I love traditions. From March Madness to Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day to Christmas Eve, I like having familiar activities and outings to anticipate.
Lately, I have a hard time starting new ones – as evidenced by my failure with the red plate! Incidentally, when my younger daughter cooked supper on Tuesday night, she awarded me with the red plate for memorizing my Psalm 145 passage. Maybe I should put her in charge of setting out the red plate from now on!
Our July 4th tradition is attending a minor league baseball game here in town. Our girls have made it part of their tradition to wear red, white, and blue.
The stadium is nice and you can glimpse the Ashley River through the trees.
We sit in the same seats every year. I’m thankful for a few rows of “family section” where alcohol’s not allowed.
The girls get their faces painted…
and, when I’ve been sitting too long, I can go wait in the concession stand line.
And yes, we do watch the ballgame.
Even a non-baseball fan like me has heard of A-Rod, so having him in the game for three innings made it a bit more interesting this year.
We had a brief rain delay in the bottom of the seventh inning. After the game resumed, the home team tied it up 5 to 5. Extra innings….yes!! (Not really….)
The game ended in the tenth inning, and then came what we really showed up for – the fireworks!!
Hope you had a happy 4th of July!
It looks like you had a great time with your tradition! Your girls are so cute (are they too old for that word?) with their faces painted. How fun, though!
I have a hard time starting new traditions, too, but I'm trying.
They're never too old to be called cute!! 😉
Emily Fiore says
Awww..makes me miss being home in Charleston. Glad there wasn't too much rain that you couldn't go.
Yes – the weather really had us wondering whether or not everything would go as planned. Thankfully the rain storm in the 7th inning blew through quickly so they could finish the game. Most importantly, of course, they kept the fireworks dry. 🙂
aurie good says
What fun! We love baseball, but this year we have watched it on TV instead of at the ball field. We are hoping to take the girls on Monday to a day game 🙂
I really enjoy football, basketball, and NASCAR races, but I admit that baseball isn't at the top of my list of favorite sports. However, I do enjoy going to that one game each year!! Hope y'all get to take the girls!
What a fun tradition! I love how your girls dress in red, white and blue. And the face painting is adorable. My girls love face painting too.
We got a minor league team in Pensacola last year. We couldn't get tickets to any games last year but we were able to get a hold of some this year. We went Father's Day weekend and it was a lot of fun.