Thursday, February 24, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Max to two

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Two years ago today

Two years ago I checked in with Elisa at the end of my work day. It was Friday at 6pm and I wanted to know if she wanted dinner. "I was just about to call you," she said in a matter of fact tone, "My water just broke."

My mind did something like this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, but I was determined to remain calm for her sake. I think I said, "OK, I'll be home soon and we can worry about dinner later."

My calm exterior lasted until we got to the hospital, where I completely forgot where I was supposed to park and tried to drop Elisa off at the emergency entrance.

A little over 18 hours a great deal of pushing later, Max was born and our lives were forever changed for the better.

On the eve of his birthday, I just wanted to once again thank all of our friends and family for your support and especially thank Elisa, who is simply an amazing mother.

Let's get this party started

Max turns two tomorrow, but the festivities began last Wednesday before I left for Spring Training with dinner, dessert, candles and of course presents.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Little man's best friend

It was almost two years ago that Max and Winne first met. Since that time, the two have bonded quite well. In fact, I think with all of the food that Max now shares with Winnie, she may dig him as much as he digs her.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Buy me some peanuts and let me hang out with Jack

It was a great weekend for the Mariners faithful at FanFest this past Saturday and Sunday, especially for one pint-sized supporter. Max made his second annual trip to the ballpark and got a little extra attention from our General Manager Jack Zduriencik.
Jack scooped Max up when he saw him in the dugout and bounced him on his knee. When Max started to get a little fussy, Jack asked what was wrong. I responded that he wanted to run on the grass, but I wasn't about to be that guy that lets my kid run on the grass when we ask all the other fans to stay off. Our GM asked if he could take him on the grass and what was I to say? He's the boss, right?

Max took off for home plate showcasing at least one of the five baseball tools, running, to one of the top talent evaluators in the game. Who knows, maybe Jack will remember Max when he's eligble for the MLB Draft in 16 years.

The fun continued when Max got his picture taken with the 2010 AL Cy Young winner. Doesn't he look excited?
All in all, it was a good day for three generations of Mariners fans.

Hey Jack, check him out, he's a lefty!