Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen

Friday, July 23, 2010

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Nadia got to attend her first baseball game the other night.  My brother-in-law, Mike, is the manager for the Columbus Clippers who were in town for a 4-game stand against the Durham Bulls.  Both of these teams are at the top of their respective divisions, so this series was an important one for both teams.  They ended up splitting the series 2 games apiece. (boo).

Anyway, it was about 100 degrees but thanks to the prime seats my BIL gets us, we were in the shade and cooled off slightly by the overhead fans!!!

Nadia was a trooper as she started out on Nonna's lap but ended up on many, many others throughout the game.

Keeping the little one well hydrated! (Wish I could take credit for how well her outfit coordinates with her sippy cup!  However, it was just by chance.)

Getting ready to cheer for the Clippers in the midst of the home crowd rooting for the Bulls.

The "Michaels" enjoying more cousin time.

Marin and Josi were WAY more interested in what Nadia was doing than in how the game was going.

My sister Stephanie is on the left and my sister Nicole, on the right, is Mike's wife.  Lucky her--she gets to go to tons of baseball games in 100 degree weather. :)

See what I mean? (Girls, the baseball game is in the other direction).

Let's play, "Pass the Nadia."

I got my hands on her all of 5 minutes the entire game.  (Yes, that is a vein you see bulging out my temple.  I usually dress up as the Bride of Frankenstein for Halloween--very convincing costume! ha ha)

Even my nephew Adam held Nadia, which is the first time we could convince him to do so.  He loves his new cousin, he just doesn't do the "drooling" thing. :)

So Nadia decided that the funnel cake my Dad was eating should definitely be shared!  She reached out with all 5 of those chubby fingers...

knocked my Dad's glasses off...and got herself a mouthful! I'm thinking this girl is going to fit right in with the rest of us funnel-cake loving Fergusons!

It was now almost 10:00 and this is my little girl who was used to being tucked in every night at 8:30pm at the orphanage.  Ya think she's enjoying her new schedule???

Nadia is giving one final round of applause for Uncle Mike's team winning the game!!!

Thanks again Mike for the tickets.  We had a great time...but next time you play the Bulls, can it be in March?


  1. What a fun night!!! Love your Dad's glasses hanging off his face while he tends to more important matters (making sure Pookie is happy,) Nadia is already an All-American little gal!

  2. Nadia is adorable!! It looks like she has always been part of your group.

    I miss you!

    I woke up this morning thinking about how we haven't made it to a Clipper's game or met your sister's family yet! Our little Alina is all about exploring...I can't fathom her sitting through a baseball game like Nadia did.

    We are knee-deep in preschool evals/planning and medical/dental appointments, but I would love to catch up (via email, phone or Skype!)...whatever works! I'll email you!

    xo, Lisa

  3. Love seeing pics of your sweet family and how well Nadia is fitting right in!!!! Glad the surgery went well- we LOVE Dr Holmes! Hope to see you soon!

  4. Looks like you guys had a blast despite the heat. I love the picture of Nadia on Jim's shoulders. She's got one of those smiles where she looks like she is up to something!

  5. Fun times--looks like Nadia would be up for living the baseball life ;) I am sure all your children would LOVE it!!!

  6. Oh, and any time Lisa wants to come to a game, tell her to call! :)

  7. I'm thinking we wouldn't have noticed the vein if you didn't point it out...

    Nadia is so darn cute. I love her expression, and how well loved she is.

  8. She is just the sweetest little thing. The pics are absolutely adorable! She really does look like she has been in your family forever. So sweet.

    Love you, friend.

  9. How fun! I love baseball. Haven't been to a game in awhile, though. Thanks for pointing out your bulging vein. Yeah...like we even noticed until you mentioned it. :)

  10. Love the pics! I do believe the main attraction wasn't the game but your cute little girl. I'd share my funnel cake with precious Nadia, too! It's apparent that she has not only adjusted to her new schedule, but has also fallen in love with her new family.

    Much Love,

  11. Nadia is really living it up!! Do you always
    keep such a fun schedule?

  12. I can't believe I forgot to comment on just how beautiful Miss Nadia is these days! Well, she always has been, but that sparkle in her eyes now makes her even more beautiful :)

    Your dad looks so nice, and he MUST be if he's sharing his funnel cake!