Always the one to find fun things to do around Atlanta, my sister suggested that our family join her at a Braves game to celebrate her birthday. It was a hot day at Turner Field- but at least the rain held out until we were practically home.
The kids were better behaved than I could have asked for, considering we were sitting in the nose bleed section with a unusually high dog to person ratio. M was a little bit overwhelmed at first. Being hurried through large groups of people in an unfamiliar setting is not normally her cup of tea. Once we were in our seats, M took solace in snacking on the gluten-free snacks we packed and talking with her "Nonni" and "Grandan" (my parents).
Peanut with my dad in Braves Country
Lunch was a different story. The hubby packed a lunchbox full of "approved" snacks for M and Peanut - she was good with those until we brought back hot dogs for lunch. She did not want to share the foot long hot dog nor did she want to share a plate. After much deliberation, M approved the concept of using my dad's plate... as long as he wiped off any trace of rogue condiments. No worries- she ate her hot dog without a bun or ketchup. The Braves Stadium actually offers a "Gluten Free Concessions Stand". Unfortunately, we were clear on the other side of the park- so we made due with the snacks from home and some slight modifications.
Peanut kept informing me that the Braves were "#1"
After the food fiasco, M entertained herself by looking though all 1,000 plus pictures on my phone. The kids and I took a few snapshots before heading out to explore the top level of the stadium.
M said we needed a "kissy picture"
After our "selfie" session, we walked around the stadium to check out activities for the kids.
M enjoying some ice cream
Our silly faces in the photo booth
It just happened that April 27th was also "Bark in the Park"- a day that Braves fans can bring their four-legged fans along with them. My "fur-niece", Tallulah, even had her own ticket! The dogs' tickets reserved them a seat, a Braves leash and a bag full of promotional items from various vendors.
Photo Courtesy of Tallulah's mom
Tallulah, Braves Fan
The lifeguard at the puppy pools
Before we said our goodbyes and headed back to the car, the hubby found a shady spot for the kids to rest- of course I took the opportunity for one last photo op.
After taking in as much as M and Peanut could handle, we left at the beginning of the 9th inning. It should be noted that neither team had a run until the 10th inning- it was the Braves! By the time the game was over, we were already in our car and headed home with two totally wiped out kiddos.
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