Tuesday, September 04, 2007

1st NFL Game & a 4th Birthday

It was a busy Labor Day weekend but a fun one as I hope it was for all of you. We spent ours in Nashville with Hoyte's family particularly so we could take Ethan to his very first NFL game - Titans v. Green Bay. Yes, my boy is a Green Bay fan (I blame this entirely on his D.D.) and in particular a Brett Favre fan. I can't even tell you what it was like to walk into LP Field and take Ethan to the edge of the field where he immediately spotted his hero. His eyes lit up brighter than the lights of the stadium. Add to that a footlong hot dog and a coke and the kid was in heaven! That was until the end of the 1st Quarter. After that, my boy would gladly have gone home.

Because after the 1st quarter, Green Bay decided to save their boy, Brett, and didn't play him anymore. And that was when Green Bay started losing. Try explaining why that was to a seven year old as well as why everyone else was cheering for the other team. We ended the night with a very sad little boy. It broke my heart. But here's to the start of regular season and his hero Brett not letting him down again...

We also got to re-celebrate Carson's 4th birthday - this time with his cousins, aunts and other grandmother. The kid can't get enough of being the center of attention and by this time was now a pro at blowing out the candles! ;) Happy Birthday, my baby! (On a side note, the birthday fun is now over and the poor kiddo had to go in for his 4 yr. well visit and the dreaded shots...sigh...at least he's doing great and it's another year before we have to do it again!)
Hope your Labor Day was relaxing and fun and a great end to your summer! And for those of you who just now are starting school - ENJOY! ;)

6 comments:

Jana said...

What FANTASTIC pics (as always!). I can so relate to taking your little man to see his sports hero, for us this summer it was taking Brendan, who is 9, to see the Chicago Cubs play in Houston. Isn't it just the best thing to be able to provide that experience for them?! Happy belated birthday to Carson!!!

wendy said...

my sister is a season ticket holder for the titans. great stadium! but i agree, it's hard to root for someone other than the titans when you are there.

your boys are so darling kelly. :)

Cathy said...

I love that picture of your DH and DS at night at the stadium. Poor boy being so sad about his buddy not playing anymore, probably would have made me cry!!

nic said...

Go pack go ;o)
nic

stefanie said...

What a doll! How exciting for him to see the Pack!

Ginger said...

One of our hometown boys plays for the Pack now. DeShawn Wynn - he was a Gator and now a Packer but he started out as a Blue Devil in our hometown. :)