7.26.2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

After a long, hot day spent trekking through the enchanted trails and dark caves of Rock City, we made the short drive downtown to our beautiful historic hotel in downtown Chattanooga. Will had made all of the accomodations on his own, choosing a gorgeous two room suite at the Read House Hotel for our long weekend stay. We had spotted the hotel on our last visit, beautifully situated on Broad Street in the heart of downtown. The interior is filled with lovely Georgian architecture, and although the Read House is on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel provides the most modern amenities. After we checked in, we walked down the street to one of our favorite Chattanooga eateries, The Big River Grille & Brewery. It's a casual place with a laid back atmosphere, packed with both families and college kids eating typical Southern fare before venturing out into the starry city evening to enjoy the happenings of downtown. After a short wait, we enjoyed our dinner of fish tacos (Will), fresh greenhouse salad (Me), and a combination of Saltines and a cool bottle of formula for the little guy. There was another young family dining adjacent to us, with a 8 month old baby girl. After a bit of small talk about the babies, the food, and the Chattanooga attractions, we stumbled upon the fact that they live in Huntsville, my home town. What a small world it is. As our dinner ended, we said our goodbyes to our friendly new acquaintances, and walked quickly down the street to AT&T Field. The Chattanooga Lookouts were playing my hometown Huntsville Stars, and we were going to root for our favorite team....yelling "Charge!", singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", stretching during the seventh inning stretch. We had to pull out all the stops, because this was Hudson's very first baseball game! We had to show the little man what our favorite summer sport is all about! And to say that he enjoyed it would be an understatement. Our sweet little boy sat through nine long innings of baseball, just as happy as a lark. He finally began to tucker out at the very end, just as the game was winding down. We stayed for a few minutes of the fireworks spectacular, then made the short walk back to our hotel. And as we traipsed down the street, I couldn't help but feel proud of my little boy. He always adapts so well to any situation, happy and smiling as long as he's with the ones he loves....after all, in one day we had experienced Rock City and a baseball game with a dinner in between and had not heard so much as a grumble from our little one. We sure are blessed to have such a little angel.


{Away we go, again!}


{Yummy! Big River Grille}


{dinner photo fun!}


{Hudson works on his rasberry-blowing while we wait for dinner.}


{handsome Will}


{"Ma-Ma, Ma-Ma, Ma-Ma!"....it's impossible not to hold him when he's calling my name!}


{Funny Guys...on the way to the ballfield.}


{take us out to the ballgame}


{"Was that a strike, Dad?"}


{storm clouds rolling in}


{Happy Hudson loves baseball!}


{sleepy baby couldn't make it until the fireworks....perfect end to a wonderful day.}

1 comment:

Jeannie said...

What beautiful eyes you have little Hudson!! I love the picture next to the last one. You are the cutest family.