Monday, October 08, 2012

Something Different

We had no kart racing this weekend, only cheer on Saturday morning so, at Matt's request, we decided to do something different and take the kids to a professional soccer game.

The NY Red Bulls were playing an afternoon game, and tickets were only $22 each with a $20 concession voucher, so we thought it a good opportunity to see if Oliver the kids could handle it.

It didn't look like it was going to go as planned. Oliver was super grouchy as we headed to the soccer stadium and he fell asleep about 10 minutes before we arrived. It didn't look promising.
Going into the stadium from the parking lot. Oliver is asleep and Matt is carrying him in.

But, as luck would have it, Oliver got into the game and lasted about 55 minutes of the 90 minute game before getting antsy. He even got into the cheers, revising some of the old classics. He thought the team name was Red Balls, so the the cheer went, "Lets go Red Balls!!" and he even decided to cheer for the other team, which was in blue, and cheered, "Lets go Blue Balls!", which elicited quite a few laughs.
At our seats before the start of the game. Oliver is obviously awake at this point.

Chloe did fabulous and enjoyed the game (especially the trip to the Red Bulls team store afterwards).



The start of the game.

One of the 96 photos Oliver took during the game. He really liked the goalie because he gets to kick the ball and touch the ball with his hands. He was also in a different colored uniform---bright pink for Breast Cancer month--which Oliver thought was cool (he liked the other teams goalie who was in green too).

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