Sunday, July 27, 2008

Take Me Out To the Ballgame!

On Friday Night we took the three kids to the Bees baseball game. I must admit, I wasn't that excited about going, but Matt was excited about it so I thought I'd be a good sport. AJ's favorite song is "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and his room is decorated in old fashioned baseball stuff so I thought we should take him so he could find out exactly what 'peanuts and crackerjacks' are.

We actually had a great time. Matt asked if I'd want to go again and take the kids. They did really well and sat there the whole time. Since it was the weekend of July 24th (our states Pioneer Day holiday) there were fireworks afters. And at the end of the game and fireworks all kids were welcomed to go down on the field and run the bases. They also got to meet the Bee mascot. And to top it off..... AJ caught (okay it was really Matt) a foul ball. Matt believes that since this was AJ's first real baseball game, and because he got a ball, that he's destined to be a great baseball player someday. The funny thing was, Matt was just sitting there holding Anthon, the ball bounced around and then basically landed right in Matt's hand. He immediately gave the prize to AJ, who without hesitation hucked that baby down several rows. Everyone got a few laughs, and luckily the guy who caught it a few rows down let us retrieve it (after Anthon's mom yelled at him that he better give it back to her two year old:) So hopefully Katie, a secretary at Matt's work who is a Bee's girl will take it to the ballfield and get all the players to sign it. It was a fun night. AJ can't wait to go again. He loved singing 'Take Me out to the Ballgame' during the 7th inning, and seemed surprised to think that so many other people knew the song too.


Farrell and Marilyn Barlow said...

What a great night. We want to go next time.

Lisa R.D. said...

What an exciting game! I'm glad it was such a success--I think Matt would have been really disappointed if it hadn't gone well :). Very fun that Anthon got the ball--and even better that you should be able to get it signed!