Thursday, April 9, 2009

Royals Opening Day!

When Ryan and I were first married, we attempted to do a date night every Wednesday – even if our “date” just entailed walking the dogs together, grabbing decaf Starbucks lattes, or TCBY. Though we had good intentions of keeping it up every week, life just gets in the way. However, we still manage to do date night a couple times a month. Last night was one of those occasions.

It was Royals opening day in the Osterhaus household!!! In other words, the first Royals TV appearance. And while I might not be a huge baseball fan, I do love everything about the Royals and baseball season. I love hot summer nights heading for Kaufman stadium (hello, beer and hotdogs…even before pregnancy, my life revolved around food!) . I love fireworks Friday. I love the crowds, the fact that you can always buy cheap tickets last minute (yea, I know it’s a sign that we suck, but hey we’ll look on the positive side of things!), the tailgating with good friends. And I also love watching the Royals on TV. This probably stems from the fact that baseball is a relatively slow, low key game and therefore Ryan tends to be a bit more reserve while watching as compared to other sports (during more intense games, he sometimes yells at the TV, sending Lynnie, poor old girl, into hiding for most of the evening). I love that we can hang out watching the game, while I catch up on reading, internet surfing, or just vegging out. I love that it’s such a slow sport that I don’t have to pay much attention yet can still carry on a somewhat intelligent conversation with Ryan when he does get overly excited about a good play. :) And I love that the start of baseball season means summer is right around the corner!

So last night, we made plans to watch the baseball game together - and I had a chance to flip through the numerous books I am currently reading. Plus the best husband in the world treated me to my latest obsession............TCBY!
We've already decided one of our first "adults only" nights out this summer will be a baseball game. Ohhh, I can't wait!


Travis said...

Yes, I love this time of year two. Don't worry I used to yell at the TV, now since Addie I have toned down my rants at the TV. Hope we can go on the 25th of April! GO ROYALS!!!

Kara said...

Oh, enjoy those nights with just the two of you! They are priceless!

MJS said...

I like beer, and LOVE a good hotdog, but will gladly babysit for your date night. It is so important to remember who YOU are and what the TWO of you chose to build. The "Little Lady" will grow and thrive on your foundation. Don't neglect yourself and each other.