Being the second child means that many of CeCe's firsts are happening a lot sooner than Bella's. Today, CeCe attended her first Rays game with us and we all had a fabulous time. I wish every sporting event could be a family event, but unfortunately, that won't be the case for awhile. Today's baseball game was courtesy of Bella's friend, Logan and his parents, in celebration of his birthday. We received the royal treatment with parking passes and an afternoon in a suite at the 'Trop. It was awesome.
We arrived just in time for the first pitch and we stayed the entire duration of the game. This is something we have never done with Bella and I was initially anxious about arriving so "early." It turns out toddlers love suites in sports stadiums as much as adults do because the kids practically entertained themselves. They ate popcorn, peanuts and ran around the suite like maniacs for 9-innings of baseball. The kids could be as loud and as obnoxious as they wanted to be and with the exception of Bella spilling her popcorn on the poor woman sitting in front of the suite, the afternoon went beautifully. The kids chase each other around the hightop tables and climbed the mini-stairs. It was great to share a suite with five other toddlers, two other infants and their parents (of course)!
CeCe enjoyed the baseball game from the vantage point of my arms, Ian's arms and my friend Stephanie's arms. It was sure nice to have two extra sets of arms around. She even received her "My 1st Rays game" pin which I inscribed with the date to document this fun day. Despite the Rays losing (which was a positive thing for my Orioles) and the monsoon we were greeted with after the game, we had a relaxing and fun afternoon with our friends. The kids took naps on the way home and went to bed early... what more could a mother ask for?!?
By the way, there are pictures of this splendid day... I just need to "borrow" them from my friend Stephanie. I'm a ding-dong and forgot to bring our camera and failed to take any pictures with either of our phones. Ooops!
Ian, Kim, Bella & Cecilia