A surprise! And Star Wars Day at the K!

By , September 11, 2017 8:30 am

Part of my birthday gift (in July) from my father-in-law was plane tickets for me and Steven to go to Kansas City this past weekend to attend Star Wars Day at the K – a Star Wars themed Royals game (against the Twins). I’ve wanted to attend one of the Star Wars themed baseball games for awhile, and packed my Leia costume accordingly. Thank you, David!

We flew in Friday, and the game was on Sunday, so Saturday’s plan was to spend time with my snister and her family. I was surprised when I got there and saw my mom and dad were there too – I had NO idea they’d be there! My snister had been texting me and my mom that morning about a parade they were at and my mom was responding about how fun it looked, when she was actually there, with Christina. Those tricksters! What an awesome surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We spent the day chatting, eating, watching a movie in their home theater, and of course, baby snugging!!!

It’s so nice when we can all get together – I can’t wait to do it again!

My brother-in-law is missing from the pic because he had to leave for two different birthday parties. Popular guy!

It was hot on Sunday, so I opted to only wear the buns part of the Leia costume to the game. We had great seats on the third base line, but they were in the full sun with no shade until later innings and I didn’t want to make myself even more miserable in that hot costume! 

I was hoping to see more people in costume, but they probably were thinking the same thing as me – they didn’t want to be uncomfortable! We saw a few cool full costumes (on the field and by fans). A few droids were walking around, at times there were characters on the field, and there was a funny moment when the big screen showed Darth Vader clapping in one of the viewing boxes to honor a veteran. A few people had Star Wars shirts on. I got a lot of compliments on my “hair.” And one guy asks me “Is today Star Wars day or something? A lot of people have Star Wars stuff on.” Ha.

I was hoping they’d have Star Wars music and sound effects during the game, but there wasn’t much. But that’s all good, because it was a fun game to watch, with the Royals scoring 6 runs in the second inning, and 4 in the seventh! We only sat in our seats for the first, second, and seventh through ninth innings because we were too hot, so I was happy we got to see all the action from our seats (the final score was 11-3).

This will probably be my only Royals game of the year, and I’m glad it was festive, and a win, AND that I got to go with family! (Thanks for the tickets, Andrew!)

12 Responses to “A surprise! And Star Wars Day at the K!”

  1. Chaitali says:

    Sounds like a fun trip and I love the buns with the baseball hat! That’s a nice surprise your family pulled off 🙂

    • kilax says:

      Thanks! I thought it looked really funny with the cap on top of them ha ha!

      It was!!! My mom was on the floor playing with my nephew when I walked in and I was like “huh?!” ha ha

  2. Kathy says:

    That is one cute baby 🙂 the game looks like fun!

    • kilax says:

      Thanks! 🙂 It was a fun game! And it was fun to walk around to the bar deck and to the hall of fame museum in the middle innings when it was so hot.

  3. Shelley B says:

    That is one happy baby! What a cutie-pie. 🙂

    I love your Leia buns!

  4. Aww yay! Your family has certainly been all in on surprising each other with visits lately, huh? The baseball game sounds like a lot of fun! Six runs in one inning – that’s wild!

  5. Christina says:

    Happy you were surprised!! It was pretty last minute, so easy to pull off. 🙂 Had so much fun with you all!!!! Wish we could do that every weekend!!

    • kilax says:

      I wish we could do that every weekend too! The days feel so much longer when they are filled with hanging out and having a good time, rather than the usual chores and errands!

  6. Kristina says:

    OMG – how fun!
    Speaking of Princess Leia costumes, are you a Liz Lemon/30 Rock fan? I always think of Tina Fey dressing up as Leia…

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