First of all, let’s talk about the clues I left for you in the “Day in the Life” post.
Picture 1? E-Fed was sitting by the coffee pot reading THE SPORTS SECTION.
Picture 2? E-Fed was sitting in a RED chair.
Picture 3? E-Fed was sorting SOCKS, with a RED SOCK featured prominently (and ever so artistically, I might add) on the top of the pile.
Picture 4? E-Fed was doing computer research about that legendary law enforcement agency, THE TEXAS RANGERS. (I was rather proud of that clue, I must say.)
So, what was E-Fed holding for us? Tickets to the number one item on my list of Things I Want to Do While We Live in Boston:
If you can click on that picture to make it bigger, check out the mustard on both sides of Baby Boy’s mouth. He relished every bite of that hot dog. Except that he didn’t have any relish on his.
We arrived at Fenway just in time to take advantage of Family Hour at the Food Court. All the menu items were offered at a greatly discounted rate, so K bought EACH of us a hot dog, pretzel, bag of cotton candy, and bottle of water. We bought peanuts and Cracker Jacks from the vendors that run up and down the bleacher aisles. I think we covered most, if not all of the required baseball food groups.
Friends, I love hot dogs anytime and anywhere, but nothing beats a hot dog eaten at a ball park. Nothing. That said, had I been served that hot dog anywhere but Fenway Park, I STILL would have said that was one of the greatest hot dogs of my life. I just had to take a picture so that I’d be sure to remember it always. Let’s have a moment of silence in memory of the hot dog, shall we?
Oh, look! It’s Wally the Green Monster, the Red Sox’s mascot!
The Littles had a great time!
In the above picture, Princess Diva is cheering for “YOOOOOOOUK!” (Kevin Youkilis) The hand motions are something she added herself.
During the 7th Inning Stretch we sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
Later we had the honor of participating in a cherished Red Sox tradition, we sang along to “Sweet Caroline.” I was verklempt.
Actually I’m not kidding about the verklempt part. Several times during our day I was actually a little teary when I thought about what a cool experience this was that we were getting to have together. Hey, you have your Hallmark moments, this was one of mine. Plus, the older I get, the more emotionally unstable I become. That’ll give you younger friends something to eagerly anticipate!
It was a great day. I wanted to document that I actually attended the day with the family, so we asked the college kid in front of us to take a family picture. I’m including both takes for my parents. In the first one Princess Diva is trying to shoot laser rays of hurt from her eyes into my skull because I broke her rubber band when I was trying to fix her ponytail thereby leaving us without any ability to maintain a ponytail.
I was of no use to her at all so I sent her to sit with her dad who is much nicer than me and she agreed to “play nicely” so we could take advantage of this wonderful family photo op. That blinding flash protruding from my shirt sleeve? That’s my lily white arm. Again, pale is the new tan, or so I keep telling myself.
It was a really great day.
Why, thank you, Fenway! We certainly hope we can visit you again soon.