Last week was all about sports! Our best friends Matt and Teresa had two extra tickets to the Red Sox for Wednesday night... well, here's the long story:
Matt's parents (My Aunt Wendy and Uncle Art - they're honorary Aunt and Uncles, close enough!) both have cancer. His mom is doing quite well right now after going through rough chemo but his dad has been feeling pretty lousy lately. So on Monday morning, Matt called and basically said, "my dad isn't sure he'll be well enough to go on Wednesday night, so if he isn't, could you guys get a sitter to go?"
Well, we have this great friend, she's actually a resident in my building and my office assistant, who is so good with Maddie and is great with last minute sitting... so I asked her and she could if we needed her!
I told Matt to wait until the last possible moment and then have his dad decide, because I didn't want him to give us the tickets and then feel good enough to go...
Well, Wednesday morning, Matt let us know that his dad was still not up for going - which was bitter sweet, for obvious reasons... so that afternoon Matt and Teresa came here and we headed into Boston.
We ate some greasy food outside of Fenway and then headed inside. After getting some Octoberfest *my favorite* we headed in to find our seats. We were on the left field near third base... So we headed up... only to find out that the lettered seats are down towards the field... and we kept walking and walking until we were at the second row from the field!! Best seats we've ever had!!
And what a night. Matt and Teresa are those friends that know so much about you, love being silly and don't care if you look stupid... they just have so much fun with us... so the night was incredible!
Here are a few pics from the evening:
|after the game... so happy!|
|Matt and Teresa|
|me showing that I'm ready for a foul ball to come our way!|
|group pic in front of our seats!|
|when he's happy, I'm happy!|
|so close to a win...|
|what d'ya want for a self take?|
|from our seats|
|This was Ryan's Birthday gift.... from his loving wife! :)|
Then, Ryan's parents bought us Patriots tickets for this Sunday. And, again, Kristy (the resident babysitter) saved the day and stayed with Maddie while we headed to Gillette Stadium!
Unforuntely, although we left with three hours to spare, we got there 20 minutes before the game due to horrendous traffic!! We had tons of stuff to tailgate (with his friends from work) but couldn't until after the game. So, once we parked, we downed a few beers and basically ran to the gates!!
Again, grabbed a few Octoberfests and headed to our seats.
|The view from our seats.|
We did get to tailgate afterwards... and my great buy: the disposable grill that I got made fun of for buying worked out great!!!
We had a few dogs and burgers, a few more beers, and headed home! (Don't worry, I was sober by then and drove while Ryan had a few beers with his coworkers! My mom reads this so I don't want her thinking I was drinking and driving... )
Oh, and the best part about both games: WE WON!! So, I have deduced, I need to be present at all the games so that we can win all the time!!