I've been to one NFL game in my life. David and the kids have never been, so when a friend offered us 5 free tickets to the game on Sunday, I couldn't pass them up. So, after our whirlwind trip to Vegas, we loaded up and drove down to Phoenix.
We had enough time to stop at Wildflower Bread Company for yummy salads before the game.
And we got there just in time to see the opening events. It was a zoo around the stadium. I couldn't believe the amount of people. Crazy!
The huge flag they pull over the field turning the National Anthem was awesome!
We had fantastic seats!
The kids didn't know a lot about football. We rarely have it on in the house, so we had to explain a lot to them. But, they still had fun. The excitement is in the air, even if you barely know what's going on and it's easy to get in the spirit. Just look at Noah cheerin' on the Cardinals.
And here we all are enjoying the game.
It was a great game and they won by 3 points with 3 seconds left on the clock. We wouldn't know that because we left 3 minutes early. We were winning by 7 and thought we were going to win. We've heard the lines getting out were insane and you sometimes wait an hour in the parking lot. We wouldn't mind if we lived close by, but with a 90 minute drive home, on a school night, we needed to beat the crowd. We had fun regardless.
We had an action packed weekend full of firsts for our kids...first time to Nevada (and Vegas), first Cirque show (or any show for that matter), first NFL game, first time seeing a black man dressed like a woman wearing a thong! HA! It was all great, and I'm so thankful that we are able to expose our kids to different things and different worlds besides ours here in rural Arizona. Our kids are such troopers and up for everything and anything. I love that about them.