A couple weeks ago, on a Friday night, we ventured out to the high school to watch the A-P high school basketball game(s). Carl and I haven't been to a game in years, so we were excited to attend. Not to mention, it sounded like something fun to do as a family, and it was a great opportunity for all of us to get out of the house.
This was Carson's first basketball game, and we were eager to see how he would respond. I think to sum up his view on the game in one word, that would be; amazed. Carson sat so still during the entire game, and didn't really say or do much. He was in complete awe of the crowd, the players, sitting up so high in the bleachers, and the noise. Every once in a while, we caught him clapping along with the crowd. Towards the end of the game, he did loosen up a bit, and started to show some emotion. We tried to get him to say "Go A-P" or "Go Falcons" and he tried, really hard....but not real sure how accurate the words were. He was too busy watching the game to stop and say anything that we asked him to.
Carl and I were pleasantly surprised to hear/see our Niece, Kendra, perform during the halftime show as a cheerleader! We were planning on going to the game on Friday night anyway, so to see her perform that night was an added bonus to our presence at the game. She did very well, and I am really bummed that I didn't get a picture of her. Although, we were sitting up pretty high in the bleachers, and the girls are pretty tiny (1st Grade) so I am not sure if you would be able to see much in a picture anyway.....other than tiny little cheerleaders, with blonde hair, bobbing their heads to the music :) It was a pretty cute sight to see, if I must say so myself. Some girls really get into it, and give the cheers some attitude, and others just go through the motions. Both personalities are fun to watch at the age of 6, I think.
Carl and I were both so pleased with our Wee Lad as we were leaving the game. We only stayed for the girls game, because it was getting late, we were all hot, and it was time to head home to start the bed time routine. But, Carson was so good for us during the game, and we were both so happy about that.
I think we are all excited to attend more games, of any sort, in the near future. Carson is getting to the age where we feel that he may find this kind of event, and action to be fun as well.
We were all decked out in our red/white/black, and ready to cheer on the Falcons!