Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday Night Lights

This weekend Mike had the brilliant idea to go to the Katy Tigers football game. He is always coming up with fun stuff for us to do!
Not only was it a football game in Texas, but they are also the reigning state champions, ranked 1st in the state again this year and 4th in the nation...so this was extra exciting.
I got everyone dressed in their red and white and we were off. We thought getting there an hour before game time would be sufficient, but we encountered this line moving towards the stadium.
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We made it, we parked, we were excited and ready to go!
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Then we saw this...SOLD OUT...
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and thought that may be the end of our night until we realized you could still buy tickets on the visitors side of the stadium. Crisis averted!
The girls admired the cheerleaders while Mike waited in line to buy tickets.
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Finally we made it inside and found seats...and quickly realized why the home side is much better...no sun in your eyes :-). It didn't last too long though and the sunset was amazing that night.
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Let the game begin! The stadium was VERY red!
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I love Preston's milk mouth. After a quick nap he was ready to go for the rest of the night!
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The game was tied at 7-7 pretty much the whole time. The sun went down. The half time show came and went. Still 7-7. Addie fell asleep.
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We layed her on the bench next to us at first and then when the people in front of us left during the 4th quarter we moved her to their bench so we had more room.
Near the end of the game something exciting happened, everyone was standing and there was a lot of cheering. The next thing I know the woman sitting in the row in front of where Addie was laying is holding her up to us asking, "Is this your baby?!?!" and Addie is screaming with blood all over her mouth.
She had startled awake, fallen off the bench to the concrete and busted her little lip open.
It was awful.
I felt like a terrible mom for not even noticing she had fallen.
We went from this...to this...
so much for our fun, happy night.
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After rinsing off her mouth in the bathroom it was clear it wasn't serious, but Addie was screaming. (and Ella was crying at this point too) I got her ice from the first aid station, which made her scream more and we left with only a couple minutes left in the still 7-7 game.
Mike was sure the game would go into overtime and he could watch the end at home, but Katy ended up pulling out the victory, winning 9-7. At least it was a happy ending for the Tigers.
Poor Adeline. It looks MUCH better already...don't worry!
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Lessons learned...night football games are better as date nights. With 3 little ones and only 2 of us it was a little hard to manage...especially when it is WAY past bedtime.

8 comments:

Chalonn said...

so sad...her poor lip! You are brave, but it sure looked like fun...looks just like the movies!

Cheryl Joy said...

Aww, look at Addie lookin' tough!

I bet that Houston heat is pretty bad now, too. I feel like everyone gets worn out quick in the heat and humidity.

Great pictures though.

When you all come down in November we can go to Winter Wonderland in St. Augustine- pretend snow and ice skating!

We are excited. :)

Katie B said...

oooh, poor Addie! I bet she had fun up until she got hurt. She's a cute sleeper, too. Don't feel too bad, Marci, booboos like that happen all the time!

Diane said...

I am thinking we need to start attending football games if we are going to be TRUE Texans. It looks so fun, all the color and pageantry. When I saw the cute little KATY train I thought of Ella.

It has been awhile since I attended a football game, but how do you win by 2 points? Is High School scoring different?

Kisses to Addie's boo boo.

Kayley said...

that was a pretty festive game! Even here in Dallas when Scott and I say we have family in Katy, a lot of people are like, "oh yea- the Katy Tigers". They're famous!

Diane said...

Oh yeah, its a safety.

Amber said...

aww poor girl! Looks like you guys had fun though. We went last year to the Katy vs Cinco game and it was CRAZY.

chloe said...

poor Addie her little lip is all swollen...she is a little trooper