Saturday, September 15, 2007

Family Duck Day

Because a certain 5 year old threw an all-out panic attack of being left out of the fun of going to the Duck game (we had gotten an extra ticket in our row for Brayden), and because Stephies moms friend had an extra ticket (happens to be Kellen Clemens aunt), we were able to take the whole family to the Fresno State game. Once again, Mikayla laid on my lap and slept through at least a quarter of the game. But, as the weather cooled down and the game became a blow-out - she perked up and the whole family had a good time being silly and having fun.

So, does this guy look familiar........ Prior to the game, the announcers brought a special celebrity to the field -none other than Ahmad Rashad - football player extraordinare (NFL Hall of Famer), UO alum (his name was Bobby Moore), and ex-husband to The Cosby Shows Phyllicia Rashad. For anyone who knows John, it shouldnt surprise you at all that somehow he found a way to get him to sign Braydens hat and have a picture taken with him (yes, that is a sucker stick hanging out of Braydens mouth - he didnt have a clue who the guy was). The folks in our section were very impressed, even if Brayden wasnt. Way to go John, now well need another hat for Brayden as that will have to get set in a place of honor in his room.


HollieHobbie said...

Love the pics! And I always get celeb struck, so way to go getting Brayden there! I don't get it though, Bobby Moore turned into Ahmad Rashad? Was it a fame name or a religious name?

Stephietoo said...

Hollie - Ahmad Rashad changed his name from Bobby Moore in 1973. He took his Muslim name, which means "Admirable One Led to Truth," after his adult conversion. So, to answer your question, it was a religious reason for changing his name.

Stephie - "Family Duck Day" was a blast and I am glad Travie and I got to spend it with you guys. Kay-Bear, I am glad we were able to get you a ticket. I had so much fun answering your questions about "Who are those guys in the stripes?"; "Why do those numbers keep changing on that board?", "Why are all of the people cheering even when no one scores any points?"; "Why do the guys in stripes keep waving their hands above their heads?"; "How can you tell how many points each team has?"; and "How can you tell who has the ball?" My favorite though has to be when you told me, ever so matter-of-factly, "The Bulldogs aren't really that good at football."

I love you guys! - Stephietoo