The boys did a great job cleaning out the van before we left.
This year when we arrived, the first cast members we ran into were friends of Scott's sisters family that we had met 12 years ago when they lived in Ontario.
Waiting for the show to start... Eating the famous Pageant Potatoes. They were as good as we remembered.
The cast was huge this year - over 750 cast members.
Afterwards we drove to Rochester and stayed in a hotel with a pool. We arrived quite late, but went for a swim in the morning, then made another quick stop at the outlets in Niagara Falls before heading home.
It was wonderful to go on our first family trip of the summer!
Scott went away to Scout Camp for a week, and while he was gone he missed Brett's birthday. So when he came back, we decided to celebrate again, this time at a baseball game.
We've been to a couple major league baseball games with the kids, and they have been pretty fun. But this was SO much more fun for our family than any major league game. Because of the much smaller crowd, our kids were able to really get involved in the game.
They got chosen to go out and play games for prizes in-between innings.
They were chosen as the "fans of the game" and we all got free cupcakes.
They got to go onto the field and run the bases during the seventh inning stretch.
They got to meet the players after the game for pictures and autographs.
Scott kept whispering things into Nathan's ear to yell to the players at bat. Don't worry, they were nice words, just funny to hear a 4 year old yelling them. Everyone thought it was pretty entertaining. And since we were sitting right above the dugout, Nathan would run over and ask the players for a high five when they got a run or a good hit.
Later on he ran about 10 rows back and asked a man if he could have some of his sunflower seeds.
After that I started pretending I didn't know him.
It was a great night, and a fun memory for our family.