Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII

We went to a Super Bowl party at the church last night. DH and I have watched the Super Bowl every year since college, but this was the first time we went to a "real" party. ("Parties" in the past consisted of watching the game in DH's on-campus apartment with 2-3 of his roommates.)

We didn't manage to get there until after kickoff. The room was all dark, the game was up on a big screen, and most of the food was gone. Oops. There was still enough pizza and meatballs and little sausage thingies for us to stuff our faces though. For the first 1/2 hour, LB just sat on our laps, absolutely mesmerized by the big screen. He was so captivated, he wasn't eating!! (This is saying a LOT).

After that, however, the screen couldn't hold his attention for more than a couple moments. The only time he watched it intently again was during the coke commercial where the insects steal the guy's drink. He liked it because of the music. And that was about the only thing I got to see as well.

DH and I tried to switch off who was responsible for keeping LB from disturbing everyone else, but I think I missed more of the game than he did. I did insist on seeing the last 4 minutes of the game, which turned out to be very exciting.

DH and I aren't big sports fans; we weren't rooting for one team over the other. Most of the others in the room, however, were Cardinals fans. Except for the two girls who, not being sports fans either, chose the Steelers just to be ornery. They were sure to be very loud about it too, lol.

I'll tell you though, watching an exciting game with a roomful of people who are passionate about it makes for a very enjoyable experience!

I also got a chance to chat with the only other mom currently in the church right now (it's a pretty small congregation.) She has three little ones: 5, 3, & <1. LB enjoys playing with the 3 year old and I enjoy taking about "mom stuff" with her. She's the college pastor's wife and actually DH has a meeting with him today to talk about his baptism (yes, DH is getting baptized!).

We weren't sure we were going to stay for the whole game, because of LB's bedtime. But we did. LB was exhausted (and soaking wet) by the time we left, but it was a lot of fun.

I think next time, if DH and I want to BOTH watch the game, we'll need someone who's not interested in the game to watch LB!


ehart said...

Congrats to your husband on his upcoming baptism--that's a big step.

It's hard to keep little ones out of the way and entertained in crowd situations. That's one thing I'm glad is behind me.

I'm glad you've found another mom to connect with. We need those connections in our lives.

Jennifer said...

The baptism is big thing! Especially since he was baptized as a baby and had never understood was Believer's Baptism is.

We DO need those connections! I've been learning that, living way out here in TN with (almost) all my family in CA.