Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Take me out to the ballgame...to watch football players!

Saturday was such a fun day for us...and I think it's gonna be the first of an annual event for our family, too. We (Houston) have a phenomenal defensive player for the Texans in JJ Watt. The man is pretty awesome - his foundation does so much to help kids.  

Saturday he hosted a softball game - Texans offense vs. defense - and raised over $300,000 for the charity. This money was earmarked to help middle school kids through after school sports programs.
I found a cool video from the game through his site, too...check it out!

My kids are big Texans fans - stands to reason living in the house with their father!! They had a blast. Aaron got his football autographed by some of the players, including JJ Watt - I don't think daddy is going to give him back his football now, though! :)

Waiting on that autograph!IMG_3878
Got it!IMG_3883Copy
Cheesing for pics with the football...and Emma had her picture taken with the SWAT Team...WattCollage5
Toro was there and even took a turn at bat and time to sign autographs for the fans!WattCollage4
I think the players had a lot of fun - they were dancing in the outfield, had a fake rush on the mound, had a rapper for their manager...what fun their job must be!
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Wonder where we can find this big glove!WattCollage2
Michael got to see his favorite player up close & personal, too!IMG_3920
Cushing is still in rehab so he just coached first base.IMG_3902Copy
And Schaub took out a fence, but made the catch!IMG_4017Copy
And of course, the cheerleaders were there...though only for a minute actually. They just came out to announce the players then they were gone again...IMG_3936Copy
These were a few of my favorite shots...we were close, but next year we're buying tickets the day they go on sale and hopefully get some right behind the dugout. There was a lot of signing going on there!IMG_4025_1CopyIMG_4023_1CopyIMG_3983_1CopyIMG_4000_1CopyWattCollage1
It was a wonderful day out. We were gone all day, but it was all fun & everyone slept very well that night, too! Friday we were actually gone all evening, too. Michael's company hosts a crawfish boil every year and this year it was Friday...bounce houses, bull rides, pinatas, candy, games...it was a full evening as well!
Crawfish, piñatas, & bounce houses oh my!! Oh and a bull, too! That's what our Friday was made of!
So the kids had a full weekend, needless to say!

Lately every weekend seems to be that way - we haven't had an open day on the weekend in about 6 weeks now I think. I'm ready for some down time! But it sure was fun!!!


  1. Awesome pictures!!! That's so exciting that you got to experience that!

  2. These came out great! looks like everyone had a blast. My son would have loved something like that.


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