Sunday, June 8, 2008

GO YANKEES!!

Last night at 11 pm we had no idea that today we would be at a Yankees game! We happened to come across some tickets that were a great price compared to everything else we had looked at! Baseball is HUGE out here - it takes a lot of work to find enough tickets together for a decent price! Our kids were GREAT! Despite the heat (which has set in now) - it was in the 90's + humidity (a lot of it) - they had as good of a day as we did! Luckily our seats were in the shade - we were 12 rows from the top - really not to bad of seats overall! I was surprised that Bella even hung in there - she stayed awake the entire game!
This was taken from our van window - the new stadium (opening next year) is right next to this old one! I'm sure you know this, (but I didn't) it is the last year for the Yankees to play in this stadium!
Bo is a BIG Derik Jeter fan - he tells me that Jeter is the best player for the Yankees! Here's Mike and Bo supporting JETER!! Bo watched the whole game intently! Cheering and chatting with Mike about this player used to play here - and that player has had this many home runs! It was the highlight for Bo (and Mike) so far this summer! Look how dang cute they are!!
Even to non-sports fan this is a beautiful sight!! I literally got tears in my eyes being in such an amazing stadium - singing the Star Spangled Banner - watching shots of the Statue of Liberty on the screen at the game! We brushed up on "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" before the game so the kids could belt it out during the 7th inning stretch! At the end of game they play, "New York, New York!" Everyone in the stadium is sings along - a great experience for our family!
The perfect end to a perfect day!! When we got back to our van we had a note on the door! Mike had parked a little close the people next to us in our hurry to not miss the first few minutes of the game! Instead of slashing our tires (which we hear is the norm for such an offense) - they wrote us a love note that said one simple word, "ASSHOLE!!"

*By the way the Yankees won 6-3; winning Kansas City!! Great game! We saw a couple home runs - and a few foul balls were hit right around our section!

22 comments:

april hickman said...

STOP!!!! You guys are having way too much fun. You need to let the people here in good old St. George catch up.
April

jeny said...

I am jealous...I want to do all these fun things you're doing!!

The swimming pool we were at, is the new Washington City Rec Center.
It is way nice. You'll have to try it when you get back.

Lacey said...

How fun!! I'm s ure Mike and Bo were in heaven! So glad you guys are having fun amongst all that hard work!!

Laura and her boys! said...

I want to go to a Yankees game so badly!!! Your family is having so much fun. Maybe Mike will have to set me up with this job for next summer. I could sell alarm systems and see all the sights. My boys would love it!!!

Amber said...

Vanessa! It's Amber! I just found your blog...hope you don't mind. We also have a blog, but I need your email address and I'll send you an invite to it. Looks like you guys are having SO much fun! Send me an email...bjamber @ xmission . com

See ya soon!

Amber said...

Ok, wait a sec, I'm totally out of it! I had no idea you were gone...so, are you there for the summer or what? I've heard that someone else was selling alarms, but I can't remember who it was that I heard was doing it. How LUCKY you are to be there too and have SO much fun! When will you be back? Email me or call when you have a second!

Jason and Lauren said...

Hey Vanessa,
Looks like you are having fun! I may be moving to California, San Francisco, in a few months. I was wondering if you are doing travel nursing and if so what agency did you go through? Sorry to bother you...and thanks for your help!

Jaime said...

okay, I want to be in YOUR family! It looks like you guys are always on the go doing the funnest stuff! I saw your comment on my blog and had to get right over and tell you we are only about 15 minutes from Palmyra! Would you guys come and stay with us??! We love visitors and way up here we don't get very many! We have a huge house and plenty of room and it would be so fun! I would absolutely LOVE to take pictures. Your family is too cute! Email me sometime when you get some plans put together... jme.mitchell@yahoo.com

Rhiannon said...

There's nothing like going to a live baseball game and to be at Yankee stadium, that's pretty cool, especially in its final year! Looks like you had tons of fun.

Amy M. said...

Vanessa,
I hope that you dont mind that I found your blog. Actually Yale found it...funny huh. Anyways, looks like you and Mike are doing great. Tell him Yale says "hi".

Kena said...

It sounds like alot of people are finding your blog. I found it off Aleisha's. I didn't know you were gone either. How strange it probably is for you. It does look like your having fun I'm sure there's alot more to do than there is here.
Kena Slater

cbseeg said...

Glad you guys are taking advantage of the fun opportunities out there. Hope all is well...we think of you often, Brenda S.

steveandsteph said...

GOOOO YANKEEES!!!!! You guys are going to be dead before you make it back home! I think you might be able to win a new Guinness World Record for the MOST fun activities had by a family in the shortest amount of time! We might take your advice and spend our life saving on some tickets to get out there!

Matt and Jessica Stevenson said...

Your family is so cute. I am so glad that you decided to come out with us at the last minute. We need to hang out more:)

Bret and Jake said...

Ha Ha it sounds like you guys are having alot of fun tell Bo i said hi from bret

Bret and Jake said...

hey i got a blog its bretnjake.blogspot.com

Jedora Rules said...

Vanessa,

This blog is now much easier to look at. The sports background is way better than that other crap you had on it before.
I think it is awesome you went to Yankee Stadium. A once in a lifetime thing. Hope all is well.
John

Britania said...

OMG, you guys look like you are having such a blast, I am jealous. Ya the parks here are great. WE are excited for you to come back too, but have fun while you can. We don't have too much planned this summer, we are more sporadic type, so who knows. WEll have fun.

Kisten Downey said...

Vanessa I found your blog!!! such a cute little fam... I hope you dont care I added you to my friends list... we will probably see you soon at soccer!!!

Brookie said...

Hey Vanessa!! Hope your having a fun time, it sure looks like it! haha. We all miss you guys, tell everyone HI!

~Your niece Brooklyn

Jen Roper said...

Hey Vanessa,

I am so happy you guys joined the blog world--it is such a GREAT way to keep in touch.

Looks like you guys are enjoying your time away this summer. We missed you at Gary and Shirley's anniversary celebration.

You guys all look so great--your kids are dolls!

Excited to keep in touch,

Jen

LACY said...

You are so lucky, my hubby is so jealous! Love those New Yorkers and their attitudes!
GO YANKEES!!!!!!