April 27, 2014

Mommy & Me Monday: Take Me Out To The Ball Game

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.

Remember to get in front of the camera and get a pictures with your kids!
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43 comments:

  1. What a fun day at the ballpark! Red Sox tickets are outrageously expensive and it's such a hassle to get into Boston to see them (not to mention that parking in the city is difficult), so we usually see the minor league team in Pawtucket, RI.

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  2. I can totally relate to your experience! There are times you have to just get up and experience the park! :) And baseball can be so long! looks like you guys had a great time! visiting from Mommy and Me :)

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  3. That looks like a fun day. Hot dogs are a requirement at the ballpark - good job :)

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  4. Chase slacked on getting tickets... he was waiting to see the weather... and then when he finally decided to buy them, it was sold out...... boooooooo. But I'm glad ya'll got out there and had a good time!

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  5. What a super fun day! I love all of the wonderful pictures and memories!

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  6. my husband and i are going to our first basebal game next week. hopefulle we can take the whole family one day

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  7. Hubby and I just went to a Tigers game. I can't wait to go to a game with the boys! They will go crazy!

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  8. It has been awhile since I went to the Braves game. Last time I went I was in the nosebleed seats too but at least you get to see all of downtown Atlanta. Looks like you guys had a great time!

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  9. What a fun time for the whole family! My son LOVES all things to do with balls; can't wait to take him to a game this summer!

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  10. Looks like so much fun! Glad it went relatively well. I'd be afraid to take my kids to a game, lol. Hey, quick question. Is ketchup not gluten free? Because we recently found out our daughter has a gluten intolerance and she still eats ketchup.

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  11. It's been way too long since I've been to a Braves game! When I was a kid, we would go to at least 2 each season. I cannot wait to take my two boys.

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  12. So much fun! My boys have loved going to ball games, but mostly for the food and the playground inside the park!

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  13. I'm not a baseball fan but I love getting caught up in the excitement of the park, the crowd and the game. My daughter and I went to our first game a few years ago and she had a blast! Well, we both did.

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  14. I bet they had a blast! Just from the pictures it looks like they are fans for life! Go Braves!!

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  15. Looks like it was a really fun ball game. My husband can't wait to take our daughter to a Yankees game here in NY.

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  16. When you said the dog ratio was high, I wondered if it was that bark thing. We still haven't brought our kids to a game because I can't sit through 9 innings or heck even 3! Good to know they have GF food available, but's also nice that Turner Field let's you bring in your own food:)

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  17. What a fun family day! We love going to ballgames as a family. The first few times though we didn't make it past the 7th inning, but after a few games the kidlets got the hang of it and now we stay thru the whole game!

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    1. The start time for the games are alway overlap with nap schedules. Sleep deprived kids in public=chaos

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  18. Even though I'm a Cards fan, I love seeing all of these pics! What a great time and field!

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  19. Family baseball games are the best. I have been to a couple with the kiddos before. Very fun!

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  20. How cute, looks like everyone had a fabulous time ;) This is such a great idea, I haven't been to a game in ages!

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  21. My son has Celiac disease. I love that you mentioned they have a gluten-free concession stand.

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  22. It's been a long time since I went to a game. It sounds like a great day. Bark in the park would be lots of fun!

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  23. Awe, how fun to get all those doggy goodies at the park! We haven't been to a ball game in a few years, but we are thinking of taking our girls to a Cubs game this year when we are in Chicago!

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  24. You got such amazingly cute pictures! It looks like you had such a great time.

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  25. My hubby loves going to ball games. We've yet to take our kids to one, though.

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  26. The kids are too cute! Looks like you all had a ball!

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  27. Looks like y'all had an amazing time! We never really had any big stadiums around where I live until a few years ago. We are hoping to make it to a game sometime.

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  28. It looks like you guys had a blast. We need to get back to the ball field!

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  29. what a BLAST!! i'm super jealous. we're Red Sox fans but it's so so so expensive to get tickets we've never brought our kids :(

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  30. Looks like you guys all had so much fun! We love going to the baseball games here!

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  31. WHat fun! I love the Atlanta Braves team. I always had such a great time going to their games. Great photos!

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  32. Bark in the Park is such an awesome event! We went to one before and had the best time down here in Florida.

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  33. Looks fun. I've never been a real baseball game. My hubby & Daughter are going to a Red Sox game tomorrow night. It's going to be cold & rainy though.
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  34. I've never heard of a pet day like that. What a fun thing to do. It sounds like you guys had a fabulous day, and bummer the gluten-free stand was on the other side. You were smart to pack goodies though.

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  35. How fun that you got to go! The Tigers have a great stadium here and we haven't been for a couple of years. We're talking about heading up again at some point this season. :)

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  36. What a fun family day! We haven't made it to the ball park yet but love catching our local Detroit Pistons as much as possible.

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  37. How fun must Bark in the Park be... that's awesome they do that event. I love when companies get the pets involved. :)

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  38. what fun! I paid for my dh and 3 friends and family to go to see the Braves play the Phillies one year. It was a blast.

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  39. This looks like so much fun! The kiddos sure do look happy!

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  40. I have to admit that baseball isn't my forte-- but this looks fun. With 3 boys, I better get used to it :)

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