Monday, September 12, 2011

Roll Out the Barrel

Big Weekend!
Big Weekend for Parker.

I was just HIS cheerleader.

Friday was the first football game of the season.
Between 3 and 5 pm, Parker, his friend Dominique and I turned this -

into THIS
 Then the new Flag Boys and freshly recruited Barrel Man Boy came over for training.

Normally, they go to a pre-game dinner with the cheerleaders but before the FIRST game, they go out for their own manly dinner and discuss business - the business of being a Flag Boy.

I went to the game with the sole purpose of taking pictures.
I went with the "good" camera, the "better" lens and a fully charged battery.
I did not go with a memory card.

Plus. we were playing a team who was going to KILL us.  They've won state the last THREE years and haven't lost a game since 2008. (When they lost to us.)
So when the score was 7 to nothing them, I left.

And then it got exciting...........of course.
We won.
It made the front page of the Denver Post.............
not because WE are that good, but because the other school hadn't lost in 34 games.

Anyway.........that necessitated a second dinner at 10:30 at night.
Then Saturday, Parker was out the door at 7:30 for the ACTs, then to the school for "Wall" decorating for Homecoming and then off to finish the Homecoming float that was "due" at 10 pm.

Oh........you'll get to see it ALL!
This week is Homecoming week and there is NO END to the fun!
I hope Parker crammed a lot of sleep into his Sunday nap yesterday because there will be A LOT of late night funness and celebration this week!

7 comments:

Andrea said...

I love the photos! You do know that if you stayed with a fully functioning camera, they'd have lost!

Guymons said...

I always love your use of the cross out a word function....gotta find that on my keyboard/blogger...except I'm not as witty as you....
I have 2 cameras, as well, one fits in my purse/pocket and takes lousy pictures...the other is large and has no lens cap, but takes good pictures....I usually have the lousy one with me. haha

Mama Badger said...

Sure, sure, blame it on the camera! SOunds like Parker is in for a fun school year. He is taking classes, right?

Amy @ Clan Carlson said...

You do realise that the whole reason they won was becaues your forgot your memory card, and you ended up leaving early. Murphy's law. :) I do love the photos you did get, though. :)

Rachael said...

I can't wait till Alexis gets to High School for all this fun!!!!!

Danelle said...

Your anecdote about bringing the good camera and forgetting the memory card is very painful to me. ;) But it seems like everyone has more fun when we can't take any pictures.

Julianna said...

I've been told that the less I pay attention, the better people do sports wise.

It's the "Juli factor", or so I've been told.

Personally, I just don't think they want me around. Something about carring on in the stands and making a scene...