those of you who are hoping for tons of great photos from our day on the plains will be sadly disappointed in this post. however, take heart that it seems we have a new way to entertain hadley with the camera and may be getting great pictures of her soon; but i digress.
we tried to get a family photo...this is it. audrey is normally really good to look at the camera but she couldn't hear you calling her name to save her life so it is what it is.
the girls really did enjoy themselves; we just don't necessarily have the picture to prove it. they did really well tailgating; audrey took a nap in the car because the girl loves her sleep. but don't worry...it was parked right by the tailgate so we left it running (so she was all comfy in the ac), put her pack n play mattress down in the back and even set up the monitor. though, that didn't stop jay from checking on her ever 15 minutes. in fact, every child at the tailgate took some form of nap...except hadley; like jay and i were surprised. she just will not sleep if there is stuff going on; she did sit still a bit to color and watch mickey mouse clubhouse but that was it (thanks miss kaylee for the use of you tv!) .
hadley walked the entire way to the stadium and poor audrey rode in the stroller all by herself... the gate people also didn't bother to check a single thing i brought in the game; not a bag, sippy cup, bottled water, etc. but i was thrilled not to have to buy water for the girls so i am certainly not complaining! anyway, we got ourselves all situated and hadley LOVED her shaker; she only put it down to eat her hot dog and peanuts and to clap (see pic below). she also "set up camp" on the stairs and much to my surprise audrey was alright being held or sitting on the seat; i thought she would try to get down the whole time.
jay and i had really been talking aubie up around here. given her absolute melt down at the sight of "bay bear" (the mobile bay bear's mascot) at a baseball game this summer, i thought some prep work was in order. she was SUPER EXCITED to see him (i mean waving and talking like he could hear her) until he was about 20 feet away and then she started to cry and grabbed on to me for dear life! even after he was out of sight she still wouldn't let go and i mean she was really upset; my shirt was covered in snot...there is a visual for you. we finally got her distracted by the thought of a hot dog. really...they had a great time and hadley is even talking about aubie today like she wants to see him...maybe next time.
we had reserved a room at a hotel on the auburn side of montgomery but i was kind of wishing we had just planned on driving home but oh well...jay, however, decided to stop and see if they would waive the cancellation penalty so we could drive home. they did! so we put the girls in clean pajamas (which were filthy pretty much as soon as they put them on because my girls were DIRTY.. but better than the sweaty clothes they had been in all day) and headed on to mobile. we stopped so i could get audrey's giraffe out of the bag so she could go onto sleep but she had already pulled the sheet for the pack n play over so she could have a little fabric to chew on...i just had to get a pic; it was a long day and that visual just summed it up for me!
people had asked us if we were crazy for taking them both to a game and though i agree jay and i are not exactly in our right minds (well...i think this is as good as it gets for us!) we now know that they can do it like champs! i guess a day of tailgating and football is in their blood! but as well as they did...i will tell you i don't think i have ever witnessed less of a football game that i sat on the sidelines for and we all know i can talk through half of them! so with as much fun as we all had...it was sure a different experience!
oh and next time i make one of those outfits, i'll make and post a tutorial. hadley wore matching shorts and audrey was in bloomers because she is still young enough for me to get away with that! i didn't have a pattern and of course there are some minor changes i'd make next time on top of the fact that before i make a tutorial for that i'll need to figure out the best way to get the ribbon trim on without having to hand sew part of it so it would lay right. oh and i've got a dip recipe coming your way soon...maybe after we get back from the beach.
happy labor day to all!