Do you remember the jingle, "baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet" - either from the '70's or the more modern version?" We had that kids of day today, except it went something like "baseball, hot dogs, reuben sammies, and Toyota."
We took the kids to see the Somerset Patriots and we had a great time. The stadium was virtually empty so it was like we were watching own personal baseball game being played. E danced with Sparkee and C was even willing to give Sparkee a 'high five' which is something since he has a fear of amusement park characters.
After the game we cleaned up and took the kids to Goodman's Deli in Berkeley Heights. RJ and I have been on a quest for good deli, specifically reuben sandwiches, since Jackie Cooper's in Edison closed a few years ago. It was not the Goodman's of Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth, and although it wasn't bad, I don't think we'll make our way back again.
I can't speak for RJ or the kids, but I know that I will sleep well tonight thinking of the good times we are having and the happy memories we are making.