Monday, July 20, 2009

Ranger (and the Fords) Win!!

Last night we let the professionals take care of our baseball fever. 

My youngest won Texas Rangers tickets by reaching a reading goal in The Mayor’s Summer Reading Program. So what if he read Captain Underpants for 30 hours, when I was his age the only summer reading I did was the back of the cereal box. 

It was $1 ice cream cone night, green won the dot race and since the Ranger’s scored in the 8th inning- free tacos from Bueno!  

Now some cynics might say it will be a cold day in hell when the Rangers win, but we’ll take it. It was a chilly 90 degrees just before 11pm when Ian Kinsler hit a 2 run homer to win it in the 12th inning.

But I must say that the highlight of it all was when a clip from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off appeared on the Jumbotron. The 27,000+ fans were urged to twist and shout along with the float-riding Ferris. I convinced the boys to stand up and dance with their insane mother. After a second or two we looked up and saw all four of us shakin’ it on the Jumbotron. We must have looked pretty good, the crowd got to enjoy our performance for a good minute. In the light of day my boys will try to blame it on the cotton candy but I know they will never forget it. Neither will I.

Here is a baseball story from Queen Kathy of Great Falls, VA

Last season my eight year old and his father made the trip to Dick's Sporting Goods (the irony is not lost on me) to get an athletic cup. My son was so very thrilled with his purchase and would wear it around the house for days at a time. The best was when we caught him parading around the front yard, holding the cup up to his face, pretending it was an oxygen mask.

Reign On!

Queen Linda

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