We sold our tickets this week and just came for the day to hang out so that we could bring Ali to soak up some atmosphere. Which means getting to T-Town (1 1/2 hr drive) at a generous 9am (generous because Chris used to want to get here before daybreak. Thank goodness for Ali!!).
Why not go to the game, you ask? Well, for one, you have to pay full price for a ticket for ALL children, even if you’re taking an infant in. And for two, Ali would LOVE it for the first, eh, 10 minutes. Then she would be bored and squirmy. Oh yeah – and for three, the game would end approximately 2.5 hours after her bedtime, plus the 2+ hours of getting home in the traffic. . . well, you get the picture.
We’re not that brave. Maybe in a couple of years.
So here are pics from our day:
Ali in her new gear: a Cheerleading uniform.
Unfortunately, it DOES just say “Bama”, instead of Alabama. As I have blogged about (and have since gotten teased about – ahem, Deidre), this is obviously not my preference, when buying a cheerleading outfit in the size of 2T, options are limited. And it is cute.Ali was completely enamored by all of the inflatable Big Al’s. Every time she would see one, she would run towards it and say, “see ephant!! see ephant!!”
. . . ESPECIALLY when she found this one that was her size:
She rode “up high” and went on a walk with Daddy to socialize with all of the tailgating neighbors. . .
What amazed me the most is how happy she was just to sit in a “big girl chair”. She sat in her chair for at least 30 minutes without getting up several times throughout the day. I can’t believe how all of a sudden she is “ok” with being still! She found things to entertain her while sitting, but she really had no interest in getting up and running around (for the most part). Granted, we may have worn her out on our long walk, but still. . . .
She loved the “hot fishies” that Miss Debbie made. They had some sort of spicy seasoning on them, but she’s got her Daddy’s tastebuds, so it didn’t bother her.
She liked shaking them. I was proud of this picture. Look how all of the goldfish are up in the air. . . uh huh. I’m that good. OK. Lucky. ;)
Watching football on TV and clapping. . .
Sharing juice with Mommy. . .
Just kidding!! Or as she says, “TEASE!!!”
She reallllly loved playing with cousin Eli’s football. . .
. . . and laying on it. She got sleepy, laid her head on the football, and said “ni ni. . . “
. . . at which point I was able to take her inside the building that we park outside of and she took a 2.5 hour nap – while I sat across the room from her and read and worked on this blog and others.