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Tuesday, June 8, 2004

Tammy's parents are visiting from Southern California, so we had a family dinner at Tammy and David's house tonight. Yes, that's right, I had another excuse to see the baby. It could have been space aliens from the planet Twylo and I still would have been there.

Don't get me wrong. It was good to meet the parents at last. I've known Tammy for a little over a year, and this is the first time the family has gathered like this. All four of Aiden's grandparents, and one great grandmother (plus a devoted great uncle) were there. His Uncle Eric is sick, so he was excused from attending.

And of course it's not just Aiden that we go over there to see. He's just the newest and smallest member of the clan. Four other people live in that house with him. So you can be sure I got my workout chasing D.J. and Dakota around the back yard. At least there were two grandpas there to share the breathless joy (and they're both younger than I am, so that helps).

It was a pleasant visit, although everyone was tired (but for different reasons). You can guess why Tammy is exhausted, and David is right there with her (plus he was sick two days ago). Her parents have been on the road, and the rest of us are a little strung out as well. I seem to be tired all the time these days, so I just try to do what I can to be part of things. Being around the little boys always seems to help bring up my energy level.

8 June 2004

Mom and her one-week-old great grandson.

Really, all these words are just an excuse. It's all something to wrap around a photo. This wasn't the only photo I took tonight, either, and I also let D.J. take a couple of shots. I was running out of sky pictures, so I filled up my flash card with family shots. I'm going to have to go back, though, because I didn't get anything I can use of Dakota. Maybe he was just running around too fast for me to focus on (and maybe I was chasing him too fast to aim the camera). I'll have to fill in that gap next time. And yes, there will be a next time.

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I didn't get to see much of the Giants' 7-3 win over the Devil Rays tonight, but I did see Lou Piniella try to mess with the Giants' young starting pitcher, Jerome Williams, who always wears a puka shell necklace in honor of his mother. After Williams retired the first five batters he faced, Piniella suddenly decided the necklace was a distraction, so he demanded that the umpires have him remove it. Before they could even ask him, Williams pulled off the necklace and fired it into the dugout. Then he went back to work and won the game, pitching into the eighth inning.

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"It was just the immediate family, including the newest member. Well, Tammy isn't official yet, but she and David are pretty convincing in how serious they seem to be."

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