One Awesome Birthday Weekend
We wanted to plan a more elaborate birthday party for Drew, but we did not receive his big brother’s opening day baseball schedule in a timely fashion. In addition, since the boy's Aunt Korinah flew in from Houston specifically for Drew’s birthday and to see DJ’s switch-hitting prowess, we felt a little cake and ice cream would be just as entertaining as a party at the Sky Zone or Dave Buster’s. Probably not in the eyes of my soon to be eleven-year-old son, but I am sure his birthday gift would more than make up for a few minutes of flying through the air or racking up digital tickets from gaming.
Outside of Drew’s birthday gathering, the weekend was completely dominated by baseball. Prior to the cake and ice cream on Saturday, DJ and I participated in opening day. He went 0-1 from the left side and 1-1 with a triple and a run scored from the right side. He flawlessly executed an unassisted double play from third and thanks to a drop third strike, he struck out four in the first inning and we ended up winning 7-6.
The Turners along with my sister visited Nationals Park on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. Drew benefited from both trips at Nationals Park; scoring a new 2018 All-Star Nationals hat on Friday as well as a Sean Doolittle bobblehead. On a miserable rainy and cold Sunday afternoon, he saw his name on the scoreboard courtesy of mom and dad. After the game on Sunday we went to Game Stop to get his birthday gift. My wife and I, along with a gift card my son received from his aunt, purchased the Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Even without the party, it turned out to be an awesome birthday weekend for one awesome kid.