Normally Allan records the football games so we can watch them once the kids go to bed. Our kids are a loud and crazy bunch and enjoying a TV show (or football game!) with them around isn’t really a possibility.
But since it was the very first game of the season we thought it’d be fun to have a family affair of it. I prepared a football-friendly lunch (corn dog muffins, chips and dip, root beer, and football shaped brownies!) and we got in the football spirit with black under the eyes and all of the footballs we own (four?) brought out and thrown around.
The kids were excited. Allan was excited. The day was set to be awesome.
I would’ve really loved to eat a corn dog muffin but, baby on board means nope to the hotdogs! Oh well, my salad was delish, too! (I did have chips and guac! I made that guacamole that morning and it was SO good! Extra lime and cilantro is my faaaaaave!)
We ate just before the game started and then I smeared black paint under the kids eyes and showed them intimidating faces and muscle poses. They were having a blast running around posing (they were breaking out some awesome football poses before I grabbed my camera!) and saying, “Go BYU!” and “Go cougars!” and a bunch of other supportive stuff like that 🙂
I had planned on printing out the lyrics to the fight song for the girls to practice (because they always want to learn it) and was pleasantly surprised when Brooklyn asked that morning if I could print the lyrics out. She hadn’t known my plan and wanted to learn it all on her own.
I printed the lyrics and then we watched a youtube video with the music and lyrics and sang along three or four times. haha! Ember kept saying to play it again and again! She loves the “rah rah rah” part!
And Brooklyn and Sierra were obsessed with making up cheerleader moves all morning, too! They kept wanting Ember to join them for some cool tricks. I have a bunch of videos of them doing these but only a few pictures. Lucky for you 😉
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So the football game itself was quite an experience. First of all we weren’t playing well in the first quarter. Allan and I were kinda bummed but… we support our team no matter what! But then there was a lightning storm and they delayed the game TWO hours! So by the time it started playing again we only got to watch a bit more before the channel we were watching stopped coverage to switch to a different football game and we had to listen to the rest of the game on the radio online! It kinda, a lot, sucked! haha!
And then… we lost because of some yucky plays and… it was a big disappointment of a day! haha. But we were still in good moods and had a great time as a family.
During the lightning delay the kids were SOOOOOOO cute playing football with their toys and with each other!! I should’ve filmed it because it was seriously adorable! They had a blanket set out as a field and they looked at a picture online to learn how to line up all the toys just right and they had our small, toy football and they were running routes. And then Brooklyn and Sierra (Payson and Ember were playing with smurfs, ha) kept practicing plays they made up and kept track of their touchdowns and everything. TOO cute! And Brooklyn and Sierra drew a bunch of football themed pictures. It was so sweet!
I didn’t photograph any of that because I was just enjoying the day with the family. I did have Allan snap a picture of Ember asleep on me during the game.