Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kaitlyn’s First Baseball Game

Well, the Pirates got swept in the first round of playoffs for the Calder Cup and the Bruins and Sabres are out of the playoffs for the Stanley Cup, so our hockey season has come to an end.  Here’s our last hockey pictures of the season… Imported Photos 00856Me, Kaitlyn, and Salty Pete before the game.  It was almost 75 degrees that day!

Imported Photos 00859Me,  Kaitlyn, and Travis Turnbull.  He’s the player that I mentioned in previous blogs that always waves to Kaitlyn.   We missed most of the pre-game practice this day and our friends told us he had been looking for her. 

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Now we have 147 days and 5 hours until the Pirates home opener!  So, in an effort to avoid hockey withdrawal we took Kaitlyn to a Portland Sea Dogs (baseball) game.  (Note to my family: Don’t worry, Kaitlyn really is my child and is related to us.  She liked it).

We had tickets for last Tuesday.  It had been raining off and on so we called ahead and were told the game was still on.  So, we went  despite the drizzling rain…

Imported Photos 00955 Kevin and Kaitlyn in front of Slugger, the Sea Dogs’ mascot

We got to our seats and huddled under the umbrella.  One of the groundskeepers saw us and asked if Kaitlyn could have a ball.  Of course, we said yes.  So she came home with her first baseball (I still think her first baseball should have been an autographed one by her cousin… Philip, that’s a hint by the way).  Of course after sitting in the drizzle, they postponed the game.  So we exchanged our tickets for the next day and headed home, only to have the rain completely stop and the sun come out 20 minutes after the game was supposed to start.  Figures!

We headed back on Wednesday which actually worked out well, because it was sunny and warm… Imported Photos 00956 Kaitlyn, wearing her Red Sox hat (the Sea Dogs are affiliated with them and it was the closest thing we had to Sea Dogs apparel)

Imported Photos 00957 Kaitlyn was too busy watching the game to care about a picture…

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After the game, Kaitlyn was waving and saying “buh-bye” to the field.  Her 18 month check-up is on the 26th, so we’ll have height and weight updates then…

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