The local college league team is a textbook case on how to do lower-level baseball right. The Madison Mallards draw about 7,000 fans a game. One key is the unlimited food and beer section, another is good family deals and the big one is in-game entertainment.
They have races for the kids.
Mascots roaming the stadium.
A spacious outfield picnic area.
A picnic area that on one night allowed dogs. Not any dog. Wiener dogs. For wiener dog races on Oscar Mayer Appreciation Night.
Ruby was the nicest dog and the best-looking one. She just wasn’t the fastest one.
She lost to a 19 lbs. standard dachshund. She’s a 14 lbs. mini dachshund.
How is that fair? We enjoyed ourselves, but are hoping for divisions next year.
Please mark July 3rd, 2012 in your calendar as a special day. It was the day Reece finally pooped in the potty.
He was promised a trip to the farm store to pick out a toy tractor if he did this. That’s what we did.
The promise was made in October when the farm store was gearing up for Christmas with the best toy tractor selection you’ve ever seen. Reece went for Christmas in July and ended up with what they had left.
We went home to watch the fireworks which we told him were in honor of his achievement.
We are becoming a golfing family. It is an interesting process. We haven’t started the boys in lessons yet, but we did get them clubs. Quinn got a set of lefty (like me) junior clubs off Craigslist. We got a tip that St. Vincent de Paul has lots of clubs and they sure did. We got Reece five clubs and a bag for $2.25!
We haven’t hit an actual course yet. We go to Vitense Golfland which is near our house and pretty awesome.
We played mini golf once and hit the driving range twice. It is an interesting scene.
Quinn has the longest attention span.
He hits, but is more concerned if he has more golf balls than Reece.
Speaking of Reece he has a much shorter attention span. He enjoys the large net.
Lena just learned to walk, so we’re holding off on golf for now.
After the boys got out of the bath tonight Quinn asked me for the thermometer. I asked him why and he replied, “I want to know if I am too hot because I am darker than Reece.”
I told Quinn he wasn’t sick, but he had darker skin and gets tanned like his momma. Reece has lighter skin like his dad and gets burned. I told him he was lucky and that pale is beautiful (in certain Northern European countries.)