Friday, May 4, 2012

A First for Emilia {Embrace the Camera}

Jason has been talking about it for a while now. 

It is the only thing he really wanted Emilia to experience before our move to Saipan in July.

As any St. Louis sports fan may guess, he wanted to take her to her first Cardinals game at Busch Stadium.

We were blessed with a set of last-minute, free tickets to last Friday's game.  The seats were good- Really Good.  The nachos were tasty as always.  The Cards played a great game.

All of this pales in comparison to the joy of watching Emilia soak up the stadium, the fans, and everything else wonderful about baseball!  I loved watching Jason explain every move of the players to her in the first couple innings and then having her retell the information to us later in the game.  She clapped when everyone clapped, cheered loudly  ("Go Cards GO!" ..over and over and over...luckily those around us found it cute enough to not be annoying!) and loved every second.

Jason and I both grew up in the STL area and we love being part of Cardinals Nation.  It was important to J to share this tradition with our daughter and it was a wonderful experience for all of us.  Now, any time Emilia sees baseball on TV, she stops whatever she is doing and watches, exclaiming "Look Momma, BASEBALL!  Go Cards!"

Oh, did I mention- we got to see Fred Bird!  Emilia loved getting kisses and hugs from him and we even scored a cute family photo! (O:

Pink Cards attire for Emilia, of course. ;-)

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  1. Oh, my. What a total sweetie pie you have there :) And Emilia is such a pretty name.

    1. Thank you! It is a family name. Usually the different spelling throws people off. ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. These are great pictures! Are you from St. Louis?? Thats where I live!

  3. Yay Cards! I am from Kansas and grew up going to Cards games every summer. I am glad you got to share that experience with your daughter!

  4. so much fun!!! and yea for a move to Spain! That will be an adventure of a lifetime

  5. oh my goodness your daughter is ADORABLE! loved reading a bit about your sweet family and the exciting times coming up this year! God's blessings and provision for you guys each step of the way!

  6. oh wow what a cutie you have there! can't wait to take my little one to her first sporting event!