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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It ended like it began

Our first official family activity of the summer was attending the Rice Regional  baseball games. It was a crazy weekend filled with delays, lots of action, extra inning games, rain and sunshine.  It was one of my favorite things we did all summer. It helped to grow our kiddos love of baseball especially Samuel. 

That was the first weekend in June. And, if you count the two previous Rice games we went to, we were well on our way to double digit baseball games for the summer.  In total we attended 11 games. 

Throughout the summer we have been to college games, college summer league games, A and AA games, an independent league game, and two MLB games. We saw games in Texas, North Carolina (just the boys), Vermont, and Pennsylvania.  It has been a fun and crazy thing for us. 

This past weekend we went to our final game of the summer. It was the Sugarland Skeeters, who play in an independent baseball league. Many of the players are former MLB players or guys who weren't drafted. 

The ballpark was super family friendly. If Sugarland was closer we would definitely attend more games. There was a playground, a splash pad, a merry-go-round, and bounce houses. The kids loved all that in addition to our seats on the outfield hill. 

The kids got lunch boxes which was a fun surprise. Samuel has used his every day since Saturday. 

The playground had lots of rope climbing things which they all liked. 

Getting seats on the hill was a good choice. First, it was a hill and they love to roll down hills. 
Samuel and Elena 

The hill allowed Jonah to practice his jumping skills. So strange he is, but the pictures are fun. 

The second great thing about sitting in the outfield was being by the bullpen. Samuel LOVES that.  He watched those pitchers and catchers forever. 

Even Emma spent a good bit of time watching. 

We had such a fun evening. It was crazy hot...like 98 degrees at game time, but we managed. Drew and I both commented on it feeling chilly at the end of the game. We are nuts because it was 85 degrees. 

I am going to miss going to baseball games with my kiddos. Thankfully we have football to hold us over to spring when the fun can begin again!

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