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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

 The Saturday night of Labor Day weekend, we bought tickets with the Yanceys to go see the Potomac Nationals play a baseball game!!!  Jackson has enjoyed playing with his bat and ball and watching baseball on TV with Josh, so we thought this would be a fun outing :)  

The game was called for 6:35pm, and Jackson made it all the way until the fireworks were over after the game around 10:30--woo hoo!!!  I think he had a really good time!  He and Rachel definitely liked playing on the bleachers and watching all of the people around us!  We had dinner while we were there as well as some ice cream (the only option was Dippin' Dots, and that was a bit disappointing, but the kids definitely didn't care!).  There was a kid play area with about five or six moonbounces.  We tried that, and Rachel LOVED the jumping around, but Jackson wasn't so sure :(  It took him forever to get in one at a friend's birthday party a few weeks ago, but once he was in he had SUCH a god time--short memory I suppose...  Anyways, the P-Nats ended up winning and we got to see a pretty awesome fireworks display afterwards!  This was the first time Jackson had seen fireworks, and we actually planned this.  We weren't sure back on the 4th of July if it was worth changing his schedule and scoping out a fireworks spot since we didn't know if he'd like them or not. But, we figured we could find a baseball game with some fireworks and kill two birds with one stone.  It went well, and he liked them...once his ears were covered and he had a paci...  But, I'll take that success!!!  He was talking about how much he liked them afterwards, so that is good :)
 Loving hanging out with Susie :)
 Family shot :)
 Being silly--he LOVED that he got to bring his mitt to the game!
 Mommy and Jackson
 Right after the Yanceys left, probably around 9ish, Jackson got cuddly and tired--LOVED those free snuggles I got!
Catching bugs :)

In order to get Jackson more excited for our upcoming outing, I checked the following books out of the library:
Froggy Plays T-Ball by Jonathan London
Roasted Peanuts by Tim Egan (this was the only one that was just okay--cute story, but a little over Jackson's head)
Just for fun, here are pictures of Jackson from his first few baseball games:
Memorial Day Weekend--7.5 months old

Father's Day--8 months old

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