(I thought about blogging in the past week about, well, a bunch of stuff, but I noticed that I had four posts for July and that seemed nice somehow. Anyway, I think regular blogging will resume now.)
We took the older kids to a Twins game today.
Relia has been excited for this, literally counting the days. When she heard that it was in August, she quickly connected it to her birthday. She's been talking about fields and baseball for weeks now. That excitement continued as we went into the park. I think she was a little overwhelmed by the people and the noise. DF, on the other hand was hungry, tired and cranky. Some hot dogs fixed that problem.
By the end of the second inning, the kids were completely ready to go home. They didn't like sitting down. They couldn't really follow what was going on. And, worst of all, TC Bear was gone and there were no more mascots to watch. We alternated going for walks with them. And both of them can be brought around with some judicious tickling and attention. They perked up.
DF conked out about the sixth inning. I think the FP Gal did too. We decided to leave after the seventh. I carried DF for a bit and then the FP Gal took over. He woke up and seemed fairly cheerful. I think they both had lots of fun and will want to go again.
Well, we'll see.