Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wooo Pig Sooie

It's what Brian's been looking forward to LONG before we even moved from Hawaii. FOOTBALL SEASON!
This was our family's first tailgatting experience as a whole. Brian and I have tailgated a couple of times together (I've only been to 2 Razorback games...both in Little Rock), but Austin hasn't been until now. John and Bill came up for the festivities...John went to the game with Brian and Bill came back to the house with the kids and me to watch the game on T.V.
Thanks to Courtney and the Coleman Family, we had a parking pass for lot 56. We didn't know exactly what to expect as far as when to get there for a good parking spot, so we planned on being there at 11am.
We actually left the house on time...but just a few exits before we were going to get off the highway, Brian calls me (we had to take 2 cars). He forgot the tickets! So, he tells me to go on ahead and to just go to Baum Stadium since the parking is free and we'll both be able to park in the same parking lot. John and I made the executive decision to just go on to lot 56 and see what the situation is like and decide from there. I am SO glad we did!
We get to the parking lot and get a great spot. We call Brian and tell him where we're at, then start setting up the area with our canopy, chairs and table. We meet our neighbors, who both have set ups like they've been doing this for years (they probably have!). TVs with satellite to stay updated on the other games, generators running the electricity, grills attached to their hitches; you name it, they had it! Bill and Brian get there and finish set up...complete with our own blow up Razorback!

Austin and Brian setting up the Razorback.

After setting up, we hang out a while...Colten plays with his toys for a while on a table cloth that I TRY to keep him on. The coolers act as barriers so the boy doesn't try crawling towards the road...which he never even tried to do!

A little bit after we get there, Brian starts the grill...we were getting hungry and some brats were calling our names!

Before Bill and Brian got there, Chick-Fil-A sent people over to the tailgaters with bags full of stuff (football, stuffed cows, hot sauce?) and FREE chicken sandwiches for everyone! YUMMY! Colten has NO clue that it's not the best to try to eat the hot sauce straight.

More hanging out...LOVE this shot of Colten's onsie! Austin wore this when he was this age and I loved it then too. SO CUTE!

Can you see the boy buried in the jackets?

Colten hamming it up for the cute!

Baggo...Brian's new purchase just for tailgating season. :-) Austin LOVES this game, so he had a blast playing with the big boys (and later, Mommy).

Chick-Fil-A came back, but this time brought the cow! Colten was ready to jump into his (her?) arms. He just loved this big, huge cow! I think the cow really liked him too because he kept coming back to play with him. He's going to have so much fun with Mickey and Minnie and all the other friends at Disney World.

Monkey see, monkey do! While Austin loves Mickey and friends, he's not too fond of any other big characters that aren't Disney. He hates Chuck E Cheese and I thought he didn't like the cow either (from his reaction during a recent trip to Chick-Fil-A). However, he saw how much Colten loved the cow (and vice versa), so he figured he was pretty cool. Hugs ensued and Daddy got it all on camera.

More Baggo...this time on Bobo's team.

Just love this little guy! He had so much fun running around!

So talented...don't even have to put down their drinks to play this game!

Bill grilling our lunch (he grilled our early dinner as well), while Brian looks on. LOL

Brian wasn't the only one looking on. John in the smoke of the brats. They were yummy!!!

Naptime in the van! He did really well for so long, then it was time to eat and he konked out and we just layed him in the van and let him sleep while keeping a very close eye on him. Such a good baby!

If the big boys can play baggo, then I can too! Colten loved cruising around and CLIMBING on this game board! I had to be RIGHT there so he wouldn't get hurt too bad!

Bobo took over baby duty for me and went for a walk with Colten. This is how they came back! So cute! Plus, my arms were thanking that time, I was holding Colten a lot and trying to keep him from rolling down a slight hill towards the parking lot. That's all he wanted to do!

Tusk II, the live mascot drove by at one point...not a very good looking animal, is he?

Our Big Red. We had a great time and can't wait for the next home game!

So, Brian and John went to the game. Bill and I came home with the kids. The first quarter was awesome. The second quarter was pretty fun too. Georgia and Arkansas kept scoring right and left...I believe shooting match was mentioned NUMEROUS times. However, the longer the game went, the more the Razorbacks showed that their defense needed a little work. Their special teams (mainly the kicker and punter) need a lot of work. By the end of the game, I think they had just given up a bit and Georgia ended up winning 52-41.

Brian and John ended up getting home around 12:30...traffic was pretty bad and it took them an hour to get out of the parking lot and to the highway about a mile away!

Overall, a disappointing end to an otherwise fun day!


Devilpup00 said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!! And by the way you are a very good photographer.

Linz said...

What an awesome day!!!! I have never tailgated before, but looks fantastic! The boys are SO CUTE too:-) Such little hams for the camera...really good job capturing the day Kerum!!! So fun to look at pics!