I couldn't have dreamed up a better way for Caleb to celebrate his fourteenth birthday and it was a most spectacular way to end our family reunion.
The Helena Brewers provided the perfect party. The kids got autographs from some of the players while our all-you-can eat burgers and hot dogs were grilling. The BBQ buffet included chips, potato salad, watermelon and all the fixings.
Shortly after he arrived, Caleb was informed that he would be delivering the game's first pitch. Just imagine his excitement! Dad bought him a Brewer's hat for the occasion.
He was a little disappointed that he threw the pitch a bit high, but he loved the honor of throwing it. Can you find the ball in this photo?
He even tipped his hat to the crowd. Like he's a big name player thanking them for their support, or something.
We had this whole picnic area, located behind first base, all to ourselves. His cousins met him with high fives.
All you can drink soda and popcorn and ice cream in a helmet. Are you kidding me?
Caleb and two cousins also got to go out on the field for a mid-inning promotion. The boys had to run with these huge tools. Seth's speedy legs won him the race.
The kids had so much fun together.
Getting to keep the foul balls was exciting. Having one of them shatter the Johnson's windshield was not.
Just when we thought the surprises where over, the Brewers presented Caleb with this cracked bat from one of the games.
We were positively stuffed but what's a birthday party without a cake?
Seventh inning stretch...Caleb does the dance move that has been dubbed "The Seth."
Only people who really like each other choose to stand this close:
As we walked into the house after such a fun night, Cousin Ansel remarked, "This was the best day of my life." Yeah, it was that fun. See what I mean? Best birthday ever. What a way to turn fourteen!
Happy Birthday, Caleb!