Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Heat Is On

On Sunday the 18th Grandma & Grandpa Davenport brought Great Grandma Davenport over to shop for some stationary. I voiced my opinion then got outta dodge.


GpaD wasn't interested in cards so I decided to play with him in the other room.

Before GGD & G&G D took off, we did a quick group picture. GGD was scheduled to head back to Florida at the beginning of the week so I wanted to make sure we got a pic before she headed out. CHEESE!


You may have noticed that my totally cute green dress has crossing tennis racquets on it. That's not a coincidence. Recall that a few days prior, M&D went to the KC Explorers match with Aunts Darcy & Kelly. You may also recall that I felt a wee bit slighted. (shocking right?) Well, they've TOTALLY REDEEMED THEMSELVES! They invited me to go see another KCE match Sunday night. Sweet!

Needless to say, I was pretty stoked for my first (pro) tennis match and M&D even let me bring my racquet. Awesome! There was even a mini tennis court that the USTA Jr Team Tennis folks had set up for kids to play on but I decided to sit out because the court was pretty packed.

As a consolation, AD got me A GIANT TENNIS BALL! I mean this thing is knee high so I don't think it's for playing classic tennis but I don't care because it's totally fun!


In addition to a mini tennis court there were all sorts of other attractions. For instance, Radio Disney was there playing some music for me to dance to (I totally have Bieber Fever.) There was also some guy there making balloon animals and while my parents didn't love me enough to go get me one, he saw me chillin' near by and brought me a tiny pink doggy. How'd he know I love dogs!?!


One of the booths had what I assume are Revolutionary War vets (they were VERY old) there to carry the flags during the National Anthem.

I alluded to it earlier but let me come right out and say it: It was H-O-T! I'm not so sure it was a good idea for these 250 yr old guys (assuming they joined the militia when they were 16) to be wearing four layers of clothing in 106 degree temperatures (not an exaggeration.) But, they didn't keel over on the court so I guess they made it alright. You know what else isn't a good idea? Exposing a 15 month old to a few hours of 106 degree heat. Nice work parents of the year! I felt fine but M&D were worried about me so even though I was getting fanned and had plenty of water, Dad took me for a little AC Break. We spent a little time walking around the Marriot lobby but you can only walk by the reservation desk so many times before you get some sideways glances. Also it wasn't super cool in there either. So, Dad decided to take me back to the car where he could control the temp. As a bonus, I got to SIT IN THE FRONT SEAT!

Of course, Dad had to know I was going to start exploring...
...and that it wouldn't be too long before I found some buttons. Oh how I love me some buttons...
Dad tried to block me at first but somehow I defeated him. I think he was feeling bad about his poor parenting.

The reason M&D decided to risk our lives in this heat was because Lindsay Davenport (no relation) was playing for the St. Louis Aces.

It was AWESOME!

The match was far from over but as soon as LD was done playing, we got outta dodge. I mean seriously, it was 106 degrees at 7:30PM. CUT ME A BREAK!



Remember, you can't take it with you, but you can lick it so no one else can take it when you're gone.

Until Later,
Avery

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