Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ashton's First Aggie Game

Dad with the future Aggie, Ashton
This is the view from our seats.
Here's our view of the student section.

Aggies don't take breaks. They just wet their towels when they are hot, and they put them on their heads. That way, you don't miss any action!!

We couldn't leave at half time, or we'd miss the Aggie band! Awesome!

It's fourth quarter, and he's still standing! Go Aggies!!

Here's Ashton looking a little silly. Maybe it was the grapes, or cheese crackers, or snow cone, or Dippin' Dots...yeah, he ate a lot at the game. But he had fun!!

Ashton thinks this is how you say "boo Longhorns."

The yell leaders were chased by the corps after the game.

The yell leaders were hoisted up like heroes and carried off the field.

Here is my tired little Aggie asleep in the van with his Aggie blanket. Don't worry, Revielle kept a watch over him while he case any longhorns tried to wake him!!
So we were super excited to get a phone call from a friend at work, Jennifer, who was going out of town and getting rid of her Aggie tickets. Ashton could not wait!! I am trading Jennifer some birthday cakes for her kids for the once in a lifetime chance for Ashton to go to his FIRST Aggie game.
Anyway, Ashton literally jumped out of bed on Saturday morning and said, "Is it Aggie game day?" So, it began. We went to the game around 11:15. We ate our lunch in the car in the parking garage. Ashton was so afraid he would miss the game, he would barely eat. He didn't want to drink too much, because he might have to go to the bathroom. So, we went to the stadium and sat down in our seats...45 minutes early. He didn't care. We watched the corps march in, saw George Bush, Sr., and watched the Aggies warm up. He was there, so he didn't care how early we were.
It was 89 degrees, and it was hot. Ashton didn't care. We had to make him get drinks. He went to the bathroom only twice, and he was hurrying me and saying he wasn't going to miss the touchdown!! Well, the Aggies ended up winning, and he loved it. It wasn't long enough for him. It was great. We walked to the van in the parking garage, and we sat in one spot in line trying to get out for 20 minutes! We finally got out, and he was fast asleep. He was in his blanket, because his wet shirt and the A/C made him cold. I have never seen a little kid enjoy the game like that. The kids behind us were laying on the bleachers asking their parents how much longer. Ashton was in heaven!! Thanks, Jennifer!! Gig 'em Ags!! Ashton showed us where he was going to sit when he goes to A&M. I asked him not to sit on the top or sides so mommy wasn't scared. He agreed.


Kelly said...

How perfect! He looks like he had just the best time ever. I am so glad he got his wish to go to an Aggie football game. Just awesome!

Casandra said...

Oh girl...been there done that! I know how hot you must have been and that's the longest walk up to the top! I'm glad you had a great time! That's going to be Todd and our boys some day!

Becky said...

How fun!!!