halloween and tell your boys your bloggers said to give you more hugs! I dread those days. :( Grandkids? That is what my Mom would say. You will get it back!!! Look forward!!! Have a great evening. BTW, congrats to Eli's team!