Thursday, October 14, 2010

1st MU game

Last night Cara and I took Aidan to his first Marshall football game. We weren't sure if we were going to be able to go or not because they were calling for rain all night. I decided to heck with it - this was going to be the only opportunity to take him this season so we did it. We met Cara at a local fav restaurant Chili Willies for dinner. Cara went shopping the other day and bought Aidan a black shirt that has bones on the chest and arms like a skeleton that glows in the dark. When she showed it to Aidan and asked him "What is this?" He said, "an x-ray shirt?" lol! It TOTALLY looks like an xray!

After dinner we headed to the game and it was the perfect game for Aidan. First, it was on a WEDNESDAY so it wasn't overly crowded, second it started at 8:00 pm so it wasn't hot and early enough in the season that it wasn't extremely cold. The 8:00 kickoff time worried me because Aidan decided NOT to nap yesterday and I wasn't sure how he was going to cope, but he did great. We got there early so we got to see the band, see the players run through the tunnel, and Marco ( the team mascot), and got the chance to get Aidan some popcorn. I have to say Aidan LOVED it! The whole thing! There was so much going on and he loved all the stimulation. We only got through the first quarter and then it started to rain and we had to leave, but it was long enough for a 3 year old. I thought for sure Aidan would fall fast asleep on the way home but he was to wired! It was really storming when we got home and he hates thunderstorms. After about an hour I finally got him to fall asleep in my bed.

At Chili Willies goofing around with mama
giving some lovin to Cara

before kickoff...

watching the band. We had great seats.

What is Aidan pointing at?

and watching soooo intently?....

Its Matthew Mcconaughey! Before the players run through they play a clip from the movie "We are Marshall" and I have to say it is quite awesome! Aidan was really into it.

The nasty knight. MU was playing the UCF knights and this is their mascot. He held up his index finger and waved at Aidan. He turned around a buried his face in my chest. It scared him to death! I told him whenever the knight came close to him to yell "GO HOME!". I know this is not stellar parenting but it worked. tee hee. Everytime the knight came close Aidan yelled at him "GO HOME!" I think this was one of his favorite parts of the night.

Marcos motorcycle that he rides through the tunnel.


Giving Marco a "high five"

The end of the game. At this point it was raining and we booked it back to the car.

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