Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Having a Ball

A couple of weekends ago, we had our first snowstorm of the year - about a foot of snow!  Zander (and Dooly) watched in amazement as the snow continued to fall:
He bundled up and had a blast exploring outside.  Athough he didn't care for the snowflakes landing on his face, he had a great time riding his sled and playing in the snow:
Zander continues to love to pushing large objects around - including his new shovel:
Later in the day of the snowstorm, Zander helped celebrate Nana Pat's birthday with his first dim sum meal - he LOVED it!  We were amazed at his capacity for noodles, dumplings, steamed buns, and sticky rice!

Here was Zander celebrating Grandparents Day back in September.  He made her a special piece of artwork that included his palm prints:
That evening, Zander attended his first ball - the Little Red Ball, a fundraiser for our adoption agency.  The event was at Target Field (the new MN Twins stadium) which was a fantastic venue.  We all really enjoyed the 'behind the scenes' tour - here is the massive press box:
 It took over 500 colored pencils to complete these pieces of art commemorating the 1987 and 1991 World Series victories:
 We learned some other fun trivia as well, such is the fact that the stadium sports 14 miles of beer piping:
The boys enjoyed checking out the visitors' locker room - the last team to use it was the Yankees during playoffs:
 The tour was supposed to include a trip to the dugout as well, but unfortunately it was inaccessible due to the large snowfall.  Zander (and Daddy) loved how spacious the stadium walkways are:
Mommy and Zander enjoyed checking out the exclusive Champion's Club - a private club behind home plate for select season ticket holders:
 One of the highlights for Zander was meeting the Twins mascot, TC:
It was a fun-filled evening out - we all had a ball!

1 comment:

  1. awesome!!! we pondered back and forth on whether or not we should go to that ball...and, i finally decided we did not have to energy to take two little dudes, and still enjoy ourselves. BUT, now seeing these great pictures and wonderful experiences you guys had - I'm thinking I might have made the wrong decision.
    SO GLAD you guys went and had a great time!!