Monday, April 11, 2011

Afternoon at the Link

Our friends, Pat and Giustina invited us to a 'Huddle up for Autism' event at Lincoln Financial Field. It was a day for kids to roam around the Link, where the Philadelphia Eagles play. We're huge Birds fans and this was the boys first time visiting the stadium.

We were greeted by some of the Eagles Cheerleaders. They looked like they were about 16 and made me feel extremely old. It's pretty bad when even your husband says that the cheerleaders look like they're in high school. They were incredibly sweet though and posed happily for pictures with some of their future fans!

Look at how happy Nicholas looks!!
Swoop was there as soon as we walked through the doors, but there were so many people surrounding him that we skipped the line and went over to the balloon animal-maker. There was a lot there for the kids to do like, arts & crafts, magic shows and a giant inflatable pirate ship, but my boys were too young for some of it or the lines were a little too long.

We headed downstairs and into the Visitors Locker Room. We were hoping that when the G-Girls (Giants) or the Cowgirls visited, they'd be welcomed by a pink glittery locker room, but unfortunately it was gray.

Then, it was on to the Eagles Locker Room!!

Afterwards, we headed down to the field. They opened one of the end zones up for the kids to run an obstacle course on!

Uncle Pat & Nicholas
Daddy showed the boys where the Eagles play. I think that the open field was extremely inviting to the boys! They wanted to get down and run so badly!

Finally -- we're allowed to run around!

Nolan was spent by the end of the day! We left the house at 10:30 in the morning, right before their nap. They were very, very good during the tour considering it was in the middle of their nap time!
After we got back home, the boys took a nap and when they woke, the four of us cleaned up the backyard after the long winter. There were leaves & sticks everywhere and the boys had a great time helping rake & put them into trash bags. Nolan pushed his lawn mower around the yard just like his daddy. It was a fun, beautiful day!