Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Braves' Birthday

Labor Day weekend we took off to Atlanta to celebrate being Braves' fans and to celebrate Carter's birthday. We were so excited when my cousin Katie and her family met us at the game Saturday night. My kids loved being with their cousin Avery and, I believe, she loved being with them as well.One of the biggest events (for us) was getting the kids' pictures with Homer the Brave. We have been scared of Homer in the past so this was a HUGE step for us and I love how these pictures turned out. Of course, we were there when the gates opened to watch batting practice from the outfield. We also played around at Tooner Field where our worlds of Star Wars and baseball collided for awhile. We took our seats two rows from the field. Roger McDowell, the Braves' pitching coach, walked by and Carter showed him the sign he made.
Roger read it and told Carter, "We will try our best, kid!" The people in front of us were amazing and told the bat boy it was Carter's birthday weekend. So, in the 5th inning, Carter got a foul ball for his birthday! He was so excited!

Carter did not a get a win but we got a lot more than that! What a great way to celebrate our 6 year old!

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