Monday, April 6, 2009

A Holiday in Cincinnati

I don't know how they do Opening Days in other cities, but in Cincinnati it's a holiday as much any of the other ones on the calendar. The history, tradition, the love of our dear old Reds has made this event one that both adult and children stop whatever they're doing to be a part of.

Last year we made it down to watch the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. This is their 90th year doing the parade and we were bummed to have missed it. But there wasn't any point in bringing five boys, ages 5 and under downtown to sit in the cold and wet. Unfortunately, it wasn't on TV and the live stream online didn't work very well, so we came up with other things to do to celebrate this special day.

Here are some snapshots of our day:

A banner cheering on our Redlegs

Getting ready for the picture

Go Reds!

The hitters are here

Ben's so excited, he can't figure out what he wants to do.

This reminded me of a little posse. They all had such serious looks, backed with their bats!

Future Redlegs

Charlie didn't get in the shot in time

Waving the pennants we made for the Reds

A close-up of Louie's pennant

We had peanuts while attempting to watch the parade online, then had hot dogs for lunch--as close as you can get to the real atmosphere! Unfortunately, the Reds couldn't pull it out and they ended up losing 2-1 to the Mets. There's still plenty more games to come, and this household has more than enough faith that we can only go up from here!

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