Stewart is such an amazing dad, so I really wanted to surprise him with something fun for Father's Day. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for Ryder's first Mariners game.
It was also Youth Baseball Day at Safeco Field, which meant we were able to take Ryder down to walk around the field, check out the dugouts, and even see some of the players as they warmed up.
It was a gorgeous day — perfect to be out at the ball game.
It was a big day for Ryder, and he was pretty tuckered out by the end. The game was also incredibly long, so he ended up taking a nap for a few innings later in the afternoon.
The M's didn't end up winning, unfortunately, and I don't particularly remember much of the game. Taking a toddler to a professional sporting event is always a challenge, but we did have a lot of fun despite spending the afternoon trying to keep Ryder under control. This is why I have no photos from during the actual game — I was too busy trying to stop Ryder as he attempted to eat sunflower seeds off the ground under our seats, bang his cup on the heads of the gentlemen in front of us, and go running down the steep cement steps in our section.
It was a bit of a juggling act.
I think Stew still had a good time though, and I hope he felt appreciated, because Ryder and I truly do think he's the best dad out there, and we can't imagine our lives without him.