Monday, August 3, 2009

D-Backs' Game

i fully intended to encourage everyone to participate in the public library's summer reading program, but, of course, never got around to it. the prizes are silly and trinkety, but the kids love them (and you can just throw them out in a couple weeks when they have forgotten about them...). and they feel so accomplished walking in to the library, list in hand, ready to retrieve the next token for all their hard work. and at the end of the program, if you read the required number of books, each child receives a free d-back's ticket. hurray! so last wednesday night we all hopped on the light rail and headed down to the ball field. the kids had a blast, of course, and i was quite in heaven myself. my sweet family all around me, relaxing at a baseball game and a hot dog (ketchup only) in my hand... life is good.

while we were waiting for pete to get the tickets the kids and i were watching this giant contraption that sends balls every which way, down ramps, thru spirals, etc. and 'plays take me out to the ball game.' lucy was sad because, apparently, there was some other little girl standing right in front of the part she wanted to look at. seriously what am i going to do with this little one...


finn was fascinated. i think i watched him watching the game more than i watched the actual game...

finn was a cheering maniac. as crazy as this picture looks, it still barely does his madness justice. what can he say, he loves the d-backs.

you might also notice that in the first picture jack is sporting a yankees shirt (with a balled-up d-backs shirt under his arm). when we got inside the park he put his d-back's shirt on over it... he must feel so conflicted in his little heart... yankees or d-backs? these are the big decisions in life...

2 comments:

Mary Weisse said...

I love the one of Finn cheering. Also, it is really funny that you posted this today since I just posted the pics from our trip to the d-backs game. Copycat.

Sara said...

ketchup only??? ewwww! as a Chicagoan, that is anathema. What a cool prize from the library... ours are not nearly as good. Although today some lucky kids get to go see the Sox play the Angels thanks to Justin Speier!!