Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Don't Be Hatin' Now...

If you know me well, you know that I come from a long line of die-hard Chicago White Sox fans! We bleed black and white in our family!  We watch the games at home, attend them when we can and root, root, root for the Good Guys!

However, when the opportunity arose to support Lily's Brownie troop and buy discounted tickets to see the Cubs, Jack thought it would be a good idea to show our children a historic ball park.  Who knows how long it will be standing or what it will be called in the future...history is history.

The kids were a little worried about the event.  "Who should we root for?", "Do we have to cheer?", "What should we wear? We don't own any Cubs shirts."  Questions like these were asked during the days prior to the event.

But, we spoke to the kids and told them that although they aren't "our" team, we don't want to be disrespectful.  They can cheer for whomever they choose or not cheer at all.

When we got there, we had to wait in a really long line for the Girl Scout parade on the field.  Apparently there were more people in attendance than expected (for the parade) and the Girl Scout families weren't moving along as quickly as the security staff would have liked.  For awhile we thought that we might not even get on the field.  People with walkie talkies were running past us in every direction, shouting, "We've only got 7 minutes to get all of these people on and off the field and the line is not moving. Major League Baseball will not wait for Girl Scouts."  But, in the end...we made it onto the field.

These pics were from before the game the started. We went up to the rooftop for some hot dogs.

Matt was not really very impressed by the field. 

Lily was disappointed that she didn't see any of her troop-mates and got very cranky on the field.  She did eventually find a friend, when we got to our seats.

Lily was so afraid that the ivy was "poison ivy," and would not go near the wall!! LOL

I love that you can see the Sears/Willis tower in the background of this pic below!

We only stayed until about the 5th inning because it was a school night and the Cubs lost miserably, so the kids didn't really have to worry about cheering! LOL

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