I'm so glad we were able to end the summer by taking Brady up to New York City to Arthur Ashe Stadium. It was an amazing day for Brady and an even better one for us as we watched our son take in every single moment of this very exciting day.
This beautiful walkway in the park leads
to the tennis center.
Brady's favorite tennis player!
We caught a glimpse of him practicing
on a (very) private court. We had to climb up
the bleachers and look through bushes to see him.
Brady got to hit a few balls with one of Andy Roddick's
actual tennis raquets and one of Rafael Nadal's
tennis raquets. He was suprised at how much bigger
their grips are and how much heavier they are.
I wonder how this would look in our livingroom?!
Serena Williams won't be playing in the U.S. Open
this year...but we did see Venus practicing on
one of the courts!
Brady thinks he serves like John McEnroe...this cracks me up...he thinks so highly of himself!
We watched these guys...#3 and #4 in the world...warm up and
play for about an hour and a half.
It was really neat to be so close to the action!
That's Brady down in front!
And he got one! Jokivich came over after his
match and signed Brady's hat! (You know
who I'll be cheering for!)
Such a beautiful day and a great ending to our summer.
Brady is already asking if we can go back again!
Some of Brady's questions:
~can he sign autographs there someday for the kids?
~will he need to sign up for the US Open or will he get an invitation?
~how will he know what court he will be playing on?
~Will the limo pick him up at his hotel and bring him to the stadium?
~maybe he will be the pro that kids try to beat someday?