On August 10th, Scott got tickets from work for all of us to attend an Indians game. These seats were incredible- right behind home plate and only 27 rows away from the field! We have been dying to take Jackson's to a game for a while now, but we wanted to make sure he was the right age. We didn't want him to get too bored and we wanted to be able to all have a fun time. Well this ended up being the perfect time!
Scott really enjoyed being able to teach Little Man all about baseball, while I really enjoyed listening to their sweet father-son conversations. Bonding over sports is a very guy-thing. It was very cute.
As soon as we got to the stadium, Jackson spied the cotton candy. The BIG. ENORMOUS. Bags of cotton candy. Of course he had to have a some. Seriously, I think this bag was as big as him. It was awesome.
We all watched the game together for quite a while. When the excitement of the game wore off a bit, Jackson brought a few of his construction trucks out and he had a blast scooping up all the peanut shells and dumping them into a huge pile. Then the crayons came out.... These things kept him very occupied for long enough for Mommy and Daddy to be able to enjoy some of the game ourselves.
We had heard that there was a kids play area somewhere in the ballpark, so once the 7th inning came we were off to stretch our legs and hunt it down. Oh man, this place was a HUGE hit! It had playhouses, tons of cars to drive in, and even a roller-coaster! ...all Step Two, of course. They also had a cool place to practice your pitching and you could get your picture taken with Slider.
Jackson had a blast and I really had fun watching him have such a great time.
After getting super sweaty and much in need of something to drink, we headed back to Daddy to watch the rest of the game. We had only been sitting down for probably 10 minutes and guess what?! Jackson caught a foul ball!! ...well maybe with a little help from Daddy...
It was so exciting! Not only did we have awesome memories from this being Jackson's first game, but to have a foul ball to take home with us too- wow! Jackson thought one of the best parts of the whole thing was that Scott stepped in my nacho's and got cheese all over his shoes. He thought it was simply hilarious.
While we were leaving everyone around us was congratulating Jackson on his awesome catch. You could see the pride in all the other men's eyes that this little guy got a foul ball at his first game. It was very sweet and just added to the positive experience of the whole evening. What a perfect night. We couldn't wait to do it all over again!