Waiting for it all to start.
The press corps landing on the ball field in two C-9 helicopters.
Marine One landing with the President. Actually two landed but this is the one the President came out of. We were a lot closer then this picture appears.
The over flowing stadium. Notice the snipers on top.
One of the Moms from our spring baseball team gave the opening remarks and she was awesome. She is also the reason the boys got the VIP hook up.
On stage and walking through the VIP tunnel.
Apparently, the other guy is VA Senator Kramer. I had never heard of him before today.
This is just after I shook his hand. Notice all the secret service. People were crazy!
The autographed baseball from the President.
We had a once in a lifetime opportunity today to meet the President of the United States. Nick's little league team was asked to sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game before he spoke at a rally just down the street from our house. The rally was at the Potomac Nationals stadium and there were close to 15,000 people there so it was a little crazy. But we were blessed to receive the VIP treatment all day. We had reserved parking and then got to skip the 15,000 person line and got to go right to the front and then we had a reserved space right next to the stage so it was amazing. I don't exactly agree with Obama's plan for our future and probably won't be voting for him in November but I will say he is a very charismatic and funny man and an amazing speaker. He was incredibly kind to the boys as he signed a baseball for each of them and gave them all high 5's and posed for numerous group pictures. I don't have any good pictures of them posing together as we weren't allowed back with them. The white house press core took tons of pictures of them and is e-mailing them to our coach and he said he will send them to us. So hopefully we will have some more to post soon. We were directly on the side of the stage so I didn't get very many good pictures of them on stage but some of the other parents did so when they send those to me I will post them too. One of the Moms got some amazing ones with Obama in the foreground and the boys right behind him. Nick said it was the best day ever and he is never washing his hands again. He was totally in awe and couldn't stop grinning all day. I guess lots of the foreign press corps and other photographers wanted pictures of them and he said it was like being a professional baseball player. He is already a celebrity at age 9 and loving it.
The baseball up close.