Throughout college I managed to make to a few games when I'd be home for visits on weekends. And throughout my teaching career I think I've made it to at least one of my alma mater's games and one game in the district where I teach each year. In fact, Cate's first football game, was a Mason game last year. So last night, in search of some free entertainment, we headed up to Mason for the first home game of the year.
Though she was bored at the beginning (we got there early, thinking the game started at 7 when it really started at 7:30), once the action started, she sat in those stands watching intensely (the first picture is from the cell phone, because I'd already put my zoom lens on the camera and didn't want to take it off again).
And she cheered when the players came out.
She posed for a picture with Daddy-- one of the only times she took her eyes off the field.
And got really excited when we tied it up in the first quarter.
She also enjoyed an ice cream with Daddy and waved "hi" to several former and current students. In fact, she loved one current student so much, she jumped right in her arms. Being a typical 8th grade girl, of course my student LOVED holding a baby for a bit. :-) Cate blew her kisses when we left at half time. I took this shot from the parking lot.
The moon was just so full and beautiful. I'm having fun learning how to take lower light shots without a flash, but it definitely requires a tripod since your shutter is open for so long. I didn't have my tripod, so the moon is a bit blurry, but you get the idea.
We all enjoyed the game and are hoping to get to at least one more this fall-- especially since we now know that Cate will sit through a half. Cate also added a new word to her vocabulary last night-- "football." That's my girl!