"We're going to Candyland"
Well no, not really but...
We are going to Memphis, Tennessee, for a travel softball tournament with Delaney's Birmingham Thunderbolts team. We're leaving right after school this afternoon, hoping to get up there this evening for some fun pre-game day entertainment (I'm thinking Beale Street or some Memphis barbecue!)
Scout is especially excited because she loves going to hotels (we've been to two in the last month, so I guess she thinks this must be a "regular" thing) and is really happy because the hotel has an indoor pool (so are the other girls too!!) Gary and Delaney are excited because they live for softball and it's gonna be fun playing teams we've never played before (or heard of before--they're mostly from Tennessee and Mississippi, and we're the only Bama team there). McKenna's excited for much the same reason as I am--we love to go places! Of course, I LOVE the softball too but I love to go to new places and somehow Memphis is somewhere I've never been!
I told S what we'd be doing in Memphis and I told her, "We're gonna watch Delaney play ball, and we're gonna stay in a hotel, and go swimming, and I hope we can find a break during the day and go check out some cool places. I at least want to drive by and wave at Graceland." (The lowest ticket price to Elvis' home is like $25, so we probably won't go--unless I really get a hankering to, and then you never know!) Well, Scout decided that I had said "Candyland" and not "Graceland" so...
She's been telling people we're going to Candyland!
(I think I'm gonna have to find a candy store just so I can convince her we did go there ! LOL)
In getting ready for the weekend trip and just some other stuff going on...
* I spent some time yesterday trying to organize stuff!! I had to wash a TON of clothes. The laundry has just gotten away from me this week and I also had to wash a few extra things for our trip (all of Delaney's four uniforms, plus clothes for us all!), so it was kinda overwhelming!
I also decided to organize some of my scrapbooks. I have gotten to where I do individual pages and kinda let them pile up instead of getting them in my books. So, yesterday I got all ofmy Fall pages in an album and got all of my new 2007 pages organized. This is what it looked like as I was working on it. Can any of you identify with that?
* Last night after softball park games (Delaney's team lost! it was miserable; Delaney only had one inning left to pitch and it went downhill after that!), we had to go find bathing suits for all of us! Amazingly, everyone found one they liked!! Scout actually tried to sleep in her Finding Nemo "baby soup" (as she calls it!).
And I found one that I can actually LIVE with (you know that I really don't find bathing suits anymore that I LOVE, but i guess most women feel that way). Bathing suit shopping always depresses me because I always have to get a size larger than I usually wear in "normal" clothes and I'm always so dang white under those dressing room lights.
Anyway, this is the one I found...
* I keep eating my weight in these things:
I got a big package of them in my Easter basket from Gary, and I'm quickly taking care of them (could that be why putting on a bathing suit isn't really very fun??)
Well, I'm off now to finish packing our suitcases! What do you guys have planned for the weekend? Let me know, and maybe I can pop online while I'm away!
See ya Monday!