Tuesday, April 24, 2012

First Baseball Game, a Lost Puppy and More

Jared won some pretty sweet Redhawks tickets in a contest and we got to go on Sunday. They were club level seats right behind home plate so we had a pretty awesome view.

We were excited to take Paxton to his first baseball game. As much as he loves throwing things, we're kind of expecting him to be an amazing pitcher in a few years...

He practiced his throwing during the game by throwing his Goldfish crackers at the unfortunate people below us.

It wasn't easy to keep him entertained without giving him things he could throw over the edge, so we decided to go to the grassy area where most little kids hang out.

That was much better because he could throw his toys and chase them and look around at the other kids (his two favorite activities).

The prize package also came with food vouchers so we may or may not have eaten an insane amount of ballpark food.

It was a fun family day, and it was all free! The weather was perfect and Paxton got to wear sunscreen (which I get a big kick out of because A) it means that he's big enough to be playing outside in the sun and B) I like knowing that his skin is my responsibility to protect).

Before we went to the game, we noticed that Scarlett had gotten out of the backyard. Boston was still back there, but Scarlett was gone. Jared drove everywhere looking for her but couldn't find her. When we got back from the game, we walked all over the neighborhood looking for her. We were so upset because we've had her for five years and she was like our kid before Pax. We took her on all our lake trips and went to the dog park a ton. I realized that she didn't have her tag with her name and our phone number. She did have her rabies tag with our vet's number but I wasn't sure how clearly you could read it, she had been wearing it for over a year...plus our vet is closed on Sunday's. I just knew whoever found her was going to keep her. We were so excited on Monday when we got a call from our vet that she was at the pound.

She looked at me with her love look the whole way home.

And a certain little boy was glad to have his puppy back.

He squealed "doggie!" as soon as he saw her at the pound and they have been inseparable ever since. She even slept in his room while he took a nap.

Today, we went to lapsit at the library. Paxton still isn't a huge fan, but I think it's important for him to be around other kids.

Afterwards, we went on a Mommy/son date to Dunkin Donuts.

Then we went to the mall to get my semiannual ring inspection and cleaning. Since Paxton was so good, we went to the playground at the mall to play.

He thought he was soooo big in the boat:

And of course he found a flat surface to drum on:

I thought he would be trying to climb all over everything, but he mostly just sat and looked around. Maybe if there had been other kids there that he could have watched and learned how to play it would have been more fun. But either way, I enjoy having one-on-one time with him and providing him with new experiences. He's a pretty cool kid.

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