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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