William is the lone boy in our family, and John wants to make sure that he doesn't get lost in the girl shuffle around here. And, John likes to go to a Dodgers game at least once a year (see 2015, 2015, 2014, 2013, etc.). We decided it made sense to put those hands together this year, and John took William to St. Louis on Saturday and Sunday for a mini-Father/Son getaway.
John's expectations were pretty low, because William is just 3, but they mostly had a really great time. The driving went well - they actually drove all the way (6 hours) in one shot on the way there. They hit up a Porsche dealership on the way, because John had a friend who works there, and both John and William enjoyed seeing the "Fast Cars" as William called them.
They had a late lunch and later headed to the Dodger/Cardinal game. Their seats ended up being in the sun 🙈, and since we are currently living in the Heat Dome, it was crazy hot at the beginning. They walked quite a bit, saw a lot of people and made it back to their seats when the shade did.
(The Cardinal needed to cover their Dodger logos.)
(He loved his Kale chips that John had brought along!)
They got to see almost the entire game, and the Dodgers won!
Sleeping in a hotel room was infinitely easier with just the one child.
They had breakfast at The Mud House before heading home!
I'm so thankful they had a great time and that John is committed to investing intentional time and energy into our son's life.