Saturday, May 12, 2007
Today was the annual softball game between the Knights and the Stanford Daily staff. At least, it was supposed to be between the two groups. There were so many Knights and so few Daily staffers that we just picked teams and had both on each team. Scott and I both played better than we expected to. Scott hit a triple one time, and I got on base two out of three times at bat, once with the bases loaded! Everybody had a good time, especially the international Fellows who had never played softball before. The whole group took an unplanned lunch break in the middle of the sixth inning. Surprisingly, almost everyone came back to finish the game.
The kids had a great time. There was a stage set up for some kind of performance, so they played on the stage. There was also a small tent building, like a banquet tent, only smaller, so they had fun playing in there. The a capella singers came by to take some publicity photos, so they sang for the kids inside the tent.
The tent was the best place to be. It was sunny, but the breeze made it a chilly day. We had to wrap beach towels around ourselves to keep warm.
Mom H. arrived Thursday night. She enjoyed a campus tour (guided by Scott) on Friday, with lunch and a tour at the Cantor Art Museum. After I left to pick up the kids from school, she and Scott saw the crazy Stanford band performing. The band played some songs around, on and in one of the fountains, so Scott and Mom stopped to listen. Then they went over to Hoover Tower, and soon the band came running up to perform on, around, and in the fountain by the Tower. One trombone player even escorted them up in the elevator to the top of the Tower. Mom is enjoying her visit so far.