A couple of weeks ago we loaded up the car and headed to St Louis for Charlie's first Cardinals game. It was John's dream to take each of the boys to Busch Stadium for a game the year they were born. Since Charlie was originally due September 9, then scheduled for September 1, we decided he would be too young to make the voyage in time for the last regular season home games September 24/25.
Since he was born so much earlier, I figured he would be old enough to make it for at least one game that weekend. That's right, I was the one that approached John about going to a game. Most people think he totally pressured me into going, but he had actually moved on. I figured that even if it was a terrible experience, at least we tried and we made one of John's dreams come true. And if we never try to do anything with our boys, we'll never have any stories to tell..........good or bad. :)
In the end, it. was. awesome. Seriously. We normally can't say that about taking Harvey out in public, not even factoring in a five week old baby. We went up on Friday night, stayed in a hotel (ummm, not exactly the highlight of my trip, trying to get everyone to sleep in one room and keep big Harv asleep as Charlie woke up every 2 1/2 hours), then got up and headed to the stadium Saturday morning. I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story.
Do you think Harvey likes waking up in a hotel? Especially when we're going to see "De arch!! And Fweebird!!!". Oh yeah!!
Charlie was equally pumped up.
What you guys fink? You fink I wooks good in red? Yeah, I fink so too. And you fink Fwedbirwd is gonna be scary?? Yeah, me too..........
Again, super pumped.
But what Charlie lacks in excitement...........
Harvey makes up for it with his over the top excitement.
And here's what he is truly excited about:
OMG!! It's Fredbird y'all!!
Where'd he go??? I can't see Fwed through all dem guys dressed in white uniforms!!!
This was our boy at the end of the game. Screaming, yelling (like he was being chased by an axe murderer, but that's ok), clapping. So excited.
So excited about this:
Yup, Fredbird again. I told John, Harvey thought Fredbird just won the Fredbird game in Fredbird Stadium. That's what Harvey was there to see anyway.
This is SO Harvey these days.
Check out that hottie!!
Shielding him from the fireworks and cheering at the end.
Looks like someone ate a few too many nachos and passed out.....
And of course, daddy and his littlest boy at his first game. Such a fun day. I love experiencing things with my boys and seeing things through their eyes. Baseball games, hotel rooms, seeing the Arch are all fun things for us as adults, but to Harvey it's all so magical. He could not have been cuter if he tried. And Charlie was a perfect baby all weekend. I can't wait to make many many more memories with both of our boys in St Louis.
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