Friday, January 14, 2011

Thanksgiving 2010!

Thanksgiving! Now I am only 1 & 1/2 months behind on blogging, not too bad! For Clayton's birthday in December we got him Lions/Patriots tickets for November. Thanksgiving day to be exact. We decided that since we wouldn't be going home and the neighbors were all going in different directions, that we would do something totally nontraditional (for us) and go see a game. It was the first NFL game for all of us. It was so cool! Our seats were pretty close, I could see Tom Brady's mullet sticking out the back of his helmet! That's how close we were. The stadium is all indoors which was a must for me. There is no way I would drag a one year old outside in the middle of winter for a three hour game.

Here is the vantage point from our seats. It looks farther in the pictures. In real life it felt as close as being at a high school game.
See! They are right there!
Here is a better angle. Row eight! The game started out well for our home team, the Lions. After they scored their first touchdown Eleanor was ecstatic. She was so jazzed that everyone was standing, clapping and shouting together.
She got right into it. It made our day.
Toddlers love the NFL!
The Lions had a good lead until about the third quarter. Then it got kinda sad. Luckily we aren't hard-core Lions fans, but it would've been fun to see them win. Late in the game one Lion's fan got a bit tipsy and threw her empty beer bottle at a group of Pat's fans. No one was hurt, but boy did she get arrested. That's always fun. Watching red-necks get unruly.
Speaking of red-necks, Kid Rock played the halftime show! It was surprisingly fun to watch, considering that we would as just as soon go to a Kid Rock show as we would, well, go to a Kid Rock show. Remember, we are self-appointed music snobs. No offense to Kid Rock fans out there. He put on a good, albeit short, show. Sadly, Clayton had the camera in his pocket and was walking Eleanor around so we didn't get any pictures. But they made the whole field into a flag and had hundreds of young kids doing surprisingly well-rehearsed choreography.

Our best family picture from the day, but what can you expect from a Patriot's fan? Just kidding. My nephew Jack is a huge Pats fan, and it's been fun to pretend we hate their team to get a rise out of him. Teasing 9 year-olds never gets old.


Ann said...

Our girls LOVE football and basketball games too! Too bad we arent close enough to go together to them.

Brent & Andrea said...

Looks like you had a blast. E is so grown up and so cute!

Aubreydoll said...

Those are great seats! How close were you to the woman who got arrested??

A bit of Aubrey trivia - I actually performed in the pre-game and half-time show for the Lions on Thanksgiving back in the day. Only instead of Kid Rock we got to perform with Boyz II Men. Jealous anyone? Yeah, I didn't even know who they were at the time...

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