Sunday, January 12, 2014

A First!!

Last Saturday night we took Sara Kate to her very first Razorback sporting event.  We've taken her to Razorback Fan day in the spring and Fan Appreciation Day in the fall, but this was her first GAME to attend!  She was excited.  The basketball team was playing in their last non-conference game against University of Texas-San Antonio, I had the option of getting super cheap tickets, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to go.  She was excited, but she kept saying she didn't want to see the mascots.  Anyone who remembers my post about Fan Day might remember that she screamed bloody murder on the floor of Bud Walton Arena when the mascots came up behind me...and not even close behind me!  Far away behind me!  But she's terrified of them and said over and over again she didn't want to see them.  Done!!
When we got to the game and got to our seats, she was enthralled by the whole thing.  They were announcing the teams so lights were flashing, music was playing, cheerleaders were cheering...she seemed amazed.
Once the game started I really wasn't sure how long she would make it, but to my amazement she made it almost all the way to the end.  
She went between sitting in her seat and sitting in my lap, and eventually we saw a girl from our church who came and sat with us, which Sara Kate enjoyed.  She watched most of the game like this, propped up on the rail, taking it all in.  She spent most of her time watching the cheerleaders, dance team, and making sure she knew where the mascots were at all times!!  "Mommy, did you see that cheerleader?"  "Mommy, look, the mascot is over there."  "Mommy, look, they are dancing."  "Mommy, where is the girl mascot?  Oh wait, there she is!"
When I said I got super cheap tickets, that meant they were in the upper deck, and I picked the first row, which only made me nervous a few times with the way Sara Kate leaned on the rail watching.  But I didn't care they were way up high.  It gave a great view of everything.  Of course Chris took his camera, and of course he captured some awesome pictures.
We had a fun time and I'm glad we got to take Sara Kate to her first Razorback game.  I'm sure this was the first of many, which makes this mama smile!!
Too bad our Hogs have lost their first 2 SEC games since that awesome 100+ point win! :-)

Oh, and the days following that fun Saturday night were COLD and SNOWY!!  We didn't get alot of snow, maybe 3 inches, but we had cold like I have never experienced before!!  This south Arkansas girl doesn't do negative temperatures!  :-)
But my outside loving girl wanted to play, so we played.
Today it's a very windy, but beautiful 60 degree day!  Those negative temperatures are a distant memory. :-)

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