There’s something awesome that happens when you have seventeen first cousins (I think it’s 17, it might be more) on one side of your family and most of them live within driving distance. There’s a fairly good chance you can end up at the same sporting event or movie or any other activity or restaurant imaginable just because there are so many of us. For the first Ranger game that Ed and I saw this year with the boys, my cousins Ashley and Crista were there along with their SO’s and some other friends. I found them on their side first.
And then they found us in our seats. Trip got to ask Ashley about his newest cousin/her son. That little boy loves babies!
And that was the sweet face Trip showed them! Yep, he was covered in cinnamon and sugar from his pretzel. Kids need sugar at an event like this! It should be law!
It makes them crash harder on the way home!
Now you can say you learned something today!
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We took the boys to the Texas Rangers game Tuesday against the LAAAA of A. We had a pretty good time. The boys are now able to pay attention to about three innings of a game which is a big improvement. Trip had nachos (with NO jalapenos!) and Logan had two hotdogs and they filled a soda pop full of floaties. Thunder storms rolled through DFW but the game was not rained out and we didn’t feel a drop of rain during the game. The boys stayed awake for the whole game and even walked to the car afterwards. The boys really have no choice but to walk to the car after any event because they are way too heavy to carry anymore.
Logan should be in movies because this picture was totally staged. I enjoy taking pictures, but I’m not good enough with an iPhone camera to take that picture as an action shot!
This one is an action shot. All three of my guys paying attention to the game! Magical!
Cute, but fake smile. Trip is so ready to start losing his baby teeth so the tooth fairy can visit him. It’s just not happening yet.
We obviously dress to the nines when we go out!
There was this really handsome guy sitting three seats down from me and he smiled when I was taking a picture of my kid.
The stadium looked great. They have a new jumbo screen that is ENORMOUS! They’ve put in quite a few new kinds of food stands that I can’t wait to try when I’m not looking after munchkins. It was a great family night.
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Posted in Baseball, Boys on March 16, 2011 |
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When the munchkins were tiny, Ed the Awesome decided he wanted to get a mini set of season tickets to see the Texas Rangers. I agreed that it would be a fun outing for us and that I could leave the munchkins a home with his parents or my mother long enough for us to enjoy the games. We enjoyed the 2005 season immensely. I’m not sure how many games they won or lost, but Ed probably does. The 2006 season was great too. Same for 2007. We didn’t even consider taking the boys to any of those games. It’s hard enough for me to dodge fly balls without trying to shield an infant or toddler, so this wasn’t a hard decision for either of us. But by 2008, I was reasonably confident in the boys walking abilities and firmly declared that this was the year that we would take the boys to a Rangers game.
We got to the game early to make sure we got the boys their special (free) batting helmets. It was cold, so they opted to wear their batting helmets over their jacket hoods. These boys are fashionable!
They looked so big at the time, but now they look like they were just babies!
Three and a half was too young for them to appreciate the Rangers. I had wanted them to see a game and they couldn’t have cared less. I learned my lesson for that year.
I was not to be deterred though from my desire to have the boys appreciate and enjoy baseball! We tried again when they were 4 1/2. We got there early for them to get their free Josh Hamilton jerseys. Can you see a trend here? And with all of the food available at a ball game, the only thing they would eat was a hot dog. At that point, I wondered whether or not they were my children. They were still too young to enjoy seeing the game, or even to focus on anything happening on the field.
When they were 5 1/2, our endeavors were finally met with success! They loved the game! They actually watched a few minutes of it. Trip though has discovered the true joy of baseball games: cute girls! He spent almost the entire game starring at a couple of teenaged girls sitting behind us.
They were exhausted after the games!
The 2011 season is starting soon and I’m already excited!
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