Nadia got to attend her first baseball game the other night. My brother-in-law, Mike, is the manager for the Columbus Clippers who were in town for a 4-game stand against the Durham Bulls. Both of these teams are at the top of their respective divisions, so this series was an important one for both teams. They ended up splitting the series 2 games apiece. (boo).
Anyway, it was about 100 degrees but thanks to the prime seats my BIL gets us, we were in the shade and cooled off slightly by the overhead fans!!!
Nadia was a trooper as she started out on Nonna's lap but ended up on many, many others throughout the game.
Keeping the little one well hydrated! (Wish I could take credit for how well her outfit coordinates with her sippy cup! However, it was just by chance.)
Getting ready to cheer for the Clippers in the midst of the home crowd rooting for the Bulls.
The "Michaels" enjoying more cousin time.
Marin and Josi were WAY more interested in what Nadia was doing than in how the game was going.
My sister Stephanie is on the left and my sister Nicole, on the right, is Mike's wife. Lucky her--she gets to go to tons of baseball games in 100 degree weather. :)
See what I mean? (Girls, the baseball game is in the other direction).
Let's play, "Pass the Nadia."
I got my hands on her all of 5 minutes the entire game. (Yes, that is a vein you see bulging out my temple. I usually dress up as the Bride of Frankenstein for Halloween--very convincing costume! ha ha)
Even my nephew Adam held Nadia, which is the first time we could convince him to do so. He loves his new cousin, he just doesn't do the "drooling" thing. :)
So Nadia decided that the funnel cake my Dad was eating should definitely be shared! She reached out with all 5 of those chubby fingers...
knocked my Dad's glasses off...and got herself a mouthful! I'm thinking this girl is going to fit right in with the rest of us funnel-cake loving Fergusons!
It was now almost 10:00 and this is my little girl who was used to being tucked in every night at 8:30pm at the orphanage. Ya think she's enjoying her new schedule???
Nadia is giving one final round of applause for Uncle Mike's team winning the game!!!
Thanks again Mike for the tickets. We had a great time...but next time you play the Bulls, can it be in March?