Braves on Memorial Day: Top Ten {Tuesday}

I thought we’d spend Memorial Day cleaning our house, working outside or maybe even watching movies. But when my husband announced he wanted to go to the Braves game, there was no other option. Even though it was supposed to rain and we didn’t have tickets, they would not be deterred. Nothing could drown out Lydia singing “Take me out to the ballgame…!”

So, now, in no particular order, are the Top Ten Pictures from the Braves Game on Memorial Day

1. We were in line for 20 minutes just to get into the parking lot. Of course, Asa fell asleep about 10 minutes before we parked. And even amidst the cheering and tomahawk chops, he slept for a good 45 minutes. Cute as pie.


2. We had been hoping to buy some boiled peanuts off a vendor in the parking lot. But with a 4 year old that had to go to the bathroom and a sleeping 1 year old, we had to settle for the park peanuts. Asa tried to open them himself. He’d hold it in his little hand and squeeze and squeeze. He was never successful but he didn’t mind.


3. Lydia brought her binoculars and asked questions (after question after question!) about everything she saw.


4. Asa and Lydia shared a seat most of the game. Asa loved being a big boy and Lydia loved being the big sister.


5. We ate peanuts AND popcorn (they didn’t have cracker jacks!) and even though 50% of it was burnt we ate it up!


6. After the game, Lydia was still eating peanuts. Look how serious she about cracking open that peanut!


7. We had to descend about 3 staircases to get this close to the field and a kindly old gentleman offered to take our picture for us! {The Beach Boys were performing after the game, so no good field pictures!}


8. Braves Win! Braves Win! We beat the Phillies 9-3! Go Bravos!


9. For our obligatory Memorial Day patriotic picture, Lydia posed with Lady Liberty. (Asa was petrified of her!) After taking the picture it made me wonder if it was a little anti-patriotic with the Braves garb on…


10. It was a long day that we made even longer by stopping at Fellini’s, Cold Stone and HomeGoods(what? they were right next door to each other!). Here’s Asa with a tired, sun-baked, sugar coma stare.


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  1. How fun! It’s been soooo long since I’ve been to a Braves game!!!! Makes me want to take a trip!!!

    Oh, btw, glad to know your still rockin’ the Blissdom bag! : )
    .-= Christine (iDreamofClean)´s last blog ..Under a Pile of Laundry (Guest Post) =-.

  2. What FABULOUS pictures! How fun! All I’ve got to say is that (1) your daughter’s fingernails are lovely, darling, (2) you are super gutsy for bringing two little kids to a baseball game (I was always so chicken about doing that kind of stuff with our young ‘uns!), and (3) your son’s “zoned out” stare in that last picture is just too funny. I’ve seen that look many times, and I love it! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!
    .-= Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig´s last blog ..Top Ten {Tuesday}: States We’ll Visit on the #NerdsGoWest Summer Road Trip Series =-.

  3. Ohh, Bravos! Boiled Peanuts! I miss it all. But I never did it with kids – totally different experience 🙂
    .-= Jen @ BigBinder´s last blog ..Manifestations of Success =-.

  4. WOW! So all American & Atlantan of you guys:) Super cute pics too!! However, as the avid Braves fan that you are, I can’t believe that one of the Top Ten listed isn’t that this win put the Bravos in 1st place for the division:) It’s time to bring out the non-stop Tomahawk Chop!!
    .-= mandi@itscome2this´s last blog ..Saturday stumbles =-.

  5. Great pictures!! We took the kids to a Rockies Game once and even though we are not a baseball family, they LOVED it. It was mostly about the snacks and the other people in the crowd, but it was a really great memory to create. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Mommy the Maid´s last blog ..Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Recipes =-.

  6. What a FULL DAY! I especially love the picture of your two kiddos sharing a seat. So sweet!
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Childrens’ Books I Don’t Mind Reading Over and Over and Over… =-.

  7. How fun! We did the military ceremony where my hubby’s grandpa is buried, then a cookout with family, then “made the rounds” to two other cemeteries. Visited with my grandparents and then my cousins. Full, fun day!

  8. My favorites are Lydia’s fingernails and Asa’s sugar coma stare:)

    I’m confessing that I linked up the same post as last week. I will not make a habit of this and you many delete it if you see fit.

    This weekend was busier in a good way than expected, but I wanted to utilize the opportunity to get the word out before we get started.

    I want to say thank you too b/c your links have brought 30 or more people to my site- I’m just learning how to track that, so now I’m wondering who else I should have thanked and haven’t.
    .-= Janna @ The Adventure of Motherhood´s last blog ..Meeting Heroes at the HyVee Cafe: Happy Memorial Day =-.

  9. Well, as a Phillies fan who lives in the suburbs of Philly….I’m sad they lost. I think they were probably partying too much Saturday night from the NO HITTER they had.
    Glad you had a fun family day….Asa is just too cute!

  10. Your kiddos are so sweet! 🙂 Looks like they had fun at the old ball game!
    .-= Catie´s last blog ..Saturday Skinny =-.

  11. Great photos!! So cute! I should add to my top ten list that now I want to take my kids to a baseball game this summer 🙂
    .-= MainlineMom´s last blog ..Top Ten Personal Summer Missions =-.

  12. cute pics! Looks like you had a fun night!
    .-= vanessa´s last blog ..faux ipad father’s day picture frame =-.

  13. So fun! We went to a minor league game, and I think baseball is one of my favorite family outings!
    .-= Mandi @ Organizing Your Way´s last blog ..Decorating with Books =-.

  14. Looks like so much fun!! We actually watched this game on TV and my girls were convenienced we should drive to Atlanta for the after game concert.
    .-= Denise@TogetherWeSave´s last blog ..Magazine Coupons =-.

  15. Looks like you guys had tons of fun and got some great pictures! 🙂 How old is Asa? He looks to be about my son’s age and enjoying the game from his seat. I think my toddler would just run up and down steps the whole time! :0
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..June Is Going To Be Awesome (Giveaway) =-.

  16. Great pics! Too baby you’re rooting for the wrong team!!!
    .-= Penelope´s last blog ..JUNE GIVEAWAY =-.

  17. Stephanie says:

    I, too, love the fingernails (with the silly bandz – ha ha!). So adorable! Let’s get the kids together this month before the summer is all gone.

  18. I live in Georgia, and I’d love to see a baseball game sometime. I think I want to wait until Gunlover is home though. 🙂
    .-= SpitFire´s last blog ..Top Ten {Tuesday}: Ten Things I’m Grateful To the Military For =-.

  19. sounds so fun

  20. oh you’re lil girl looks like you!
    .-= Tracy @HallofFameMoms´s last blog ..A Day to Remember. =-.

  21. What fun! We took the kids to a Texas Rangers game a few years ago and had a blast. We’ve been wanting to do it again, but haven’t managed to yet.
    .-= Terri´s last blog ..The War on Frumpiness: Weight Issues and Self Confidence =-.

  22. I’m finally getting around to commenting, since I was moving on Tuesday. 🙂 I love all of your pictures…it looks like you guys had a fabulous time. 🙂 I especially love the one of Lydia posing with Lady Liberty.
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..Decluttering on Steriods =-.

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