Monday, September 5, 2016


This weekend was our first football game for the season.  I can't believe it is already time for football.  We were playing South Alabama and the game was at 11 so we decided this was the perfect opportunity to take Walker to his first game.  We also were not planning to tailgate.  We figured if he didn't do well at the game we could just leave and come home. We made plans to hang with some of our tailgate crew later that day and watch football. We never thought that we would lose the game but in a big upset we lost when it came down to a kick which our kicker missed.  It really  made us sad and is not how we wanted to start the season.  But we knew that this was a possibility because we just lost our star quarterback Dak and lots of other players.  At least our expectations are realistic now. We will always love the Bulldogs.  Just hope we are a young team that will continue to improve!

We were actually at home for the losing kick.  We got into the game early so Walker could see all the pregame stuff because that is so exciting and I always get choked out when the team runs out on the field.  As soon as the game started Walker was not having it for some reason.  Just wasn't happy.  So we took him up to the breezeway and walked around with him and held him up there.  We got him to sit in our seats for most of the second quarter because we bought some popcorn. We stayed for the half time show which Walker enjoyed and then we left a few minutes into the third quarter and came home so Walker could nap.  He promptly passed out in the car! He was so worn out!   Despite the outcome of the game we were so happy to have Walker with us for this game.  I do not think we will take him to any of the others because it was a lot of hard work keeping him remotely happy and we didn't watch ANY of the game.  But he has lots of games in his future.  He will enjoy staying home and playing with the sitter this year!
They have implemented a clear bag policy at the stadium this year.  I had to get a huge bag to carry all my stuff.  I bring stuff to entertain Elle at the games.  The clear bag makes it harder thought because it kills my element of surprise.  
We picked up Shipleys and then stopped by our tailgate just to hang for a little bit in our chairs and shade.  We have lots of friends who tailgate around us so Elle quickly found someone to play with and we passed about an hour before going into the game.
Eating her donuts and hanging with her cheerleader doll.
Walker all smiles with his donut hole!
Annie and Elle playing at the tailgate.
So happy to have my boy with me.
Mississippi State family picture! Check! Was happy we got one! 
Getting pictures with all of us is hard!
Love connection with my friend Foley's little girl Grace.  Foley was coming in the hospital to have her when we were leaving with Walker.  So they have to get married.  Naturally.
Daddy and Walker heading in to the game! Davis Wade int he background!
Walker happy for the moment.
Elle was grumpy after the walk up. Did not want to take a selfie.
Hanging out with Walker in the breezeway at the game.
Occasionally he would yell "football!"

Feeling perkier and would take a pic with Mommy!
Got to the lot our car was in and Elle wanted to be carried. Daddy 
showed off his strength and carried both of them.  
Totally wiped! He took a three hour nap and I had to wake him up.

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