Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 2016

Since I'm so very far behind on this blog, I'm going to publish a whole bunch of "catch up" posts.  July was a fun month for us.

Here are some of the highlights from July.

We hired some guys to take down a very large palm tree in our backyard.

After the tree came down, a few bats flew out of the mess.  
The boys were thrilled at their new playground.

I kept getting bigger and bigger with baby Luke.

We played lots of one of our favorite games - Catan!

Brian and I went to the Birth Center to have an ultrasound and see Baby Luke for the first time.

We went shopping for a new washing machine after ours gave up on us after nine years. The nerve, right??

Jon took my phone to IYC youth conference at church.  We got some interesting shots out of it

Peter lost his two front teeth and, in the middle of that, looked a bit like a hillbilly.

And that was July - Stay tuned for more!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We Went to Tiger Stadium

We descended on the campus of LSU this morning to visit Tiger Stadium for a field trip.  

We watched a short highlight film and then had a tour of the game day facilities.

There was a helmet room where the helmets of NFL teams are displayed with the names of Tiger players who were drafted by those teams. 

Then we moved on to another room where trophies were displayed. 

Next it was time to visit the locker room.  

The jerseys are hung before every game and it takes 2-3 hours for the staff to prepare the uniforms for the players before each game.  The locker room recently underwent a renovation and now each locker is equipped with charging stations for phones and other devices during the game.  There are no lockable areas for the players to leave anything but the room is only used pre and post game and security guards are posted at the doors as well.  

Then it was time to move on.

We also visited a room where the Tigers come in during half time.

  This is the same area where press conferences are held.  The floor is covered with purple turf because the wear and tear from cleats was too hard on carpet.  

After our moment with the press we headed out to the field - making sure to touch the "Win Bar" before leaving the building.  

We had a great tour guide and finished our visit by saying "Hi" to Mike the Tiger!