Jeremy is the fun parent… well, he is at least more willing to bend the daily schedule a bit and not be freaked out about it. He could get free tickets to the Indians game, and he wanted to take Madison. I usually look at parents with little kids at the games and think, “What are you doing? They don’t need to be up so late!” (Yeah, did I mention Jeremy is the fun parent.) But we decided to leave Ellie and go out on a Madison date. We got her all pumped up for it – she didn’t even want to get out of the car at Grandma and Grandpa’s when we dropped Ellie off! We checked the forecast – rain possibly clearing by game time. And we took off. We stopped at Steak n Shake on the way there; Madison had her first taste of chocolate milk! And she got to play with a fun little car they give kids. As we talked about the game, Madison asked if there would be cows on the field… guess we are all country now :)
We stopped once for a false bathroom break. We made it to Progressive Field, just after the start of game time, just after the rain stopped. It was a nice night. We walked from our parking spot, Madison riding high on Daddy’s shoulders.
We found our seats waaaaaay up there. (Even the usher said we didn’t have to go all the way up to row T.) There was a LOT of empty seats; someone said there were only about 3000 people there… and it really didn’t look like many more than that.
We clapped and cheered with the music and fans. Madison diligently looked through her program – spotting Slider and an ad to with a bulldog for Puppypalooza night.
Then, we headed down and to the other side of the stadium to enjoy the playland. It was an area that used to be club seats filled with all kinds of Step 2 toys – riding toys, houses, kitchens, restaurants, climbing walls, etc. Madison loved it! (Apparently, there is a line out the door most game nights because of the popularity… we can thank low attendance for the time to enjoy the place.)
Before leaving the play area, we stopped to get some tattoos. Madison picked them out for us. Jeremy was pumped when she picked Slider and not Chief Wahoo out for him.
We sat for two innings REALLY close to the field because no one cared at that point in the game if you moved your seat or not. This is when Madison really got into cheering by watching some other fans. It was super cute… and everything was cuter because she actually kept the pigtails in her hair all night!
We put her pajamas on before heading home at 10pm. We figured she would fall asleep. I think the bright lights and oncoming cars made it difficult. She pretty much was awake the whole time. It is a shame little kids don’t sleep in after a late night like adults do. We were up by 6:52am this morning raring to go…. well, at least one of us was. Have a great week everyone.