Monday, July 25, 2011

Take Me out to the Ball Game

Our friend Ana had tickets to a minor league baseball game last Thursday. She was kind enough to invite us. Only catch--it was the second day of the HEAT WAVE.

The game was in the evening, so we hoped that it would cool down by then.

Until then, we visited with Ana. She made burgers on her grill; and we had some fun in her new above ground pool.

As we got to the game, we realized that even though it was 6 p.m., it was still pretty damned hot. Thoughts of the pool helped to keep us cool. And lots of water. And Italian ice. And ice cream (oh the horrors).

The fun of a local team and the antics that they do between plays (like "chucking" rubber chickens into a net) helped to pass the time. Michael got a little bored, especially since "our" team was not winning...but he helped out by going to get the ice cream.

Before the game started. Got our "dinner" of chicken nuggets and french fries...and first of many waters/juice breaks.
I sprung for the huge "Number One" foam hands...meanwhile Ana tries to tie Willow's hair back with an improvised hair tie; while our friend Shelly texts some pictures of us.

Willow looking cool.

And after the game--Fireworks!

(Oh, and a dip in the pool after 10 p.m. also helped cool us off again!)



Kristin said...

Sounds like you had a great time despite the heat. Willow looks adorable.

Cibele said...

How fun!! look at W... so big, so cute, so confident!

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

That looks and sounds like so much fun!! I can't believe how big your kids are getting.