What better way to ring out the summer than a baseball game? (Note that she actually wore her new VDJ hat for nearly the entire afternoon. I think we have a winner! It ain't easy finding a hat that stays on this girl.)
Actually, we none of us watch sports in this family. Q is the only sportsfan among us. But her love of ball sports is serious and enduring, and since she had never been to a live game, we thought it was about time to take her.
Iced lemonade and nosebleed seats.

I can't imagine that I will ever understand the allure of the sport, but watching Q's face was joy in iteself.
This little redhead and his cohorts were cracking me up. So exactly the Norman Rockwell stereotype of American kids at a baseball game. They were even throwing spitballs! I wish I'd been able to get a closeup of his face, but I think he might actually have punched me.
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Overlooking the field from a dizzying height. Actually, the best thing about the view is the unparalleled panorama of the Rocky Mountains beyond the playing field.
We didn't stay long...but it's more the fact of having gone, on one of the last really hot days of summer.


cara said...

Cool. And I love the evolution of this dress as she grows with the the photo on the right column and now)

n u n u m u said...

Wow. I just found your site, and it's beautiful! What's even more beautiful is her little VDJ hat! Did you make that or purchase it? I think my niece would love something like that! (Or do you have the pattern for it?) Thanks!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Cara - I hope that you have also watched the evolution of your striped dress, which has showed up in more posts than I can count!

nunumu - the hat is from the summer 2010 collection at Le Vestiaire de Jeanne (aka VDJ) I myself don't sew, and I only wish I had that kind of talent. VDJ is an amazing line and the dress is VDJ as well. So no, I don't have a pattern, but I think that hat is still available online.

Yoli said...

I cannot tell you how much I love this post. Not enough words.

Yanyan said...

How kids have changed our life. I am now an expert of construction trucks and all kinds of tractors... Maybe one day I will even understand baseball :) Q looks good as always!

Gigi said...

Great shots and fun, fun post! We just went to a minor league game here in Portland. I don't care about major league games, but I love the minors for the same reasons I love county fairs and small-town festivals. They have such a color and feeling all their own. It was 90 degrees at 9 pm, which as you know, in Maine is crazy! It was much better to be out at the game than inside anywhere.

I love Q's hat!!! xo Gigi

cara said...

Yes, indeed! It's been fun :)

FDChief said...

What fun; I'm glad that Q had a good time. And it looks like you were at least able to deal. You both look very summery in your floaty dresses.

And I thought of this while watching you at the ballgame. It's "Game Called", by Grantland Rice.

"Game Called. Across the field of play
the dusk has come, the hour is late.
The fight is done and lost or won,
the player files out through the gate.
The tumult dies, the cheer is hushed,
the stands are bare, the park is still.
But through the night there shines the light,
home beyond the silent hill.

Game Called. Where in the golden light
the bugle rolled the reveille.
The shadows creep where night falls deep,
and taps has called the end of play.
The game is done, the score is in,
the final cheer and jeer have passed.
But in the night, beyond the fight,
the player finds his rest at last.

Game Called. Upon the field of life
the darkness gathers far and wide,
the dream is done, the score is spun
that stands forever in the guide.
Nor victory, nor yet defeat
is chalked against the players name.
But down the roll, the final scroll,
shows only how he played the game."

Welcome to autumn.

Ty's Parents said...

Admiring the hat. QQ wears it so well.