This last weekend my dad's family rented a suite at the Mariner vs Yankee game, May 28th 2011. We had done this one other time last year and had so much fun that they decided they wanted to give it one more go. And we are so thankful they did! Such a highlight for my little family! We absolutely LOVED it!!!!!!!
Now this is the life.....you get your own private suite, with food and drinks, 20 seats for your close family and friends with an amazing view of the field, someone who pretty much waits on you hand and foot, and a personal visitation from the Mariner Moose! Plus, the game was amazing, and we beat the Yankees!!! What could be better then that??????
My whole family, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, parents, got to the ballpark super early because we were all so excited. So, we took the boys down to the field to see if we could get any autographs and watch batting practise. Well, it turns out that David Aardsma was there signing autographs, so the boys got to meet him and give him a high five, as well as take home his signiture. They loved it. When we were turning away from the line, the person behind me says "You should have him sign your tummy....when are you ever going to wear that shirt again?" At first I thought that could be a little awkward, but then decided just to ask for the heck of it. Well, David Aardsma thought it was a little weird too, but he did it for me anyway with a smile on his face. What a good sport! So, Skittles got her first Mariner autograph too! :)
Both of Dad's brothers and their families came up for the event, which was really fun since we hadn't seen them in a year or more. We even got to play our favorite family game of Knock while they were staying! Something that is one of my very favorite things to do! Both of Lisa's siblings and their significant others came to the game as well, so we had a lot of family, and a ton of laughs. Everyone really got into the game as well, yelling and screaming for the Mariners! I love it! Dylan was sitting with my Dad pretty much the whole game, being his little buddy. He didn't even want to leave after the 10th inning, when it was almost 11pm! He was having way to much fun! Lucas had a great time too, hopping laps and eating hot dogs....and neither one even fell asleep on the way home because we were listening to the end of the 12th inning on the radio. Amazing.
One random (and interesting) thing that happened during the game that I had NEVER seen before......we had not one, not two, not three, but FOUR people run onto the field!!! And one of them was a streaker. I couldn't believe it. It just looked like everyone was feeding off each other, and kept daring someone else to hop the fence and see how far they could run. The second guy was hilarious though. While the three Mariner outfielders were all in center field during a pitching change, he ran out there and just stood in front of them totally star-struck, and was then completely tackled by a security gaurd from behind, linebacker style. I had to laugh at the Mariner faces too....they weren't phased at all and actually looked bored at the guys' performance. :)
Overall, we had a wonderful time and were so thankful to have been able to go again this year. We really loved the time we got to spend with the family, creating more memories, and cheering for our favorite team.
Thank you Grammy and Papa!!!!!! We had a blast!!!!!!!!!!!