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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jonah and the Dallas Mavs

Today, Rick is my guest writer! I have never asked him to do this, but he graciously agreed to do so. I wanted to share our trip with Jonah but really haven't felt 100% yet. So, thanks for helping me out!!

During the holidays, Nanna and I got to take Jonah to his first Dallas Mavericks game. The story actually started a couple of weeks before. We had told Jonah we were going to take him to the game ahead of time instead of surprising him Christmas. This actually worked out pretty well because every time he came over to the house Nanna had to show him the tickets, and he would ask “ how many sleeps till we go." (It was not how many days but how many sleeps.) The day finally came, and after a stop at McDonalds, we arrived at American Airlines Center. The first fun thing was riding the escalator down in the parking garage. We were walking to the arena, and he was looking at this gigantic building, I can’t imagine what that place looked like to a four year old his first time.

Once inside Nanna and I were going to walk around a little and kill some time. I had told her earlier we would be leaving at half time because by then he would be bored stiff and be all over the place. Jonah didn’t like our walking idea; he wanted to go inside "NOW." Our seats were over the tunnel where the players go in and out. I told Jonah we would go down to the floor as far as they would let us to see the players up close. One of the floor announcers was talking to the crowd and asked, “How may people received tickets for Christmas?" Jonah’s hand shot up before he could finish. (The next thing I knew his hand was going up again with “Hook Em Horns” sign; wonder where he got that?)

The people sitting by us were having a blast. Every time Jonah saw Dirk in person or on the big screen it was “THERE'S DIRK."

We went back to our seats, and because of the people in front, I told him he could sit in my lap. The game started and he watched every thing going on. Every time the Mavericks scored his right arm with fist clinched shot up in the air. I told him about #2 Jason Kidd, #11 JJ, #31 Jet Terry, etc.

About half way through the game, he turned around and asked “Papa is #7 Tim Thomas?” I said "WHO?" I didn’t remember #7 so I looked up at the screen and sure enough. He never left my lap, and his eyes never left the court 'til time to go which was not half time! I’m sure he will never forget that day (and neither will Nanna and I).


  1. One of the things I misses about Dallas Texas was the sports! There are some of those here in Illinois, I've heard:D.
    That little guy enjoyed himself just as much as the big'un. Good memory!

  2. Being a Nana...I am a bit teary eyed. We are sharing similar things with our first granddaughter and our heart leaps with joy as we see the world through her eyes.
    I am so excited you guys had such a great time with Jonah. He is adorable.
    Blessings and prayers,

    PS: Praying Diana is feeling better, soon.

  3. ahhh, This is PRECIOUS! Rick did a great job! I am so glad that Jonah, Nana and Papa made this special memory together! Jonah is such a smart little boy, and such a lucky little boy to have such wonderful grandparents on both sides!
    Happy New Year to you all!

  4. Jonah is never going to forget that fabulous game!! It sounds like he had a blast! The 8 1/2 hour drive to get to your home on Christmas Eve is just crazy. We STILL have snow on the ground and pretty deep in places and they are forecasting between 1 - 2 inches more tonight with freezing temps. so nothing is going to melt anymore.......I know now why we don't live in the snow areas. It was so beautiful and wonderful but I was ready for it to be gone about 2 days ago!

  5. That is so awesome! I'm so glad you 3 had a great time! That little boy constantly amazes me. I love him to pieces. Oh, when you get a chance will you send me the pics I took with your camera of him opening my gift? Also, feel better ASAP. I heard you two Ferguson ladies were in the ER on Christmas Day. Take it easy! Love ya!

  6. Great job, Rick! That little fella really enjoyed himself - making memories - that's what it's all about!

  7. What a great memory y'all made for him!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog earlier- stop by any time!


  8. Very cute post! The only thing that could make it better is if Im there next time :)

  9. Awww... what a cute post and such a fun day to remember! Good job making memories!


  10. Awww....sounds like they had a great time. Nothing better than bonding and making memories.
    Great post.

  11. What precious memories you are making. Happy New Year to you!

  12. He will remember that day forever!!

  13. I hope you are feeling better soon. What a wonderful day with a cherished little boy.