We've had a busy weekend full of many firsts for H!
On Friday night we went to a baseball game for a local minor league team. My BIL (thanks, Jake!) had a suite for the evening and we enjoyed it very much! I don't think we ever (ever ever) would've taken H to a game had it not been for the suite. He ran around quite a bit, played with his cousins, ran up and down the hallway outside the suite, etc.
I cried when the national anthem was sung (by a cute group of 3rd graders). I'm typically emotional...patriotic...when it comes to our anthem, but that's been taken to a whole new level now that we have H.
There's something extra special about hearing it while looking at your baby who was not born in this "land of the free and home of the brave." It's powerful to know that now, that song is also his song. That flag is now his flag. Because of our adoption of H, he now has the rights that come with being a citizen of this beautiful country. *Tear*.
He clapped a lot at the game! The crowd would clap...and H would clap. Again and again :) He took everything in - the crowd, the mascot, the between-inning entertainment, and a fun pig character - no fear at all!
And, of course, he enjoyed the food, particularly the open access we gave him to french fries :)
We got home way past H's bed time, let him "sleep in" (8:15ish), then went to the farmer's market! First time for us this year, and H's first time ever :) He enjoyed watching people...and enjoyed his first bites of a
After his nap on Saturday, we met my sister and her family for a local festival north of where we live. This was H's first time at the beach...and his first time at Lake MI :) He loved the sand and loved the (freezing cold) water! We can.not.wait for warmer weather/water and more visits to the beach!
Today, before H's 3 hour nap (woohoo!) we visited a tourist attraction (thanks, Laura, for the suggestion). We had fun wandering around, playing on the playground, riding the carousel (another first for H), and taking pictures.
The real purpose of our visit there? To get pictures like this of H :)
Our little Chinese baby in a Dutch costume! Isn't he a doll? (Thanks, Krista, for use of your costume and camera!)
We're loving the warm and beautiful weather and are so thankful for the many opportunities we had this weekend to be outside with friends and family! It's so much fun to see H experience all of these things for the first time! He's brave and happy and (most of the time) a lot of fun to be around :)