April 14 09

Spring break at casa de martell means two things: a) NO HOMEWORK (which, if you have children, you understand how great this is. that’s a good two hours of my day that i don’t have to spend overlording and begging and checking addition and subtraction and googling for help when i don’t know how to do the simple machines assignments) and b) a Blue Jays game.

While Isabella SLEPT IN HER SEAT for four innings

(okay, seriously, how does a child who doesn’t sleep anywhere fall asleep at a baseball game? it’s a PLASTIC chair, for god’s sake!)

(and then, again, she fell asleep on me last night while watching…um, of course, Enchanted, which she lovingly calls “Giselle”. i thought about letting her sleep on me, even all night, even while i watched the season 3 finale of Oz, i just really want to hold the little muffins close to me these days, and she’s NEVER EVER fallen asleep on me ever, and i was going to ignore the drool that was pouring down my left arm, but then when she blasted the two farts in my direction, the game was up. She got her stinky butt transferred to her bed. there’s only so much a woman can take!)


Josh had, well, pretty much the time of his life…

he got to go onto the field and run the bases


and use the cameraman’s camera (JEALOUS!) while sitting ON the dugout (JEALOUS)


and, the pièce de résistance, THE JUMBOTRON


…and Emily thought she’d be the famous one. HEH. no, seriously, i overhead her telling her cousin, “well, i’m going to be famous one day, you know. and when that happens, i promise i’ll take you to at least one awards show.” which, really, is totally ridiculous, because she’s going to be taking ME to all of them. it’s in her mother/daughter contract. I wiped her bum and picked the boogers out of her nose for years, i reap the benefits, dammit.

**because we all need it. Today I (and the kids, and the husband) am wearing my purple and thinking of Heather and Mike and Maddie and wishing i could be there today at Maddie’s memorial service. Today I am thinking of Shana and Thalon and wishing there was more i could do.

  1. oh Ali that is so sad and heartbreaking.those poor families.

    Comment by LAVENDULA on April 14, 2009
  2. That night will unquestionably be the highlight of his childhood, I can almost guarantee it.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on April 14, 2009
  3. Haha, my first thought when I read that about Josh is, “I bet Emily is JEAL-OUS!”

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on April 14, 2009
  4. I am so sorry for your friends. I just read the web sites and want to cry. Please tell me, how did baby Thalon go from an ear/throat infection to passing away? That is heart breaking & again, I’m so so sorry…

    Comment by Maria on April 14, 2009
  5. I am glad you guys had a good day at the game.

    I am sorry for your friends. I hope they can find peace.

    Comment by WickedStepMom on April 14, 2009
  6. That is the scariest thing about Thalon. My son had pneumonia at 13 months and at one point, his temp was almost 105. After this, if my kids get a bad infection with high temps, I am taking them to the ER.

    Comment by Jenn on April 14, 2009
  7. GO JOSH!

    Thanks for posting this, Ali. We can mourn and still celebrate the every day joys.

    Comment by Angella on April 14, 2009
  8. I’ve been spending a lot of time this past week standing in my kids’ bedrooms at night, watching them sleep, wishing these parents didn’t know the pain they’re in. It’s impossible to even imagine.

    (love to you)

    fadkogs last blog post..‘if you know what i’m singing about up here come on raise your hand’

    Comment by fadkog on April 14, 2009
  9. Beautiful moments amidst the sad, Ali. Josh is one lucky dude.

    Comment by Fry on April 14, 2009
  10. Thank God you had your camera! GOOD blogger, GOOD!


    Comment by Haley-O on April 14, 2009
  11. Lucky kid!

    Joanies last blog post..Harry Kalas 1936-2009

    Comment by Joanie on April 14, 2009
  12. Joy! Joy! Joy! You are joy amongst so much grief. Thank you for blogging. Love the “blasting” story!
    (wearing purple today)

    Comment by Suzanne on April 14, 2009
  13. Ah, the one time I was on the jumbo-tron I was rather embarassed to be with the guy I was with, and I had super-bad hair. Josh had it so much better than me! Yay Josh! Thank you for posting this, Ali.

    Comment by Jen on April 15, 2009
  14. Dude, how did you score front row seats? And how did Josh get to hold the camera?

    I could probably fall asleep at a baseball game. But that’s only because I usually drink my weight in beer.

    Kristabellas last blog post..I Should Cut Them Myself Next Time

    Comment by Kristabella on April 15, 2009

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