Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gator Guys, Girls & Games…

I laughed a few weeks ago at my friend, Mandi’s post about football season and “brainwashing” their boys… It was particularly funny because I read the post on an evening when we’d been out “brainwashing” our girls! :)

In preparation for the 2012 football season, we took the girls to the stadium to take some pictures of them on Florida Field. The stadium had a fresh coat of paint, but the field had gotten it’s yet. DSC_1007









After our little stadium stop, we took a drive through campus and DW pointed out all the big UF landmarks for AB. She has a “My First Florida” book and has it memorized. One of her favorite places in it is Century Tower, so she asked her Daddy to take us by it, too. Along with all the “famous” UF places, he also rode us by his old apartment and told AB that’s where she could live when she goes to UF. I think he believes if he says “WHEN” instead of “IF” – that she’ll always know there isn’t any other choice when the time comes for her to go to college. :)

DW & I were back at the stadium this past Saturday, when Football season kicked off at 3:30. One word to describe the afternoon? Hot. Thankfully our seats were in the shade by game time. 2012-09-01_15-19-25_112

It’s always fun to Gator-Game with the crew, but this game was especially fun because Sam & Gracie were here, too! It was Gracie’s first game and she was adorable, “Tebowing” everywhere! :) We went up to the booster tent during halftime to have a snack. On our way back down, we got a quick pic of the four of us. DSCN4809

After watching the Gators play on Saturday, we are all missing the days when we were REALLY good. We all agreed with my FIL, who said he was really hoping that the Gators were keeping all their good plays top secret for this week’s game. A win is a win, though, and we’ll take it.

On Sunday night, we went to dinner for Sam’s last night at home. Since we were already in Gainesville, we decided to take a detour over to the Women’s Soccer game. (It was announced at the football game the day before and my ears perked up since we have a soccer player in our family now).

We signed AB up for Soccer Pups this year, and we thought she might like/need to see a soccer game before she starts practice! :) DSC_1462

We had our picture with Alberta and stayed for half of the first half of the game.




We couldn’t really tell if AB was having a good time or not, until we left and she said, “Why we’s leaving? I wanted to watch ‘dat soccer game.” Maybe we’ll take her back to another game before the season is over. Poor DW. He’s a great Daddy for sure! :)

On our way off campus, AB had one more request… “Daddy, can we go see Cen-tree Tower?” And yall can just guess where we ended up…DSC_1471


Such Gator Fun!



Carrie said...

I can hardly wait to see Annabelle playing soccer! It's going to the be the cutest thing :)

And BTW, Gracie looks JUST like Sam, who looks very much like Kellee. Crazy!

Arielle said...

Awww soccer will be fun!!!:))) I love that she knows and wants to visit century tower... LOVE.

Arielle said...

Awww soccer will be fun!!!:))) I love that she knows and wants to visit century tower... LOVE.

Mary said...

OMGoodness those pics of your girls on the field are awesome! Total cuteness. Love that AB's doll was dressed for the occasion too.

Anonymous said...

Love the Gator post. Great pics!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the Gator post. Great pics!!!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Oh, Annie! These pics of your girls in their cheerleading uniforms are just darling! Hopefully our "brainwashing" efforts will work and one day our children will be walking our grandbabies around campus to "brainwash" them too! :)

Surrounded-By-Boys said...

It's not brainwashing if it's the ONLY thing that is true and right! HAHAHAHAHAHAH. GO GATORS!
My boys can go anywhere they want as long as it's UF. tee-hee-hee
I think it's adorable that AB is going to play'll have to let me know how that goes. We are taking a break from fall sports!

Kellee Whitehurst said...

another heart melter. love the girls in orange and blue!!! what a great daddy they have... so many sweet memories!! glad you share your fun with us!!