What I'd underestimated was the degree of difficulty of dealing with two children under 3 years old. Katie decided she wanted to go exploring before the game, so she headed out with me trailing behind. I saw parts of the ballpark I'd not seen in years. I also now know where to buy snow cones and kettle corn should the need arise. (It didn't today.)
I got Katie back to our seats and then discovered that I'd forgotten my pen. This resulted in a trip down to the now-crowded concourse to buy a pen to keep score with. Katie was rather cowed by the crowd and was happy to hold my hand. And back to the seats we went for the opening pitch.
Gretchen had bought popcorn and a pretzel for the girls, both of which were quite popular. Unfortunately, Katie didn't want to stay in her seat, while Julie really wanted to fall asleep, but wasn't able to manage it in the general tumult. After three and a half innings of bipartisan squirming, I decided that it was time to give up. We were walking down the stairs on the way out just as Fontenot hit a triple to give the Cubs a 3-0 lead.
It was a beautiful day for a ballgame. But I think we'll wait until the girls are just a wee bit older before we try this again. :)