Friday, July 11, 2008

First Baseball Game!

Last night Brian got tickets to the Norfolk Tides game at Harbor Park. We didn't think we were going to go at first, Brian's parents were going and mine had already watched Wyatt all day so we figured we'd just stay home. But then we thought, "why not take him?" Granted, it was essentially a Red Sox/Orioles game that we were taking him to for his first game ever, but we had the tickets and wanted to see how he would react since he loves watching it on TV.

He had a blast. He did the usual moving and stuff, but I've never seen him stay still for so long, just sitting or standing on Brian's lap and watching the game. He had trouble following the ball from pitcher to batter to outfield (or wherever it went) but he was very interested in watching the pitcher throw the ball. He would talk and say "whoa," "go" or "ball" and point to the field. When people clapped he clapped with them. It was so much fun to watch him enjoy the game!

There was only one thing about the trip that Wyatt didn't enjoy...Rip Tide, the Tides mascot. Brian walked up to Rip Tide and Wyatt flipped (and screamed). He recovered nicely though and will play with the little Rip Tide souvenir that we bought him (but only if he's back is facing him, Wyatt won't play with him if he can see his face!). We stayed for the Seventh Inning stretch and Wyatt enjoyed his first rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." After that we headed for the car, where Wyatt was asleep within 3 minutes and happily stayed asleep until 8am...although he did say "ball" in his sleep about an hour before he woke up!
Going into the stadium with Daddy

Wyatt watching the game with Daddy

Watching the pitcher

Watching the game with Mommy

Clapping...and sitting on his sister!

No comments:

Post a Comment