Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A-Day Weekend and One Last Roll

For those of you who are unaware of the 
southern obsession that is 
SEC Football,
this past weekend was time
for teams all across the south to come
out and play their Spring games.
Everyone can come out and check out the team
and get excited about the upcoming 
Football Season!

A-Day as it is known for 
Auburn and Alabama as well
was set for this past Saturday...
The car was loaded up and we were
on our way to see the Tigers play/

Looked like we were leaving for a week,
but I promise we just went for the weekend!

We hung out in Kerri's condo where she lived until this past
December.  If you have a child heading to Auburn University
this fall and are looking for a cute place for them to live...
I can hook you up!

Jackson was trying to tell Aunt Leisa the "new" rules for checkers
but I don't think she was buying it.
And of course...they were AUBURN checkers!!

We headed out to A-Day and hung out with 83,401 of our
family and friends for a BEAUTIFUL afternoon on the Plains!

This was not Jackson's first trip to Auburn, but it was his first trip
into Jordan-Hare Stadium.  He was a little in awe and not 
really sure what was going on.
Aunt Leisa was so happy to finally have Jackson with her at a game.

The weather was perfect for watching a little football!
By the end of the game Jackson was getting the idea.
We also concluded that before he actually goes back for a 
regular season game...some ear protectors will be purchased!
The stadium was fairly calm and quiet compared to a regular season game,
yet he kept saying it was too loud...gonna have to work on this boy! 

Jackson was not really interested in having his picture made! 
Too much going on to stop for a photo!
I was able to snap a quick one with Kerri
not long after we sat down.

Another reason for our visit this weekend was to go for 
One Last Roll at Toomer's Corner.

If you don't know about the story of Toomer's Corner
you can read about it

All 83,401 from the stadium walked to Toomer's Corner 
for One Last Roll and joined in with about 20,000 people that were 
not in the stadium!

Toilet paper draped the trees up and down College Street to
the Corner!  It was amazing!

The Trees with their final rolling
blowing gently in the breeze.
Today, what is left of the trees
is being taken down.

Austin was carefully planning out his final roll...

and off his roll went to land in the trees.

Aunt Leisa was trying to tell Jackson where to aim and was also
standing by to grab the roll when it hit the ground
to try it again.

Jackson watching as his roll hit a poor man in the back of the head...
who picked it up and handed it right back to him and told him to 
try again!

With as many people as were crammed in to the streets surrounding the corner...
no one was pushy.  No one was angry when they got hit with a roll of TP.
Everyone was as friendly as could be.  College students were handing out rolls
to every little kid they passed.  Everyone was cheering and having a good time.

Little ones were having a blast playing in all of the paper on the ground.
Jackson and this little girl has a blast taking turns throwing paper
back and forth!

Jackson waiting to be dumped with paper!

He was having a BLAST!

I took this photo as we walked away from 
Toomer's Corner.
It was so pretty all dressed in white.

Jackson was having so much fun and we were hoping
that no one in Lee County, Alabama needed toilet paper for, 
well, the intended use of toilet paper....
because it was all swinging in the breeze at Toomer's Corner!

We stopped in Toomer's Drugs for some fresh squeezed Lemonade
and then headed back to the condo.
It was such a fun day and a little sad, too.

I can't wait to see what traditions are to come for
the little Tiger fans like Jackson...
but as Coach Gus says...

It's a New Day...

We are ready to get on the Gus Bus and 
see where the Tigers take us this year...

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL???
We Are!


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