11.28.2012

UGA vs. GA Tech

Saturday morning came all to early, as in 6:30, for us to get ready to go to the UGA game.
This is was our oldest Godson, Charlie's, very first UGA football game.
He is 5 1/2, so it seemed like a good time to take him to one.
Both of his parents, and his Uncle Brandon and Aunt Cherish went to UGA, and Charlie was born in Athens while the guys were in Vet school, so red and black run through his veins.
 It was SO cold and windy on Saturday, which wasn't exactly ideal for anyone, especially little ones, but we made the best of it.
 We tried to make it to the Dawg Walk, but it just started way too early.
We'll be sure to take him next time.
 Don't we look cold? Our seats are covered and thus shaded, which is nice when it's hot, but it's brutal when it's cold.
 Charlie was so good throughout the entire game.
He never even asked to get up and go to the bathroom.
He was engaged and cheering and asking his Uncle Brandon questions about the game.
 Here come the Dawgs!!
 Here come the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets!
 During halftime Uncle Brandon took Charlie down by the hedges to warm up in the sunshine and see Uga IX.
I begged him to take the DSLR camera, but he said he couldn't manage the camera and the kid at once...well I have news that he better learn how before we have kids of our own! :)
 Uga's personal escort lifted him up for all of the little ones to see!
If only Brandon had taken the big camera...
Either way, Charlie was super excited to get to see Uga so close!
It was also special, too, because Uga's personal veterinarian is also a professor at the vet school that taught Brandon and Phil (Charlie's dad).
His name is Dr. Hollett, and unfortunately he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, so we have been earnestly lifting him up in prayer. He is a wonderful man, veterinarian and professor.
Thankfully it was a high scoring game and we beat the socks off Tech 42-10, which made it even more fun for a child to watch.
 Our last look at the beautiful Sanford Stadium for the season.
We'll meet again between the hedges next September.
 The player's buses lined up outside the stadium.
 Such a cute little boy!
 After the victory we took Charlie to ring the Chapel Bell on North Campus.
 It is tradition to ring the Chapel Bell after a Bulldawg victory.
 Waiting in line and watching the bell ring.
 Ring that bell!
 My turn to ring the bell.
 I know I am biased, but UGA has one of the most beautiful campuses.
The landscaping, flora, and fauna are just lovely and our architecture embodies the South.
 Herty field was the original football field.
 After ringing the bell we took Charlie back to the bookstore to do a little shopping.
He picked out a shirt and a basketball.
 These two ran and ran until someone was bound to fall.
 Isn't this the cutest little recycling center?
 I knew this was bound to happen.
In fact, I made a comment about it almost 30 seconds before it happened.
Can you figure it out?
 After some whining and complaining about being cold and wet and his Uncle Brandon telling him that there are consequences to your actions, he smiled.
 Here is the Chapel from the front.
 Walking though downtown on our way back to the car.
 I love these two.
My little April 9 and my big April 19. Aries.
They just get each other and I can't wait to see how their relationship grows in the future.
I hope they are always close.
 Uncle Brandon had to take the poor munchkin's pants, socks, and shoes off for the ride home since they were soaking wet.
We cut the heat and he was asleep within 15 minutes.
 I am so thankful for this day and this opportunity to share it with Charlie.
We look forward to taking the kids to many more events in the future.
I think a UGA basketball game is in order next!
We hope the Dawgs can take down the Tide in the SEC Championship in Atlanta on Saturday so that we can have a shot at winning the National Championship!

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