Soo when we started making plans to go to Omaha to spend time with Shirley and her parents, just like Duane would do whenever possible, Kenneth tacked on plans for us to catch a game. The whole trip was so last minute. And Kenneth didn't even finalize any kind of Chicago plans until a week before we were supposed to fly out. When called to check in with his mother he was surprised to learn she was already in Omaha. And that she had driven out with Greg and her sister Cindy. Kenneth then told his mother of his plans to spend a few days in Chicago and invited Greg to come along with us. Awsumb was very excited about sharing and making memories with Uncle Greg.
The drive through Iowa was uneventful. And much longer than expected. We stopped at the Amana Colonies which are nothing more than a tourist stop these days. After a late dinner we finally checked into our hotel.
Awsumb's first Chicago Dog! He loved it!
After the game Awsumb scurried over to the dugout in hopes of catching a ball or scoring some autographs. The security guard passed out official sunflower seeds from the dugout to the kids that were waiting.
Finally we shopped around the outside of the stadium and that night all slept snug in our little beds!
Both games the seat next to us was left empty. For such a full stadium it was something to take note and everyone commented that Duane was present with us.
(insert Awsumb running bases video)
Awsumb and Greg went over to line up for the kids run the bases event. Awsumb was among the last of the kids in line so we waited quite a while for him to come out. Always the considerate boy he is, he got a slow start making sure not to knock over any of the little kids. But he picked it up for the end! Awsumb is so anxious to be grown up. He has always been 3 going on 30. But sometimes it's good to still be considered a little kid. How fun to get to participate in the kids run the bases event!
After another long day we went back to the hotel for dinner and the Kenneth taught Greg and Awsumb a new card game. I surprised the boys with some ice cream sundaes while they were playing and took some time to myself.
(Kite and Chicago pictures)
We had such an enjoyable trip to visit Kenneth's Grandparents and are thankful to Shirley for making this happen. Spending time with Greg was an added bonus. Awsumb has a special connection with Greg and we were happy to include him as part of our little family for the weekend.
At the airport we said our goodbyes and after delays with both flights we all made it home safe and sound. Us to Seattle, Greg to SLC.
THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME!