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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Very Good Day That Almost Wasn't

This summer, Bebe Boy James won the chance to be the "Play Ball" kid for our hometown baseball team, the Cleveland Indians!

WOOT!

... The day before we were supposed to go, he came down with some sort of flu.  Usually he feels better within a day; however ...

1 PM on the day that we were supposed to be at the ballpark at 5:45:

"Buddy, are you sure you still feel sick?"

(from the lump under the covers on the couch that's been there all day without moving): "Yes, Mom ... I still feel sick"

"How about if we pump you full of some more cold and flu medicine?  Think you can make it then? You get to be the PLAY BALL kid ... you've been rehearsing for weeks!"

"No, Mom ... not gonna happen"

So, I left a voicemail message with the marketing person, Anna, who was arranging everything.  And I didn't hear back from her ... for a few weeks ... sigh ... and wonder of wonders (our team's not very great), the Indians actually WON the game we would have been at.

THEN I get a phone call.  Pick one of these dates ... so I promptly did .. and here's the result:


This is when he was getting ready for the microphone to switch to him, and is really the first picture where I can see his "man face" coming out :(  (he's 10; he's my youngest; I'm allowed).

We had a great time (even though our team lost), and we have memories that will last.  It was great to spend some mommy time with just Bebe Boy James, doing something 'manly' like watching a game.

Enjoy them while they last; they're out of the house all too soon!

10 comments:

  1. What a great opportunity and a special memory!

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  2. Oh what a wonderful experience it must have been...glad it all worked out. Looks like he had a great time too! ^_^

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  3. Julie he looks so proud to0 : ) Glad everything worked out in the end.

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  4. Yaaaaay!! for your son. What a fantastic experience for him. The Indians was our team as a child. I even had Indians tee shirts from the games and grew up about an hour south of Cleveland. Very cute picture of your son!

    :)

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  5. That picture of your son is so cool!

    Just want you to know that I wish I had thought up your "Never Judge a Book By Its Movie" line first!

    Now I'm over to check out you "Scared Sh*tless Reading Challenge".

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  6. That's awesome. I'm sure he'll remember it for the rest of his life :)

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  7. Girl this is an beautiful pic of Bebe James! He is so handsome and you're right he's growing up way too fast.

    This is a keeper and make certain to make a gazillion copies for the family. ;)

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  8. Yaaaaay!! for your son. What a fantastic experience for him. The Indians was our team as a child. I even had Indians tee shirts from the games and grew up about an hour south of Cleveland. Very cute picture of your son!

    :)

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  9. Julie he looks so proud to0 : ) Glad everything worked out in the end.

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  10. What a great opportunity and a special memory!

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