Saturday, July 25, 2009

Base ball

Today Mark had a base ball exhibition in Monroe City, MO. Never heard of it? Neither had we. ;)

It's close to Hannibal (for any Mark Twain fans) and is about 2.5 hours from St Louis. Some friends of ours have a house up there so after the game we went to visit them for dinner. The kids got very dirty (at the base ball game) and very well fed (at our friends' house) and they slept part of the way home. I was surprised they didn't sleep the whole way--I certainly could have.

Of course I realized when we got to Monroe City and were unloading the van that the camera was still sitting at home. :) But at least we didn't forget any kids!! LOL

And just because I like remembering the funny things the kids say...

Dima has been telling me every night about his two stuffed animals, that they are "penny pigs"--or at least that was as close as I could get to guessing what he was talking about. And every time I would ask him what he was saying, he would drop the first word and just call them "pigs" (one was a baby pig and one was a daddy pig). Last night at dinner the boys were talking about going to the zoo, and Dima made a comment about Emily and the "penny pig"--to which I excitedly replied "OH, the GUINEA pigs! That's what you've been saying all week!"


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Bethany said...

Yes, in fact, I have heard of Monroe City, and been there, too! My husband is from Hannibal, and Monroe City is on the way to the lake. Sounds like you all had a great time!

Anonymous said...

Isn't Baseball only one word?

Courtney said...

Modern baseball is only one word. When the sport started it was two words, and in vintage base ball played today it is still written as two words.

I use the different words to distinguish between when I am talking about modern (baseball) versus vintage (base ball). :)