Saturday, August 30, 2008

we have to find some cracker jacks

Manchester has a minor league baseball team called the Fisher Cats. Have you ever seen a fisher cat?

At first glance they'd appear to be cute & cuddily

Get a little closer and THIS might be the last thing you ever see.

They're fierce animals that like to dine on the domestic house cat.

These two cats, to be exact.

Anyways, We went to a Fisher Cat game Thursday night with some people from my work.

Nathaniel's done a fabulous job of learning 'Take Me out to the ballgame'. When I told him we were going to a baseball game, his literal mind really kicked into high gear. He said "mom, we have to find some Cracker Jacks" (buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks). He's also a little confused at the meaning of some of the words ~ during the game he kept asking where Root was. (root root root for the hooome team...) He originally thought we were going to go play baseball, so he quickly got his glove & a ball. I then spent the next 15 minutes trying to explain what I meant by telling him "we're going to Sit in the Stands".

According to the tickets, the game starts at 7:05. Unfortunately, we weren't able to leave our house until 6:45. Parking is tricky and traffic was rough. We parked at the top of this map and our seats were at the end of the red line, on the bottom.

Miraculously, We got our seats just as they started the National Anthem. They must've been running late.

I don't care how much food prep you do before you go to an event. We all ate dinner first. But somehow, when you're at a public venue like a game, everyone around you is eating, you can't help but want to load up on as much bad for your health food as you can. Unfortunately, we didn't think far enough ahead to bring cash.

Dan sets off to find an ATM. I'll remind you that our seats were in section 115. The ATM was over by Section 101. The game was sold out and everyone else decided to eat too.

It took Dan 2 innings to make it back to our seats. At that point, Nathaniel got out of his seat, took my hand and same "Mom, I'm all done with this game, I want to go home". It was now the beginning of the 4th inning.

Let me clarify that we had NO expectation of making it through the entire game. We went just for the sake of going and to break up the week a little.

So there we went, we packed up & made the treck back to our car.

During the time we were there, we had a great time. Nathaniel saw so many new things and asked so many questions. Audrey enjoyed her time in the sling. Our bellies got some great game food and our legs were exercised. It was a Fun family night.

Nathaniel's favorite part was that the field is in line for the airport. Every 5 minutes, there was some type of aircraft flying directly over our heads.

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