Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Take me out to the ballgame!

Baseball is a big part of our lives. Jake and I met at a baseball game, got engaged at a baseball game, our rehearsal dinner invitations were sent out on baseballs, you get it, it's important to us. When we first moved down here, that's one of the things we were most excited about, was being able to watch major league games regularly. Before the kids were born, Jake and I went to a TON of games, and the big kids were even able to go to a few when they were babies, but Charlie has never been. So when the Rangers announced $6.00 tickets on the 6th of April, and it was dollar hot dog day, we knew we had to go! We picked the kids up early from school and told them where we going, and the boys were PUMPED! Ella, on the other hand, thought we were just going home to watch them on TV, and was hysterical because she wanted to stay and play with her friends. Once we convinced her we were actually going to the game, she was as equally as excited as the boys.

Now, our big family outings usually begin with high expectations of fun, picture perfect family moments and end with high levels of frustration, numerous meltdowns, and seventy trips to the bathroom. But today, was as close to perfect as you can get. The kids were great! They SAT and WATCHED the WHOLE game! It was so fun to actually thoroughly enjoy an outing as a family. Here's some pics from our fun day!

The whole crew before the game outside the ballpark
On our way to our seats, we had a great view of Cowboys Stadium

It was HOT, so we quickly started peeling off layers of clothing and slathering the kids down with sunscreen

Ready to cheer on the Rangers!

After a hot dog, chips, twizzlers, peanuts, and chocolate ice cream, E had a tummy ached and needed to rest on Daddy's shoulder, but she bounced back quickly

Me and Charlie, he really did have a good time, haha!

Charlie wanted to sit all by himself, and was yelling "Go Rangers!"

Super strong Daddy with H and E

The Big Timer and I after the game


Barbara Manatee said...

looks like lots of fun!

I totally know what you mean about big hopes and then a frustrating day. LOVE when it all comes together for FUN all around!! Yeah!

April is Autism Awareness Month. I'm dedicating my blog all month long to Autism. Hope you'll stop by!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to miss the first real baseball game but I am glad to see that the family tradition continues. Tell them that Pops and Yia Yia are very proud but poor Uncle Arin didn't even get a mention after taking Huddy to the restroom. What's up with that?
Yia Yia