Jacob's lacrosse team was doing the pregame tunnel and playing at halftime of the Knighthawks' season opener, hence the urgency to get there despite my illness. Thankfully I felt so much better on Saturday so we could make Jacob's regular game in the afternoon and then head off to the Knighthawks game that night. It was time for yet another banner raising...third in a row (and judging by the start of this season, probably the last for a while)...
The team got to be on the field to welcome the players out to the turf. You can't really see them, but Jacob's team is in white to the right of the dancers (in black and teal). The girls team was across the way in orange.
Here's Jacob ready to go out at halftime. He was excited, of course!
They did a bit of a free-for-all out there like they did last year, so he ran in to take shots and actually was mixing it up with his teammates a bit. Boys...any chance for a battle. They were fine, just silly rolling around on the turf. Here he is taking a shot...
Meanwhile, Carter was snacking away and smiling at the people above us in the stands. Everyone loved his tiny jersey, which is getting ever closer to really fitting him. It is pretty darn cute.
Finally, I had been meaning to take a picture like this since early December, and I finally remembered last week. This is a view of the Liberty Pole in downtown Rochester from my office. Every year at Christmas they put lights on the cables attached to this piece of artwork, and it really does look pretty. One of these years I'm actually going to get down there and take pictures from the base. My boss actually did an awesome Christmas card this year with her abstract photo of it. I just liked the look of the photo at twilight. Not bad from 16 stories up, a couple blocks away, and through a window!
In other news...last night was another rough one, with Jacob up in the middle of the night again. I think the virus must have shifted south...either that or his medicine is wreaking havoc on his system. Luckily Craig was there so it wasn't just me, but it was yet another night awake for an extended period of time and I am really exhausted today. This whole couple months of illness has been really draining. From rough nights to work-related stress (for what I'm not there to be working on) to general stress about the kids' health to worrying about the next thing (which I only started doing recently, given this crazy series of illnesses we've had), it's all been pretty exhausting. Add in the holidays and the end-of-year/new year stuff at work, and it's been one heck of a challenge. I'm just ready for some smooth sailing, you know? Seems like it's been far too long since that was the case, but in the grand scheme of things we're still pretty blessed. Tired and germ-filled, but blessed.