Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rain-- Not Always A Bad Thing!

Rain is not always bad news . . . not when you've got a cool umbrella! What do you do when it looks like rain for the first "home" football game of our local Catholic high school??

Find your accessories, of course! Grab that umbrella, a doggie and a little lamb and you're all set. Well, if your Miss M, you're ready! And since it hadn't actually started raining yet, just getting the umbrella out meant that someone needed to put it up and prance around with it a bit! Leave it to a 7-year old to make an umbrella fun!

While we don't have any kids playing on the team or even in the high school, the home football games are a social occasion for the grade-school group! Finally, last Friday it was time for the first home game, so you can bet we made plans to attend.

So, here's what we did at the game . . . ate hot dogs, popcorn and ring pops. While Mr. Tennis watched the game, I kept an an eye on Maddy and her friends - they joined the other kids and did cartwheels and handstands on the track surrounding the field. Yeah, they were really paying attention! ;) Our team was ahead, so when it really started to rain and lightning (!) at half-time, we booked! But, it was loads of fun. Next Friday evening -- homecoming -- we'll be there! :)

21 comments:

Anna Grace and Andrew's Jie Jie said...

Too Cute!

Jodee Leader said...

That sounds like my kind of football game -- hot dogs and ring pops!

I love Maddy's rainbow umbrella!

I hope you are getting lots done this weekend!

Gail said...

How fun! And can't forget those ring pops!!! ;)

Kim said...

Love her pose! My best friend when to Pius and I can remember going to football games with her. What memories. I am glad you had such a great time.

Donna said...

Sounds like a lot of fun for all!

a Tonggu Momma said...

She is working that umbrella. Love it - such a bright swatch of color for a gloomy day.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sounds like a fun Friday night!!

Maddy looks super cute sporting her accessory of choice.....who knew umbrellas could be so much fun!

Lisa

Super Mommy said...

Cute umbrella! My girlies love the rain and their rain gear! They cannot wait for it to rain!

Chris and Deb said...

Isn't she just the cutest?!?! Love the umbrella and her "pets"! Sounds like you had fun!

Hope you have a great week!
Deb

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

What a fun evening! We've been loving having rain in Texas--FINALLY and being able to use our umbrellas. Darling picture!

Blessings~
Lisa

Marla said...

Cute, I cant wait to see her homecoming outfit.

Lisa said...

She looks so cute! : )

Farmgirl Paints said...

Gotta love Fall and football, at least that's what my husband says. Super cute umbrella.

Sandy Toes said...

What a sweetie in that colorful umbrella of hers!
sandy toe

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

she can truly strike a pose!

Lucy said...

Love this time of year and high school football games! Maddy's umbrella is so cute, as Magnolia calls them...barillas! They sure are fun to use rain or not!

Teresa said...

Looks like a whole lotta fun!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I absolutely LOVE fall and football...and Maddy's adorable umbrella, of course! Good for you for eating hot dogs and ring pops. Its a tough job, but someone's got to do it! :)
Carrie

Laura L. said...

I need an umbrella like that too! :)

Ah, football game food...that sounds good.

Bridget said...

Sounds like my kind of football game (especially the eating treats part). Maddy looks adorable with her umbrella! Lucy is umbrella crazy - too bad we have had no rain all summer! Hope you are having a good week!

~Bridget

Dawn said...

LOVE the umbrella....we just took Lucy to her first High School Football game...she loved it...she thinks all the boys friends are her friends, so she didn;t really get it when they didn;t hang out with her all night!!! Maddy is getting so big and what a doll!!