Fredbird’s Biggest Fan!

In my experience, most toddlers are intimidated by mascots or other large, costumed characters…if they’re not flat-out terrified by them! Not Chickadee, though, at least not where Fredbird’s concerned. She runs right into his…wings?


Not only did she run to Fredbird, and happily receive a beaking, she actually cried when he walked away, and tried to follow him. She really may be the biggest Cardinals fan in the family!

Facebook Friday (Again)

Fredbird and Facebook Friday finally came to Belleville and the AT&T Store!


Of course we had to stop by and say “hi!”


In addition to a pair of Cardinals tickets (yay!), the children also got a “Flat Freddy” while we were there, which they were really excited about, because when we went to pick some up earlier in the month, the AT&T Store was all out.


This time was extra fun because Moose was able to come with us (even if he was hiding behind his “Flat Freddy” in the picture). Maybe someday, Fredbird will even be at a time and place where Ryan can join us, too!

Facebook Friday

Fredbird finally had a “Facebook Friday” appearance in the Metro East, at a place (Fantasy Books and Games in Fairview Heights), and time that worked for me, so of course I took the children (minus Moose, unfortunately, who was still in school), to see him!

There’s nothing like watching Fredbird put on a show…unless it’s getting a free pair of field-level tickets to see the Cardinals play the Cubs next month! And since Moose missed out on seeing Fredbird, we decided that he should go. None of us have seen the Cards play the Cubs at Busch Stadium, so it should be a fun game!

Weather Bash at Busch

Today, we took Moose out of school so we could take all of the children down to Busch Stadium for a field trip…the “Weather Bash at Busch.”

The weather bash itself was a little disappointing. We couldn’t really hear what any of the presenters were saying, and the part we were most excited about, the launching of a weather balloon, didn’t quite go according to plan. It launched, but way before it was supposed to…all of the sudden, it was just floating away! At least we got to see it take flight, and we also got to see Fredbird’s disappointment that he had missed it. There were some other cool demonstrations, but since we couldn’t hear what was being said, it was a little hard to tell what they were doing.

The weather bash was followed by a Cardinals game, though, which is always fun (even if the Cardinals did lose). It was especially fun to be there for part of the Opening Series! We sat in a section that we’d never been in before (right in front of the huge Hardee’s sign), and we really liked the seats. We’ll be keeping them in mind for the future!

It wasn’t quite the field trip I was expecting, but it was still fun, and a beautiful day to be at the ballpark to boot!

Winter Warm-Up

This afternoon, I took Chickadee down to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Arch for the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. (Ryan took the big girls yesterday, and is taking the boys tomorrow.) It’s hard to explain the crush of people, the lines for autographs, all of the vendors with displays, so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

I didn’t have any autograph tickets, but I did manage to get one signature while I was there…from Fredbird!


It was nice to think about baseball again, even if the season doesn’t start for a few more months!