Yesterday was Lukas’ 9-month birthday. You don’t really celebrate those (do you?) but we sort of did by taking Lukas to his first baseball game. A moment I have wanted to do since I thought about having kids three months ago (hehe!).
A little insight into the World According to Kevin…I love baseball…LOVE baseball. For years I have dreamed of one day having a son and teaching him about baseball. I’ve collected newspapers, magazines, videotaped games of special moments in baseball all to hopefully one day show my son. Lis has been awesome by acknowledging my love for the game and letting me – I should say us – put up baseball and sports stuff around his room (the mobile, wall decals, lamp, blanket, etc.) She’s also let me – again us – buy plenty of baseball outfits for him to wear, she’s pretty special – I think.
To get to the point, this has long been a day I’ve looked forward to. And now, back to the story…
We actually had tickets for Saturday’s game but decided to give those up because it was a 7:00 start and Lukas would be asleep or grumpy by the third inning. We gave those tickets to Erik, Elen, Randy and Josh who had a smashing time.
The day after we gave the Saturday tickets up, my Dad called to ask if my brothers and I wanted to join him for a game on Sunday. I told him about me giving up the tickets and suggested Lis, me, Lukas, him and Mom go. He agreed and so we went to the game on Sunday.
It was a beautiful day for a game. A 1:05pm start, sunshine, baseball, there’s nothing better…except for taking your son and wife to a ballgame!
Lukas had a great time despite not understanding the concepts of pitching from the stretch, bunting a man over, and why the National League is a better brand of baseball. He got excited when the crowd got excited, he got to watch tons of people walk by him, and he got to dress up in his Mariner outfit that Cory and Hillary got him. My Dad even bought him a baby Mariners hat. It was a beautiful day in many ways.
And for me, it was everything I imagined – except for the fact that Lis went to change Lukas in the top of the 7th meaning she wasn’t back in time for Lukas to here his favorite song and no Dad it’s not “God Bless America”. And if you’re curious as to what song it is read the name of this entry. We took lots of photos (of course!), the Mariners beat the Orioles 8-2, Lukas clapped a lot and ate some of Mommy’s ice cream, and we all had a lot of fun. Thanks Dad for the tickets! I’m already looking forward to Game #2!