First, let me re-cap the weekend. Friday and Saturday evenings were hockey. I sang the national anthem on Friday at the game and that went pretty good! The acoustics are cool, once I got used to the echo. The arena is a big space and it’s different than singing outside where your sound just goes OUT. But in the rink, the sound bounces around a little. It threw me the first two lines, but then I was able to hear myself and all in all, I think it went pretty good.

Look at my cute little Grant working

Put me in coach, I’m ready to play!! 

No, he’s not a coach. Those are words to a song. I never heard it till I met Grant and even then, I didn’t believe him that it was an actual song.  Have you ever heard it? Surely, I’m not the only person. But I digress…

On Sunday we went to the last home women’s soccer game to cheer on Kwame and the team. If they tied or won the game, they would get a spot in the playoffs. Unfortunately, they loss 1-0 in OT. It was a good game, but too bad they couldn’t pull it off.  Grant and I sat with Julie and the kids–

She’s getting so big. And those cheeks!!! Sigh! There’s nothing like chunky baby cheeks!

While we were watching the game, Kijana wanted to play hide and seek with the baby wipes. At one point, Kijana hid the wipes in Grant’s vest pocket. Kijana even asked me to help him zip it up (ya, he’ll never find them in there!). When Grant opened his eyes, he started playing along asking Kijana where they could be. Then Grant told Kijana to ask the ball boy, who was standing just in front of us on the field, if he knew where the baby wipes were. This is how it went down:

Grant: “Go ask him, ‘do you have the baby wipes?’ ”

Kijana: “But I don’t know him.”

Grant: “It’s ok, just say ‘hi, do you have the baby wipes?’ Say it. Just say ‘excuse me, hi, do you have the baby wipes?'”

Then Kijana got down off the bleachers, walked up right behind him to ask the guy if he had the baby wipes, all the while I’ve got my hand over my mouth because I’m dying laughing, because I can picture him doing it.  At the last second, Kijana gets scared and doesn’t ask him.  And Grant is the kind of guy who can get kids to do some of the funniest things that he would never do himself.  It’s one of his gifts! In the end, Grant found the baby wipes in his vest pocket. It was all pretty funny.

Ok, on to our video for the day. Thursdays have always been my favorite day of the week.  And this is one of the reasons why.  The funniest show on tv!


Obama ’08!