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    Take Me Out to the Ballgame....

    Tuesday, April 08, 2008

    Well, we had another busy and fun weekend! It all started with a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Andrews on Thursday night. Grandpa had a job interview on Friday, so Grandma joined Benjamin and I on a shopping excursion to Medford outlet mall. It was a beautiful, warm, spring day and we had a fun time shopping! On Friday night, Grandma and Grandpa took us all out to dinner at the Redwood Room where we enjoyed some tasty food and live music. They had to leave early though on Saturday morning so they could meet the inspector at their new home. After Mike's regular long run, we headed up to Andy and Jennifer's house in St. Paul. It was so nice and warm outside that we all decided to walk to a neighborhood park for some play time and to fly kites. After enjoying the nice day, we all drove out to White Bear Lake for AJ's 3rd Birthday Party. Benjamin had an excellent time playing with all of the kids at the party. Auntie Jen led everyone in a game of "pin the cone on the construction site," which Benjamin loved!!

    The next morning we (Jennifer, Andy, Mike, Jessica and Benjamin) met Grandma and Grandpa Andrews at SpoonRiver for breakfast before heading out to the Metrodome (in the rain!) for the Twins game. Though this wasn't Benjamin's first Twins game, it was the first one that he has been to since he's been old enough to get excited for it. As you can see in the photos, he was all decked out in his Twins coat, hat and t-shirt. Mike has been prepping him on the intricacies of the game, so he was ready to cheer for all of his favorite players - it seems as though he likes Joe Mauer the most so far. He absolutely loved looking out for the mascot "T.C." and clapped along to all of the fan songs! We had to leave the game shortly before it ended to get back to Rochester so that Mike could go to a Boston-marathon-prep meeting. The Twins did end up losing to the Royals, but we enjoyed the game anyway! We can’t wait to take Benjamin to another one!

    This weekend Mike is running a 20k race in Rochester and Benjamin and I are volunteering at a water stop. We are all very excited!! Hopefully the weather warms up and dries out before then!