Well, Liam and Grace were. Coop has had a few rough weeks with illness, so he was asking for 'home' and 'iPad' and 'no game please' the entire way there. We knew it could end up being a huge flop, but since he wasn't horribly ill, and we had been generously given the tickets from Spare Key (an awesome organization who paid our mortgage for a month when Coop was inpatient with heart surgery) we really wanted to go make an appearance! So we told Coop he had to take one for the team and went for it. (And loaded him up on Tylenol and Ibuprofen to hedge our bets.)
Thankfully our friend offered their kid-sized noise canceling headphones (as well as all their Twins gear!) right as we were heading out of town. I don't think we would have lasted 2 minutes without them! The loud noise and music before we even got inside the stadium was enough to put Coop on edge. The fireworks during the Star-Spangled Banner would have sent us home for sure if we hadn't had them on his ears. (We ordered two of our own pairs on the ride home.)
It was a chilly night, so truthfully, once we got in our seats both boys were already asking to go home. Not exactly the reaction we were looking for. We tried to distract them with $60 worth of snacks and treats (holy cripes) but in the end we only lasted an hour.
So it was kind of a bust. The pictures make it look a lot more fun than it actually was. Ha! But there were moments of fun in the middle of mostly miserable. ;) Liam freaked (in a good way :)) the minute he saw the field. Coop got the pic above on the Jumbotron. And Grace devoured her favorite ball game treat, a gigantic hot dog.
And we chalked it up to a chilly night and the boys being a bit too young to 'get it'. We will try again next year! #gotwins!