Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Cate and I had a girls' night, even though we didn't really plan it.

The Murray State basketball exhibition game had been on our calendar for quite some time, but Greg's stomach virus wasn't scheduled. Even so, Greg woke up feeling nauseated and achy at some ridiculously early hour and proceeding to spend his day in bed.

I put Ben to bed a few minutes before 7 p.m., which is his preferred bedtime, and then Cate and I went on to the basketball game, although my 3-year-old kept calling it the "basketball party," which is what we called the recent Fan Jam event. It's like a party, especially if our Racers prove they were only getting started last year, when they lost by two points to eventual finalist Butler in the NCAA Tournament's second round.

Anyway, back to tonight ...

Cate shared popcorn with me, drank Sprite (well, it was actually 7-Up, but please don't tell her!), laughed with two of her cousins, clapped, spelled R-A-C-E-R-S!, and needed an explanation about why the cheerleaders didn't throw her a T-shirt.

Oh, and she talked. Because that's what she does.


And while getting our mother-daughter date night photo off my camera, I remembered I had this cute photo of Luke and Cate. We've know Luke since the day he was born, about a year before Cate was born. She was happy to have him at the Murray State football game on Saturday, when the sun was shining but the air was colder than it had been so far this fall.


  1. I'm a fan of the mother-daughter pic. :) And the one of Luke and Cate is A-freaking-DORABLE! I love it.

  2. I know what you mean about the pregnancy question. I always pause too when someone ask about Gary. It's just human nature and we are human. I enjoyed the other stories too.