Saturday, July 23, 2011

Take me out to the ball game!

Since we had so much fun last year, we decided to go back to an Indians baseball game, on fireworks night, of course. We were right next to the field and had lots of friends there to hang out with. Abby had a bag of goldfish crackers that she was walking around and sharing with at a time! As we came into the stadium at the beginning of the game, Joe was selected to participate in a trivia game on the field between innings. He got the question right and got an Indians t-shirt. Here are some shots of him on the field!

The game got over so quickly that we had to wait around for it to be dark enough for the fireworks. The mascots and Recycle Man entertained us by dancing on the field. One of the other things the kids remembered well from last year was Recycle Man (RM)! The whole night Sam was holding an empty water bottle to give to RM, I guess he'd seen other kids give him things to recycle and he really wanted to give him that bottle! Well, RM never came close enough to give it to him and Sam was very disappointed. When it finally was dark enough for the fireworks and the Mascots were exhausted from dancing, they happened to exit on our side of the field. Sam ran to the front and yelled out to RM to get his attention (a big surprise from our shy and usually timid boy) and held out the bottle. RM (looking so tired but still in character) gave him a big smile then ran over to the bleachers, took the bottle and thanked Sam for recycling. It seriously made Sam's entire night, he was so happy!

It was a fun night and of course the kids loved the fireworks! I'm sure we'll do it again next year!

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