Sunday, April 26, 2009
First Ball Game of 2009
The Peoria Chiefs are our local minor league baseball team. We usually go to at least one game a season, but I anticipate going more often this year. April 26, a Sunday afternoon, they advertised a Disney Day, with kids getting a free hot dog, and soft drink (of which Craig consumed all of it!). Caleb loves all things Disney, particularly Mickey Mouse, and M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E would be there in person for photo opts! It was the perfect motivator.
Seeing Mickey was the highlight for Caleb. But it was a love/hate relationship. He wanted to be able to have a visual of Mickey Mouse at all times, but didn't want to get too close. We were in constant motion, trying to "find" Mikey, but then when we'd find him, Caleb would hold tightly to our neck. But a day to remember--for sure!
I love going to these minor league games for so many reasons: The casual atmosphere, the friendliness of the staff, the cool promos and free stuff, the kid friendly berm and playground, and the beautiful field (complete with palm trees, we are in Illinois right?).
Now, I have to mention the variety of blue that Caleb is wearing. As you know, Craig is a Dodger fan, and not so much a Cubs Fan. However, since Caleb loves his new Dodger hat(s), Dad thought the Cubs jersey (a perfectly fitting hand-me-down from cousin Micah) would be appropriate since the Peoria Chiefs are the minor league team for the Chicago Cubs. Either way, I think he looked adorable!
And Caleb started putting the cap on himself this week. But usually that means its on backwards, although we saw him take it off, scratch his head, and put it back on, like an old man would do it, it was hilarious!