Day 5 was probably Nick's favorite day. We were graciously given tickets to the Cubs-Cardinals baseball game and fulfilled a life long dream for my sweet husband. And Caleb is a big baseball fan, hence the baseball party.
We went early to get to watch some of the batting practice and warm-up, and to try to get some autographs.
Before the game, we went right down by the dugout and watched them warm up.
and the coach Mike Mahoney...
and Matt Holliday...
I thought these little boys were so cute to watch. I'm sure this was probably a once in a lifetime memory they will never forget. The players were all pretty good about making sure they stopped and signed some autographs for these little ones.
Here is Nick's favorite, David Freese.
This is Nick and Caleb getting Skip Schumaker's autograph. Pretty cool.
And getting coach, Mike Matheny's autograph. Funny story: Coach wrote something that looked like a verse reference and Nick asked what it was and Matheny said, "Uh, it's a Bible verse." and looked at Nick like duh - haven't you ever heard of a Bible? haha. Nick was really trying to ask which verse it was, but it wasn't quite understood. He wanted to say, "Wait! I'm a Chaplain! I know what a Bible verse is!" But it was too late. I was cracking up.
While we were waiting for chances to get autographs, we unfortunately ran out of gummy snacks and little man wasn't a happy camper. But he did snuggle for a quick second and so we caught it on camera.
And this is Adrian Chambers signing our baseball...
and this guy too... (sorry! can't remember his name!)
We had a lot of fun making this family memory. It started to rain and get cold, but luckily we were under the overhang and stayed dry!
Little man finally gave in to sleep.
Had to break out Peekaboo Barn for a little bit.
The people behind us were so sweet and came prepared for the cold front that swept in. They let Caleb borrow some gloves and he had a blast giving everyone "the claw" and roaring like a bear.
After the game, we headed west of Chicago and I went to my friend's bachelorette part while the guys hung out at the hotel.