Wow! Imagine my surprise when I woke up, let the girls out, then sat down at my computer, only to find several comments from new people! I thought, "What's going on?" Then, I read one of the comments congratulating me for being featured on Follow Friday 40 and Over! WHAT?
Let me just say this: Yesterday was really crazy. The high school usually has its football games on Friday night, but, since the kids don't have school today, they had it last night. I've mentioned before that the band does the concessions at the games, right? Well, on home game days, I rush home after work, let the girls out, then rush up to the school to help prep for the game. Last night was the first night all season when the Mercy Rule wasn't in effect, so it was a late night. I didn't get home until 11:00 and went straight to bed. So, no visiting last night.
Since last night was the "Halloween" ballgame, the band dressed up in costume and did something special. They had a really fun time! Below are a couple of clips from halftime:
Last night was the biggest game of the regular season: both teams were undefeated and are #1 & #2 in the state. The District Title was on the line. Last year the game was dubbed a "Blackout" Game. Free black t-shirts were handed out, and the football players come out with black jerseys. This year was "Pink out". Pink t-shirts were handed out in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you've been reading, you know that one of the boys' (who graduated last year) mother passed away a few weeks ago from breast cancer. He was there last night, but I didn't get a chance to see him. He had a place of honor on the sidelines, and was their biggest cheerleader last night.
Last night was also Senior Night. The Seniors' numbers are painted on the field (they were in pink last night), and the coach takes a time out when there are a few seconds left in the game so that the seniors can stand on their number and be recognized. Very nice touch, and it really brings tears to your eyes seeing it, and thinking about all that they have accomplished the past 4 years. (Okay, last night it was probably the hormones, but when it's your son, it is incredible.)
This post turned out to be a lot longer than I had anticipated, so I'll leave you with a picture of mid-field from last night (you can see #11's number to the left of the 50):