Monday, April 25, 2011

Take us out to the ball game!

A couple weeks ago we took the kids to a Round Rock Express game.  It was kind of last minute, but we got decent seats and we were excited to take Jack and Maddy to their first game.  Last year we had thought about attempting the full family baseball night, but realized that was crazy.  We got our seats, middle of a row on the third base side, and the kids jumped around before demanding cotton candy and snacks.  Gwen had gotten everyone excited about the cotton candy, but when Jack and Maddy actually saw it were not nearly as intested as Gwen.  They did enjoy opening the peanuts for John and climbing all over us.  I think we made it through 5 or 6 innings and it was 1 inning too long.  John actually had to go get the car because Gwen refused to walk and was very upset about not being carried like the little kids.   So our first attempt at taking all the kids to a game was sort of a draw, not great but not a nightmare.

This weekend, our kick ass neighbors took us to a game and we got to sit in one of the box suites.  Oh my goodness, this is seriously the only way to go to a game with 4 adults and 6 kids.  The kids could go inside and run around, they could be outside in a fenced area and run around.  They had their sippy cups and snacks and had a great time.  Even more awesome, we had food and beer in the suite (thanks Ross & Dawn) so John and I also had our sippy bottles and snacks.  I got a new Rangers hat, and Jack and Maddy picked out RR Express hats.  We stayed until 9pm and the kids were still having a good time.  This time there was no crying on the way to the car or meltdowns.  WINNING!
Jack watching warmups

She is trying to be a crazy fan

1 comment:

Your Very Own Fairy Godmother said...

So glad we were able to make it work! Our little ones had a blast, too. I'm glad that you guys were able to enjoy a game with the fam.