Tuesday, September 7, 2010

So this past weekend, in honor of labor day, we didn't labor. We instead, packed up the Tahoe and loaded the dogs and started our way up highway 44 towards St. Louis. Dean did really well on his first road trip. He slept most of the way until we got onto hwy 270. Thats when he started getting fussy and crying. I suppose his rump was getting sore after sitting in his car seat for so long. I introduced him to Veggie Tales on YouTube via my iPhone and he was mezmerized by it. Granny and Pops were super excited to see Dean. I don't think they even noticed Rod or myself.

There wasn't too much planned for the weekend, go see a couple of close friends, maybe hit one of the malls. One such close friend we went to visit was Aunt Mary. She's not really my aunt, but at one time she could've been my great aunt. Long story short, Aunt Mary is:

  1. My high school boyfriends great aunt
  2. A lady that bowls in the same league as my parents
  3. My moms housekeeper
  4. A fantastic woman

Aunt Mary is a spitfire of a woman, and at the young age of 75, she still is as active as ever. We went to her and her husband Franks house so they could meet Dean.

We sat and visited with her and Frank. Mary just went goo goo over Dean, and well, who could blame her. He's so stinkin cute! I think she's in love! Dean now has an Aunt Mary. Everyone should have an Aunt Mary.
Sunday we took Dean to his very first St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. Pops bought party box tickets for the very special occasion. Dean got dressed up in his Fredbird/Pujols outfit and Rodney got a new Matt Holliday jersey, courtesy of his favorite mom-n-law. Dean enjoyed the game very much and got excited when Holliday hit a 3 run homer to give us the lead.

This is the best spot for taking pictures, section 140. You can see the Arch in the background.
Earnests' at Busch Stadium

Dean watching Pops make funny faces at him

Dean with Granny and Pops

Daddy and Dean
Dean also got a certificate certifying him as an offical St. Louis Cardinals fan at his first game. I think we will do this again next year, and every year after that until Dean actually plays for the Cardinals. Then we will sit with all the other players families. I have high hopes for Dean already.


  1. OMG....Dean in his plaid shirt and jeans! Most adorable thing Ive seen all day :) Love that little outfit.

  2. Oh man - Dean is SOOOO adorable! just wanna squeeze that little guy!! great post. glad you all had a good weekend in the Lou!