First Reds Game

I understand that maybe Elise and Avery are a little young to fully understand and appreciate the rules of baseball. Still, stimulation is good, baseball games are fun (for us, too ;)), and we chose to apply only to residency programs in cities with professional sports teams (plus entertainment, zoos, etc), so that our children could grow up with the experiences I hold so dear from my childhood. Why not start now?!

Sunday, August 31st was also the day of Riverfest. The week before the game I was pumped to ride the bus down as usual, experience some of the festivities before and/or after the game, and leave in time to beat traffic since we probably wouldn’t be able to stay for the fireworks. (Although, had I not planned the game the same day, we totally would have gone while the girls are too young to be afraid! :)). The day of the game, however, this proved to be much more difficult than anticipated because of the scorching sun (seriously, WHERE is Fall?! I have friends in other parts of the country saying it arrived early…………..?). We actually had really good seats, but had to move up to the top of the bleacher section for the first 2/3 of the game to stay in the shade. At about the 7th inning, we moved again since the sun had found our hiding spot! The girls took in the sights and sounds for several good chunks of time (including about 25 minutes straight where Avery just stared at a family behind us, entertaining them all!). It proved to be excellent sleeping weather though, so both of them had to take advantage at least part of the time!


Back at home, playing with their Daddy πŸ™‚

That’s all we have time for now, sorry! Stay tuned for the first Zoo pictures! (And as usual, additional pictures are in the Picasa album if you’re still looking for more πŸ™‚ )


  1. Oh my goodness! They are way too adorable! πŸ˜€

    This is my collective comment for all the new pictures, just so you know. πŸ˜‰