When we found out that we were having a boy, Seth joked that we would tie his right arm behind his back so he would become a left handed pitcher (in the major leagues, mind you). He was obviously TOTALLY kidding but then oddly enough, Mason was born and we've discovered that he's a leftie. What are the odds?! And while he does like to hit the ball using our little tee ball set, it's definitely too soon to say if he will be a left handed pitcher.
Anyway, long story short, we went to the Angels game last Saturday as a gift to Papa for his birthday... back in July. It was supposed to be me, Seth, Mason, and Papa. We didn't think anyone else in the family would want to go (they are more of soccer fans than baseball fans) but then one night my sister in law mentioned that they were thinking about going so we all decided to go together! The kids all did SO well (despite wanting every food known to man that the stadium offered), especially Mason, which is what made this baseball stadium trip so enjoyable. We've taken Mason to quite a few games and we've always ended up needing to walk around or needing to leave early, but he did so well this time. Our seat tickets included tickets for food too so we got Mason a hot dog and a lemonade and he literally ate the whole thing in 2 minutes flat. I was in the process of eating my hot dog when he looked over at me with hungry eyes and so I ended up giving him the rest of my hot dog. He also had a whole bag of watermelon, some fries, and later... a HUGE ice cream cone. Needless to say, he had a pretty great night. He did pretty well with sitting still too and seemed really into the game, cheering and clapping and dancing when music came on. I did have to take him on a small walk around the bottom of the 7th inning which was fine because I had wanted to see if the team store had a bigger size shirt for him anyway. He did great, held my hand the whole time, and actually walked the whole way too (which was pretty far and down 3 levels of ramps and then up 3 levels of ramps)! The game ended, the Angels won, and we got to see the Saturday Night Spectacular fireworks show. I was a little worried about Mason and the loudness of the fireworks, but basically all he wanted to do was sit on my lap and he felt comfortable. He was in awe the whole time and the loud "booming" did not bother him at all.
(If you follow me on Instagram (@lizbir), you might have already seen some of these pictures. And if you don't, enjoy the photo dump!)
mouth full of watermelon!
We seriously had the BEST time and I'm super bummed that baseball season is coming to a close. Mason did SO well and seemed to genuinely enjoy being at the game. Until next time... GO ANGELS!