This past Saturday, we celebrated my 40th birthday in full Kentucky Derby Style. It was a day of friends, family, and Derby Festivus. Here are some photos from the big day!
Photography by Phil Anema
I had the pleasure of going to the Yankee's Opening Day game with my friend Paul last week. I loved seeing the stadium in all of its newness and it was also interesting to see the old stadium in its current state.
I think the thing I appreciate the most about the design of the new stadium is the homage the design itself pays to the 1923 Yankee Stadium. New Yorkers love and appreciate nostalgia and I think it was a wonderful aesthetic decision to play into the history of the previous Yankee home.
We had a great time but I think my favorite thing about the day was being able to bring Flat Stanley along. The Flat Stanley Project is a fun tool teachers use to encourage their kids to journal and be able to map where their particular Stanley goes as they send them along with friends and family.
Cece, the eight year-old daughter of a dear friend of mine, sent me a Flat Stanley to take on an adventure and she was going to be reporting back to Miss McCarthy's class, so I had to do Cece proud. Here is a photo of Flat Stanley and I at Yankee Stadium!
Learn more about the Flat Stanley Project HERE.