Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Good Life (And a Bat Boy for the Cincinnati Reds!}


I mentioned yesterday that I was working on my Project Life album.  I have a ton of extra journal cards and I decided to use them for a gift. I have a fairly flat gift that I wanted to wrap up.  I used the two journaling cards and added some flowers from my Reverse Confetti set. The gift was finished up with a touch of silk ribbon and a mini clothespin.  Love the end result. Below is a close up.

Speaking of a good life, several weeks ago, Ryan had a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a bat boy for the Cincinnati Reds.  Here are a few pictures.  Ryan was given this opportunity through my work and it was so cool!  We were also lucky enough to get front row tickets along with the bat boy opportunity so I was snapping away in the front row seat right behind home plate. Ryan said that the umpire was super nice.  And man...I never realized how much a bat boy had to do.  He was picking up a bat or bringing out additional balls just about every other swing a player had.

And here are some close ups of the players.  Unfortunately the Reds lost, but it was such an awesome opportunity for Ryan.

And here's one of Jonathon and Marcel from the game.  Collin was with me in the front row too, but didn't want his picture taken.


19 comments:

Lisa Kind said...

How exciting for your son! Great pics! Love your little tags too!

Gerrina said...

Great pics and super oppurtunity!
And a super crisp CAS-Christmascard! Hugs, Gerrina

sandie said...

fab photos and what fun for Ryan. I like the design here especially that striped paper-have a good day x

Kristie Goulet said...

Very exciting indeed!!! Great pictures. Love your tags!

~amy~ said...

I love what you've done with the journaling cards...they are so much fun, aren't they?

How awesome for your Bat Boy :)

Sue Lelli said...

On my way home from Alaska and just had to stop by! Love what you did with the tags! Clever! And OMGOSH, the bat boy opportunity will be a lasting memory for sure! FAB pics, Lynn!

KayM said...

Oh what a fun opportunity for your son! The pictures are wonderful! I love your pretty gift wrapping made with your PL cards! What a great idea! I have a lot of those I might have to try this too!

Maureen said...

that is so super cool! Wow! I bet he'll never forget that! Tell him congrats from me :) The double tag is adorable and I'm going to use that idea too...the second tag gives it more "oomph!" We've got visitors again ;)

Marisa said...

Love the double tag and darling card :) How totally exciting for Ryan!! Glad you got lots of pics to cement this wonderful opportunity in time!

Deepti said...

Great pics and how exciting for ur kids :) I love ur tag card especially the colors !

Michelle said...

Great photos! What a fantastic opportunity for Ryan! (Your card is gorgeous, too)

Tracey McNeely said...

Man that is a once in a lifetime op! Yay for Ryan, he must have been flying after that and so glad that Mama was armed with the camera. Awesome memories. I love your Project Life turned gift tag, the RC in those colours is so wonderful!

ScrapaDiddle said...

What fun for Ryan and all of you! I've only been to the new stadium once but it is fabulous! We go to the Dayton Dragons games once in a while. They're lots of fun!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

See, this is a good example on why I can't jump into Project Life, b/c then I too would have lots of extra journaling cards :) Love the tags.

Ida said...

As always a lovely card.
I also enjoyed seeing your son and sharing in his experience as a Bat Boy. That had to be a thrill for him and for you as well.

Bobby said...

How exciting for Ryan. And I'm glad you and the other boys got to go see him. Love the tag BTW.

Beverley said...

Awesome card, I'm looking forward to starting project life & what a FAB night for your boy. Hugs Bev x

Jen W. said...

How exciting for Ryan! He looks great out there - like he fits in perfectly. :) Glad the ref was a nice guy too - sure makes a difference.

Joyce said...

Love the pictures--how fun to be a bat boy. And, a great way to use those journaling cards and wrap a gift.