Weekend Re-cap

August 24, 2015

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Well HELLOOO There!  (Said in the voice of Miss Doubtfire)

That was one of the best movies ever to come out of our generation’s time growing up!  Come on… you know you loved that movie!  I totally did and I jump at the chance to watch it every time it comes on TV!

How was your weekend?  I hope you had a great weekend and are enjoying a nice cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer) and your Monday isn’t as crazy busy as some of them can be!  There’s nothing worse than a hectic crazed Monday after a great weekend!

Our weekend was super fun!  We were able to catch up on some really great quality family time which was perfect since… well, remember when we thought Tuck was going to be home for a few days but I didn’t want to jinx it!  Well… JINXED!

At least it’s not for too long of a time this time and we really did have a fantastic weekend!

We took Linc to his very first Tides baseball game on Friday night!  I was so excited about this all week long that I could hardly contain myself!  See:  I LOVE baseball games!  I love going to the stadium, I love sitting in the seats, I love heckling (yes.. I really do!) and I love all the songs and the crack of the bat against the ball!  I especially love the FOOD!!!

I’ve always been a hot dog lover and even more stadium hot dogs are the BEST!  I love sitting in the stands and stuffing my face FULL OF CRAP FOOD time and time again!  I get up soo many times during the game to get food that I am sure people around me are so overly annoyed!  BUT THAT’S OK… IT’S BASEBALL!!!

I get sooo into it that as soon as I know I’m going to a game, I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning… I can not wait to go!

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When I told Tuck that I was taking Linc… oh my gosh.. the excitement of me alone was too much to take!

I prepare Linc for this a full week in advance:

  • I taught him all the phrases and had him running around the house yelling things like ” YOU’RE OUTTA THERE!”  “SAFE” with the appropriate hand gesutures, “STRIKE”
  • I taught him the entire song and he was able to sing the full version of “take me out to the ball game” which we sang (sort of) at dinner each night and also on the car ride there
  • I told him ALL of the amazing food we were going to eat and it became his mantra.. “we are going to get hot dogs, pretzels and dip n dots in a small baseball helmet
  • I told him about the mascots (only because I am terrified slightly of mascots and I didn’t want to pass that fear on to him so I made them sound super cool which was a good thing because holy moly they were out in droves that night)

Trust me… when Tuck came home on Friday, Linc and I were soo ready for this game it was overwhelming!

Tuck and I purchased the tickets and were kind of surprised at how expensive they were!  Tides games usually aren’t that expensive but for his first game we shrugged it off.  We made sure we got there super early because Linc gets nervous in big crowds (as do I) and we wanted to be there for EVERYTHING.  Also.. it was free hat day so we got there, went on in and got 3 brand new Tides hats!  SCORE!

* SO… we went on in and went directly to find our seats.  What was SHOCKING is that we didn’t realize we purchased seats DIRECTLY IN THE SECOND ROW ON THE THIRD BASE LINE!  Linc kind of scored for his first ever baseball game!  We were sooo incredibly close it was amazing.  I’ve never in my life sat that close!  All the people around us were regulars and they sit there all the time!  They gave us all the ins and outs of what we should look for.. like the foul balls that always come our way and how Rip Tide is like BFF’s with the man in the first row!

They all knew each other’s names and they greeted each other like old buds.  If you have ever seen the movie with Drew Barymore and Jimmy Fallon Fever Pitch.. it’s totally like that!

They all fell in love with Linc and by the end of the evening, they were all screaming for the teams to throw Linc a ball!  It was super cute!

Linc of course had a blast and I did too!  Tuck had a great time too and I think he had more fun that he ever thought.  Linc was such a great boy!  We made it through 6 innings total and we left on a high note.  I think we could have made all 9 because he was soo interested in what was going on!  Linc sat on our laps and we would go through what was happening and he was soo into it!  He was calling out pitches and loved to encourage each base runner!

I think we have a super baseball fan on our hands!

The rest of the weekend we spent at birthday parties and swimming in the pool!  We were all so exhausted from activities that we plunked down into bed each night exhausted and happy!~

This is how summering with your whole family home is supposed to be done!

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Awww… does everyone’s husband’s hate the camera as much as mine?!

So on a serious note.. I did NOT tell my child to make this face!  Seriously… I can’t make this stuff up!  He’s a goof (which is why we call him goof half the time!)

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If you follow on instagram, you’ll see our entire family in one pic (hooray b/c that never happens!!)

Can’t wait to hear all about your weekend!!! Leave in a comment below!


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