Tailgating Toddler

We made our first family trip to Gainesville on Saturday for the Tennessee Game. It was so much fun!

It took me a few days to recover from trekking all over campus and keeping up with a one and a half year old all day-wow that's a lot.

Josh loves tailgating and just has so much fun cooking up a storm. Although we would typically head up on Friday night, the past few weeks have been hectic for our little family, so we decided to head up on Saturday.

Breakfast is usually Josh's domain and this time was no different. We packed coolers on Friday night and set the alarm for 5 am (humm maybe another reason I was tired). We headed out just as the sun was rising for the two and a half hour drive. James was sweet and quiet in his car seat until the last 30 minutes or so. It was a fun little family road trip that involved very creative renditions of the Wheels on the Bus.

When we arrived we zipped into a parking spot and met up with our crew. Josh got to cooking and I got to teaching James about corn hole.

Love my boys!

We also did lots of puzzles and ran ALL OVER the field.

Oh that cowlick...

Cheese grits and hash browns. My kind of tailgate!

After breakfast we headed to the Florida bookstore, where James got his first Gator baseball hat and more books about Albert the Alligator (one of our favorite reading topics).

We continued on down to the Phi Mu house, it was so neat to see the beautiful addition, and one of my college roomies was inducted to the hall of fame. She pretty darn fantastic!

I couldn't believe how many ladies were there, it was really a special treat and I hope to run into more sisters soon!!

A lot of our friend were waiting for us back at the tailgate so we walked back over, and explored campus more. I love to see all the game day outfits. I never got a picture in my dress, but I'm sure I'll wear it to any other games I go to. Although I switched in and out of my orange and blue jacks with more comfy croc loafers for walking. My back hurts too much from toting James around to even think of wearing flip flops all day anymore-ha!

We went to Alumni Hall, but just missed Albert and Alberta-darn. James posed with this statue instead.

Before we knew it, it was game time. I had decided to stay back at the RV with James all along because I didn't think either of us would have the energy to go to the game. He may have, but I didn't!
He never stopped going all day, I was sure glad when everyone started trickling back from the game. It's always a great thing to beat Tennessee.

We won't be going to every game this season, but I'm looking forward to a few more with my fellas. As always, it's Great to be a Florida Gator!!

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Dee Stephens said...

Good for you guys getting him started early. I would have probably done the same in staying back at the tailgate. That would have been loud for little James too!

Kristin said...

Go James!! I'm impressed you both lasted! I'm exhausted just reading all you did.

Melissa said...

Loved it!

Go Gators : )

Ruth said...

I am glad y'all had a blast. And that is so amazing about your roommate.