Through blogs I have met Parker, Finley and Braden. I have never met Finley and Braden, but I have had the opportunity to meet Parker. Through his mom's writings, I have gained a great appreciation for this funny and fun little guy. So when I heard that he loved Casey at the Bat, I had to find a way to see him. Unfortunately, that is hard to do since they are in the UK for several years.
I had heard that Sam and Parker might be coming home, but I didn't know that I would be able to see them. After all, they don't get home often, and I didn't want to impose. Just leave it to divine intervention, however, and things work out. And I do believe in divine intervention, by the way.
I was at the nail salon a week ago, and as I was finishing up, three young women came into the salon. I said to the manicurist, "Is that Sam?" Gena had no idea of whom I was speaking, but by that time, I had gotten a clear view, and indeed it was Samantha, there to get her manicure for the wedding she was going to be in. I was able to talk to her about being home, and we arranged a time for me to come by to read Casey at the Bat to Parker. I was thrilled!
So Tuesday morning, Kenneth's Casey at the Bat book in hand, I arrived at Sam's house. Parker and GramGram answered the door, I showed my book to Parker, but I quickly found out it is hard to compete with Pluto and Mickey Mouse. Within a minute or so, however, he ambled over to me, asking to hear the book. Be still my heart!