We were so excited to check this off our Summer Bucket List we hit it up the very first chance we got. A few years ago Birmingham built a new field/park for our local minor league team. (Fun fact: Michael Jordan once played for the Birmingham Barons during his baseball career.) It is so nice and just a fun family outing. They have very affordable "general admission" tickets and you can take a blanket and sit on the hillside just past the outfield. The kids love running around and waiting on the homerun balls to come over the fence. We found out Peppa Pig and George were going to be there for pictures. AveryAnn loves Peppa Pig so Jessica and I headed over with the kids to see them. (Patrick and Jeremy stayed back to save our rocking chairs.) We got over there and the line was already pretty long and they informed us that Peppa and George would be taking a 30 minute break, every 30 minutes. SO we waited the first round and it was clear we weren't going to get to the front before the next break so we decided to see them from afar and skip having our picture made.
This was as close as we got to them. I felt bad because AveryAnn was really excited. (Barrett had already asked to go back and sit with the dads, he was so afraid he was going to miss the game.)
She wouldn't leave my side for most of the game. I promise she was having fun even though she doesn't look like it.
The first pitch nearly came over the fence right in front of us. Barrett was so excited to take his glove. He really thought he might have to play. He was down and ready. It was so cute.
Looking all cool in his sunglasses. Also looking entirely too grown up.
When her dad got up she thought his rocking chair was for her.
Just taking it all in. This picture just screams summer time to me. I can't believe I didn't take any pictures of our food. We had some of the best food I've eaten at a ballpark. Patrick had brisket nachos out of a helmet.
Love these sweet babies. I hate going to a sporting event and not wearing team colors. Even if I'm not attached to the team, I feel like I need to wear the team colors. That's why we're all wearing red, white and black.
Wearing the helmet Patrick's nachos came in. (He washed it out first)
We never get pictures of just us so we made that happen! We had the best night! Looking forward to more family fun nights this summer!