Sunday, October 5, 2014

Small Town Sports

One of the things that I have come to really like, is that there is only one school for Denison, Texas.  Everyone in the community roots for the same kids and no one is split based on schools.  We are all yellow jackets, and it's nice to see the whole town cheering them on.  Cody likes to support his students too, so he tries to go to their games when they invite him.  So we went to some of his girls' first home volleyball game.  We saw the end of the 7th grade game and the whole 8th grade game.  He has 6 of the 10 players in his classes and it was fun to hear him tell me about them while they were playing.  Harper was a trooper, it was definitely a longer game than we expected.  She just climbed around on the bleachers for the first half and then got somewhat bored.  We took a short walk and she talked me into letting her have a sucker.  I am not usually the parent that just pays for all sorts of stuff, but she had been pretty good and it was just a ring pop.  So she was seriously excited.  She couldn't figure out how to eat it without getting it everywhere, so Cody helped her in the end, but she was still stuck with a blue face.  She had a great time though and it was nice to visit with Cody's work friends.  They are all so kind and love us so well!

We also go to all the home football games.  We sit with Buddy and Serena at the top of the stands on the 50 yard line.  Supposedly great seats as Buddy has been waiting for them for awhile.  We like to get to the game early and watch all the pre game festivities.  Since Harper and I leave the game around bedtime, we like to watch the teams enter and the girls do their pre game dance.  She loves watching the cheerleaders and the drill team.  Loves listening to the band.  Loves watching the Yellow Jacket mascot dance around.  She has a blast.  We sit near the the Spiegel's and Robert and Kita so Harper gets to see Julianne and Tessa too, which she loves.  The last week, we went to dinner at Watson Burger before the game.  They didn't end up having enough food Harper could eat, so we went to Braum's for dessert after.  Not sure how it makes sense that she got dessert because she didn't eat dinner, but it happened.  She loved it!  She is always talking about the ice cream place that has the pink ice cream (on the sign).  She wants to go all the time now.  I love that Cody does a good job of keeping us in check with money and also enjoying life from time to time.  It's fun!  

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