June 21st, 2008

Cubs vs. Sox

We had originally thought that we would invite a couple of friends to join us at today's Cubs / Sox game down at Wrigley. However, first we thought it wise to line up a babysitter. Unfortunately, all three of our babysitting possibilities fell through. daisy_knotwise suggested that I could just take three friends and leave her home with the kids. I thought this was a rather bad idea; instead, we could just take the kids.

So we did. Julie was neatly ensconsed in the snuggly that Gretchen altered to fit her last night, while Katie had her friend, the monkey, strapped to her back so that Daddy could make sure that she didn't take off unexpectedly. We drove down to the shuttle bus lot, took the bus across to Wrigley, and piled into our seats. The weather being good and the kids being reasonably cooperative, we managed to see all nine innings of the Cubs 11 to 7 victory over the Sox, a game that was not quite as close as the final score would indicate. The Cubs nine run fourth inning had a lot to do with that...

We've now managed to get home. Katie is taking a nap, Julie will soon follow, and we've ordered a pizza.

Life is good.

Northeast Bound

daisy_knotwise notes that the official webpage is up here, so this means that it is now ok for us to mention that Gretchen and I have been invited to be the Guests of Honor at ConCertino next summer. We're absolutely delighted and are now trying to figure out what we need to write between now and then. :)

I note that they have a number of other wonderful people coming who will no doubt be mentioning this on their own LJs shortly.

But it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun and we'll look forward to seeing many of you there!