We are long suffering fans of the NY Mets and try as we might, we simply cannot shake the habit of rooting for them. Every win is that much sweeter, right? My side of the family is enormous and in years past we had big family Mets games (I'm talking a block of 100 tickets!). It was so much fun and is a big part of the collective memory of our family. So it was no surprise when a Mets game showed up a number of times in the suggestions we received - including mommy's and daddy's!
My cousin Chris(topher) was awesome handling all of the arrangements and in only 10 days had gathered a group of 25 to chaperone Miss Quinn, lest she get too rowdy.
|some of those charged with keeping Quinn in line|
The whole group (+ uncle John - a fan of the Yankees, or "the bad guys" as they're known in my house) met at McFadden's before the game to fill up and mosey on in together.
|daddy and Quinn, pre-gaming at McFaddens|
The day was beautiful and it's so much fun to be at CitiField. Aunt Kathy lavished candy and loads of fun activities on Colin and Reid and everyone paid them so much attention that I think they were having withdrawal for days afterward.
|an oh-so happy Reid, wearing cousin Katelyn's ice cream helmet|
Quinn scored a 'First Mets Game' certificate, snagged by our friends the Hortons (whose son Gabriel also attended his first Mets game that day and is 9days Quinn's senior). And - this was so cool - they even put her name on the board!!
|daddy, mommy and Quinn - Let's Go Mets!|
(photo credit: http://metsmerizedonline.com/2012/09/tejada-comes-through-in-the-ninth-in-mets-3-2-win.html)
Special thanks to all those who made completing this list item so special!Quinn's Idea(wo)men: cousin Brian, cousin Colleen, cousin Chris, mommy, daddy
Quinn's Wing(wo)men: cousin Chris, Ashley, aunt Anne, aunt Kathy, uncle Kevin, cousin Kelly, Steve, cousin Katelyn, Patryck, cousin Sean, cousin Meghan, cousin Erin, aunt Colleen, uncle Gerry, cousin Allison, cousin Billy, uncle Tommy, aunt Elaine, Nanny, cousin Erin, Rob, Crystal, uncle John, Dave, Allison, Charlie, Gabriel, mommy, daddy, Colin and Reid