|Welcome to Reckling Park|
|Our first family picture...game #1 vs. Texas|
Each kiddo...even Elena to some degree...learned the name of all the players and position played. Samuel made it his mission to get autographs from as many players as possible. I suddenly became the mom who carried a sharpie and baseball with her at all times. I mean really! I think he was pretty close to achieving that goal. He even got Andy Pettite's signature! Each kiddo even had a favorite player which makes sense to me for Samuel, but for Elena especially I think that is funny.
Even though we didn't bring any friends with us, family did get to share our love of Rice baseball with us.
After Saturday's game I asked the kids what they thought about going to all the games. Each one said it was a fun experience. That made me so happy because the original intent of getting season tickets was to have a family experience unlike anything else we have ever done. I would say mission accomplished again. Our five experience gifts were a total hit and I am so thankful for that!
In general they thought it took up lots of time, but was worth it. No one had any real complaints. No one liked to see them lose especially Samuel. For him, being our most competitive child, watching Rice lose and win was good for him. He has learned lots about the game this season....the good, the frustrating, the awesome, and the ugly. Everyone said they would do it again without hesitation. Honestly, I was slightly surprised by this. But, for me that means everyone enjoyed going and made good memories. Again, I could not be more thankful!
I personally would do it again. Packing dinner to eat in the car....worth it. Watching the kids learn about the game....worth it. Spending individual time with Samuel....worth it. Watching the boys experience working at the ball park....worth it. Having Samuel participate in a post game clinic with some of the coaches and players....worth it. Having uninterrupted time (except for cheering) with my family....worth it!
Rice won its 20th consecutive regular season championship Saturday afternoon.
|Last family picture....vs. FIU|
|Leaving for the last time|