The day we’d been waiting for (since football season ended last year), finally came last Saturday…the home opener in Manhattan! I think our little college town is pretty amazing all of the time, but it has an extra bit of magic on game days. I’m so glad our kids get to experience it now!
We got into town on Friday night, just in time for Purple Power Play at the park. The kids jumped in bounce houses, got their faces painted, and ate their weight in purple kettle corn…
The night ended with a pep rally and fireworks…AND some very sleepy children (and mom).
Once everyone was in their gameday gear Saturday morning, I knew I wanted to snap a pic of the kids in the same spot that I did last year. Oh what a difference a year (and a little more hair) makes!!
And of course, there were some outtakes…
Now when I think of K-State football and tailgates, I think of scarves, jackets, and crisp fall air. Why do I always forget that the first couple of games are hotter than you know what? Seriously, mother nature…I just want to put my sunscreen away for the year!
Note to self: don’t forget your shorts next week. SO hot!
Annnnyway, the game was at 1:30…you know, nap time. So we really had no idea how it would go with Nash. (Arden of course ditched naps years ago and could go all day and all night if we’d let her. YIKES.) As it turns out, Nash is a true fan. He was a little sleepy, but he pushed through and did great! The bottomless popcorn may have helped…
I’m not sure Grandma and Grandpa got to watch much of the game because of a certain chatter box on their end…but she sure did have fun!
The cats won big time…and this guy stayed awake (and mostly happy) until we left the stadium. I’ll consider that a win win!
See you again soon, Manhappiness!