Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Little Elvis' Mommy learns a few things in Miss., Pt. 1

We're back home. Landed last night after a nice delay tacked on top of a two hour layover. Little Elvis recognized his Daddy, but didn't want Daddy to touch him right away. This was a better reaction than he had this summer when he bawled at the first sight of Bob.

In other news, I learned some very important lessons about my little guy during this trip.

1. Pretty much whatever I say he will or will not eat will be wrong. I had no idea he was flavor loyal when it came to jelly. He is. If it's not grape, it's rubbish!

2. He's sneaky. He remembered that my parents were pretty easy marks when it came to getting what he wanted, but he figured out very quickly that my grandmothers were even bigger pushovers. It took him about 2 minutes in to make that assessment and commence with getting whatever it was he wanted (usually it was to go outside.)

3. My dreams of my son becoming an NFL kicker and supporting me might not come true.

Here he is before a HUGE football game at my high school alma mater (my dad's the athletic director of the school and ordered Little Elvis' super tricked out jersey, with Peyton Manning's number, natch.)
Here he is once the game started. Those aren't tears of joy -- despite the acquisition of a Cheeto -- he was petrified. This really was a huge game. The stadium was almost at capacity and it was very loud. They started off the game with fireworks, which they NEVER did when I went there. If you couple that with loud cheers, some cowbells (it IS Mississippi) and the band... it was just too much. It was also past bedtime. We made it through the first half, but just barely.
4. He didn't seem too impressed with his first boat ride. While the football game drew out some pretty strong emotions, he was only mildly interested in the boat ride. This crushes my father's dreams of Little Elvis becoming a pro fisherman and getting his Coachpa a super-tricked-out boat.
5. Little Elvis can rock just about any type of headgear. Here he is wearing an adult's toboggan (I am southern, and that is what I call it.)Here, he's wearing a cheap bandana that I'm sure was given away at some sales event. He rocks it, though.
And I just like this picture. I think my mom looks like a movie star in this shot, and Little Elvis looks like he's challenging the water to impress him.

We had fun, and I still have other pictures and stories to share. Hopefully I will remember them all. AND I have fodder for two new music videos! Both from early 80s we think.


Blogger mpotter said...

glad you're back safe & sound.
vacation looked like a lot of fun. funny what you learn, huh???

and don't worry- he can still be a kicker. let's hope he grows into the noise. and when the whole stadium is chanting "elvis, elvis" i guess it will make it much better!

11:10 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

Seems like it was a big trip with lots of firsts! You're right. He does rock the head gear. My little one likes hats too, and I agree that it's a toboggan.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Looks like you guys had a great time. The jersey from your dad is awesome. What a fun night!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Looks like a fun trip, in spite of Elvis not liking the football. Glad you are home safe.

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

He's getting so big! It looks like you guys had another great trip :)

9:16 AM  

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