What a fantastic weekend centered around football. We were already excited because the forecast was amazing considering usually the first games of the season are hot as all get out. It was supposed to be sunny and a high in the low 80s and this is just such a game changer when it comes to tailgating and spending time on campus before the game. We were also excited because it was a three o clock game and planned to bring Walker with us for all the tailgating festivities and also to the game!
Walker and I met some friends for lunch on Maroon Friday.
Saturday morning we got up and went to the club for breakfast and to get some ice for the cooler that we were going to bring to the tailgate.
Pulling into the club for breakfast.
Kicked back watching pre game coverage.
After breakfast we went home to get ready and pack up and head to campus. Once we got to campus we got the food and tailgate set up and just hung out for the day. Elle was excited to play with Mary Kenway since they aren't in the same class this year and Walker was happy that Grace was there and also played lots of catch with Kenny. It was a gorgeous day and a super fun day of tailgating and yummy food. We were playing Charleston Southern so weren't all that concerned with staying for the whole game. Jay ended up having some Gridiron passes and those are down in the end zone on field level. We had never been down there before and Kenny wanted to see what it was all about. It turned out to be sort of cool and had all the food and drinks and snacks you could want but it is standing room only so its not ideal for the kids. We were able to hold them up and sit on the rails for a little while and it was neat for Walker to get that point of view. But after a while we made our way to our seats. Walker was a zombie by that point and we let him nap through the first half and halftime show. Elle wanted to stay until the band played during the halftime show and then we went back to tailgate before heading over to our friends Robby and Foley to cookout with the tailgate crew! Mississippi State won the game 42-0! Woo hoo! Good way to start the season!
Starting our morning tailgating with a family picture!
Brother sister love!
Walker was not loving the camera that day.
Walker and Daddy
All the girls of the tailgate minus Mrs. Ann, Margaret's mom.
Laura Catherine, Margaret, Anne and me
Jennifer and her girls made this uniform dip that was so pretty and the girls just flipped over it.
It was really good to eat too.
Mary Kenway and Elle
We took all the kids to the jumpies for a little while. Walker and Grace had fun together.
Richard stopped by to say hi!
Elle and Mary Kenway playing on the phone and taking a breather.
Hot and sweaty after a long game of catch with Daddy.
Time for a brownie.
Gearing up to ring their cowbells for the game.
All the tailgate guys.
Walker and Grace.
All ready to go the game.
All the kids of the tailgate.
Jay and Elle at the Gridiron.
Walker passed out at the game. Slept through it all!
Cookout with friends!