Friday, March 4, 2011

Timberwolves Game

So Sunday we went to the Timberwolves game. It was the kids' first time at any basketball game other than C's games through the YMCA. It's a bit different, right?! The kids did a great job sitting and watching the game, which made it really fun.

At first we were up in the "nosebleed" section and a bit in the dark.
After the first quarter we got up and moved to some different seats, because as you can see from this view,
there were a few empty seats. So then we had this view:
A little better, don't you think? C was really quite comfortable in his seat. He liked all of the leg room and the fact that there wasn't anyone in front of him, so he didn't have to worry about where his feet were.
There were many things to keep them occupied at the game, which is why we were able to stay all the way to the end of the game! First was the howling. They didn't understand why everyone was howling during the free throws. We explained that it was so the other team might get distracted and miss the shot. Then they asked why it was howling and not something else. So then came the lesson on what a timberwolf is and why our team name is as such.

The kids really liked the music that they played during the time-outs or even during the game. By the end of the game they were trying to dance crazy to try and get on the big screen. It didn't work this time-maybe next time. 

The main thing they were consumed by was snacks. If you know our kids, they are obsessed by snacks, especially A. The first thing A had her eye on was cotton candy. She was making eyes with the vendor and we told her she had to wait. Well...this little girl must have made some face, because as he made it to the top with all of his pink cotton candy, all of a sudden a bag plopped in my lap from up above! He smiled and moved along. Funny thing is about A, she doesn't like to try new things. Our kids haven't ever had cotton candy, and she did not want to try it! Crazy! C tried it, but could take it or leave it. We ended up giving it to the person behind us. So, treat #2 was a blue snow cone.
I'm not sure our kids have had these either. We're a mostly ice cream family, you know! They loved these, but they were awfully hard to eat. Clearly they had had enough to change their tongues to this alien-blue color!
One last bit of fun to share happened when A and I went to the bathroom. While we were gone the cheerleaders/dancers came out on the floor to perform. They were in their third or fourth outfit and these are some of the things C said to J:
Daddy, I like the cheerleaders with the yellow hair.
(Apparently he has already decided he likes blonds.) and then...
I like their bottoms in these shorts.
(And apparently C has already picked what he likes best. Ugh!)
We had so much fun at the game, and I think we would definitely go again! The best part of the game was the fact that the Timberwolves won! Let's just say this isn't something that has happened too often this year.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like quite a day full of fun and new experiences. What a great recording of this memory for the future. Love those tongues!