Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First Zags Game

Family Zag Pic
This year we have been lucky enough to go to a few Gonzaga basketball games. For those of you who live outside of Spokompton, or don't know much about Spokane in general, the Zags are the hot ticket in town.  Spokane loves their Gonzaga Bulldogs, so much that you can't buy a ticket. Every seat in the house, minus the student section, is a season ticket holder. There is also a huge waiting list to become a season ticket holder, and just to be on the list you have to pay something ridiculous, like 5 grand a year (I don't think it's 5 grand, but it's something like that. whatever it is, it's insane). If you're not a season ticket holder, the best way to go to a game is to find friends who are. That is how we've been lucky enough to go.  Anyway, we brought Dylan with us the other night and she was loving it! At first she was probably thinking, what the heck is going on. I don't think she's ever been anywhere so loud. It didn't take her too long to warm up to things.  She even started dancing to the all the Hip-Hop they were playing (see video below).  The best part is I think the game taught her how to clap. I've clapped for her before, but I don't think she realized the purpose of clapping until experiencing the game and being part of the crowd. Also, a couple days later, the Zags game was on TV and the second I turned it on, she stopped what she was doing, stared at the TV and started clapping. It was SO cute! Gotta start em young, right?? :)  

Dad and Dylan
Here is the video of her dancing...
video

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Holidays

Hey everyone! I'm Dylan.  Mommy hasn't posted much in the past few months so I thought I would help out a bit.  This last holiday season was a first for me. First Halloween, first Thanksgiving, and first Christmas. I went through many new and crazy experiences.  Most of which were pretty cool.  Yet, I must admit that there were a few experiences that weren't so cool.  I thought I'd warn some of you about these not so cool experiences so you don't go through what I went through next year. 

First... Halloween.  Mom, Dad and I went up to the Pumpkin Patch at Greenbluff this year.  For the most part it was great! Then mom showed me this....
What is this thing?? It's pretty much bigger than I am.  Then mom made me put my hand on it. Bad idea Mom!! It was cold, and bumpy, and...cold.  Hopefully I won't have to see one of those any time soon.

Next was Thanksgiving. I really liked this holiday. Dad and Mom let me try a whole bunch of new foods! But right before dinner I had a bit of a scare. Uncle Kreg brought in a big animal looking thing on a tray and started cutting into it. Out of nowhere he stopped his cutting and told Dad to bring me over to the "turkey" as they called it, and told him to lay me next to it like this....
Were they going to cut into me?!?! I then overheard them say something about me and this so called turkey both being 14 pounds whatever that means. Lukily, they didn't cut into me. Would have really put a damper on things.

Christmas was the last of my "first" holidays.  I have to admit, this was my favorite.  My cousin Annabelle from California came up to visit. (she has a long way to go still... can't even sit yet!) Everything about Christmas was amazing!! But if anyone in your family tells you we're going to the mall to see the old guy "Santa," you run!! As fast as you can! Don't look back! I wish someone would have warned me. As you can see, nobody did...



Almost called child services after this one.  Can you believe they left me there alone?!?

Anywho... I hope this helps and I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!
-dylan