A couple weekends ago we took the kids to their first Royals game of the season. Jensen has been asking to go back ever since her and I went to a game last year, just the two of us, shortly after Owen was born. Everytime we drive by the stadium on the highway she sees the KC on the giant megatron display and says “I want to go there again mom, to KC.” Ha! It cracks me up everytime.
The game was a Saturday at 6:10pm so we had a pretty relaxing day before hand that consisted of playing around the house and making sure everyone got a good nap! We decided to “tailgate” at the game with Jimmy John sandwiches for Drew and I and peanut butter and jelly for J and O. We packed other goodies as well to help us get through the game……animal crackers, fruit snacks, apples.
We purchased cheap tickets because we were fairly certain there wouldn’t be a whole lot of actual game watching going on. Once in the stadium we had to take 2 escalators up to our seats. That was Jensen’s favorite part of the night. In fact, we took the escalators 6 times that night with all of our walking around! We were able to sit in our seats for the first couple of innings with Jensen asking to walk around the ENTIRE time and us continuing to promise her that we would very soon.
Of course the first place Jensen wanted to go were the fountains. She LOVES the fountains. She will occassionally call them “Mountains” and to be honest, it is hard to correct her sometimes because I find it so cute and hilarious! Drew was not too thrilled that we did a lot of walking around, but I took Jensen over to the playground for a bit so that daddy and Owen could take in some of the game. After walking around and buying a pretzel and some drinks we were able to talk Jensen into going up and finding some seats to sit in for the rest of the game. Honestly, both kids did great at the game. Owen pretty much snuggled with me under a blanket the entire time and Jensen played around and snacked in the seats that surrounded us – good thing the game wasn’t completely packed!
The Royals ended up losing by 1 run that night but the weather was beautiful! We are already planning our next trip out to the K!!