Last night proved to be a beautiful night to cross off another adventure on our Summer List. We're a baseball loving family, so I'm sure we would have found ourselves at the ball park at some point during the summer, but after Drew received a free ticket for completing the summer library program and Brad had won two game vouchers at a golf fundraiser earlier this summer, we definitely didn't want to let the season go by without catching at least one game. :)
The Peoria Chiefs are the single A farm team for the Chicago Cubs, and even though Brad's a lifelong Cubs fan, Drew sported his Twins shirt at the game. It couldn't be helped. :) It was a beautiful night, with a temperature of 81 degrees at the start of the game, and lowering to 75 degrees as the game progressed. Both boys did amazingly well. Thankfully there were about four open seats next to us so we could spread out a bit and the boys could roam. Brad spent a lot of time telling Drew about the game, what was happening, and to watch for the ball. Reed, for the most part, enjoyed people watching. :) We knew that there would be fireworks after the game, but we hadn't told Drew about it as we knew that if we told him, that's all he'd talk about, wanting to see them "right now." It must have been about halfway through the game when the stadium announcer mentioned it, and Drew was actually listening to him! From that point on, he was very excited about baseball! Or rather, very excited about seeing the fireworks when the game was over!
We had a really great time. Really great.
I love my family. :)
Oh, and the Chiefs won, 7-1.
Our night was complete with Homer the mascot...
...and a really great fireworks show.