Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hawkeye Football!!

 After living here for the first 18 years of my life, and being back here with Brennan for 2 years, I finally made it to my first Hawkeye football game.  Every season we have talked about wanting to go, but tickets can be pricey and we just never managed to get our hands on reasonable ones.  On Friday Tatum had her 9 month check up and our doctor asked if we go to the Hawkeye games and then asked if we wanted tickets for the game the next day.  Now there's a bonus to taking Tatum to the doctor. :) At first we figured we would just take Tatum with us, but on the tickets it says that everyone in attendance has to have a ticket, regardless of age.  Seems a little bit ridiculous that we would have to pay for a 9 month old.  Luckily my mom wasn't too busy on Saturday and was generous enough to come and watch Tatum. Once we got to the game we were VERY glad we didn't have Tatum with us. It was hot and bright and very crowded.  She would have been miserable and consequently so would we. It was a good game and the Hawks won! There were a lot of injuries and most of them seemed a bit theatrical if you ask me...but what do I know.
 Not only did my mom babysit Tatum but she even acted as taxi driver and drove us down to the game and came and got us so we wouldn't have to worry about the parking craziness. When she brought us back she pulled my car into the garage and just as Brennan was putting up his hand to tell her to stop she was asking how far in she needed to go.  So she stopped and this is where the car was. Think she was in far enough? If she would have gone any further we would have been sitting in our downstairs living room! It gave us all a good chuckle.
We sure are lucky to have gone on two Tatum-free dates in two weeks.  Thanks again mom and dad for babysitting for us! Go Hawks!


  1. Oooh momma Cardon! Lol that's precision right there!
    It's good to know I'm not the only one who grew up 30 minutes from The U of I and have never been to a game... Glad you got to experience one finally! :)

  2. Who is your doctor??! That's so ridiculous that you have to buy a ticket even for babies, but maybe they do it because they know babies will be miserable. I'd never take Oakley. She'd probably make the whole section miserable. Tatum is so active! Holy cow! Where is she learning all this stuff? I miss you guys! Keep the blog posts coming. :)