God sometimes gives us unexpected gifts. Our gift has been a grandson who enlivens our lives and makes retirement very different than the one we anticipated. He is a special joy. And that's "Casey." In 2006 we fulfilled our dream of living in Italy for a year. It was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. This blog begins in 2005 as we prepared for that experience. Since then we have explored many places together. That's the "Travel." And finally, I am a person of opinions--spiritually, politically, on just about anything and that's the "Other Stuff." Welcome to my blog.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Little League and Me---Sequel

Meet the eleven members of the Orioles Minor Team of the Allied Gardens Little League.
Well, the party filled the day today and, in all honesty, I must admit it was a fun time. The weather cooperated--not hot but warm enough to be comfortable. The kids had a load of fun. The new basketball hoop was a hit and the newly completed "fort" provided the most perfect place for the team to dine in splendor.

Ken and Casey finished this hideaway yesterday. Casey's version of the tree house which every 10 year old boy dreams of having.

Summer childhood in So. Cal
I am so glad we were able to once again provide the "party" house--yes, that is what we have been over the years--the party house for the younger crowd. Of course, if things continue to mirror the past, we will be the party house for high schoolers in a few more year--always supervised with visible "old folks" hanging around. A place where kids can come for fun and parents will feel free of worry. It seems we have many years ahead of us.

Did I mention? I have a pact with God. He gave us Casey in our retirement and so His job is to keep us healthy and spry long enough to complete the job. I believe that's many more years.


sheri said...

I always preferred to be the party/hangout house - then I knew where my kids were!

Rebecca said...

They look like little sardines in the spa! Is this what we are to expect in March?;-)

nancyhol said...

Hmm, sardines in the spa? That sounds like fun!

Jane, it looks like a good time was had by all.

And, yes, bringing up Casey IS keeping you young!

Chiocciola said...

What a great party! I'd like to be a kid in San Diego! And good job on being the place to hang out. I always envied the kids whose house was the hang out!

Jane said...

Sardines in the spa--love it! Yes, lets get all STers in the spa in March--now that would be a picture!
Sheri and Chiocciola, yes, I like being the party house and having kids enjoy coming here. Already they vie for an after school invite. Guess we are doing something right--like having a pool.