Thursday, June 21, 2012

Another Day with the "K-Man"...

Patricia and I headed down to Centerville just before 11 yesterday and spent about 6 hours with Grandson Kasyn....Hal was in and out of  his upstairs office, working and teleconferencing with others in his field, while Lisa was out....so we got to spend time with the "K-man"....today is day #2 doing the same, but this time at our place here in Celina.  Lisa came up to work with those providing services for daughter Anissa, and we get to spend more time with Grandson #1 {and only grandchild}.

He is sleeping at this hour, after checking out the house, while still in disrepair, and the cat.....who is not as active, and therefore, probably to Kasyn, more interesting...at least he seemed to think so, before he headed off to use the new crib we bought him last Summer....finally getting to use it for the first time.

The youngster turns 7 months old this Sunday, but is certainly ahead of the curve{don't most grandparents claim the same?} when it comes to children his age....in the 95th percentile, he is already 25 pounds, and crawling everywhere....and the size 12 month clothes are already "snug" on his frame....the boy is looking, size wise, like his old man.  Hal was big as a youngster, slowed down in Junior High, then had a final growth spurt in his Junior and Senior years of High School, to grow into his 6' 4" frame, and 250 pound size....it's appears that the "K-Man" is likely to be heading in that same direction....but he's still just getting started.

Regardless, the boy is interested in everything in his sight, and already having fun on the Ipad and computer....he will be a handful, in fact he already is.  Hal had planned on taking him down for a "boys day out" with us at Great American Ballpark this Sunday, as the Reds take on Minnesota...but those plans have been nixed.  As active as he now is....we don't think he would take well to sitting still for three hours in the heat at the ballpark....so it will be five of us.  Andy, his boys, me and Hal, for our week post Father's Day outing....the tradition for Kasyn will wait a bit longer....

The day off gave me time to rest up from baseball umpire work...

I will be back at it tonight when Celina travels to Parkway for a 6:30 start, in a rematch of a game I had early in the ACME Season....in that one, at Celina, the host Bulldogs took a 7-2 win, with me behind the plate.

After tonight, I will be without baseball until next Monday, another nice respite, before a couple of busy weeks of season ending regular season games, and both the Junior ACME and ACME post season tournaments....as much as I enjoy baseball umpire work, this long, hot, and dry, spring and summer season is dragging somewhat, but I can take a few more weeks, followed by a short rest, and then football begins with scrimmages on August 7th....

And so the Summer begins with today being the first full day, seems like it's been going on for months already...

back later>>>>

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