A rare moment- Ronan paying attention to the game
Last weekend Ronan attended his first football game and enjoyed it, so last night all four of us went to see if Stanford soccer would be as entertaining.
Ronan looking around for things to do, with Mom and Nieve making each other chuckle
I was surprised they charged for admission ($7 adults/$4 for Ronan/Nieve was 'complimentary'); this may be in part why the crowd was only a few hundred people. Ronan seemed to enjouy running around the bleachers and meeting other kids- he found this more interesting than watching the game. However, he did yell, "GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAL" a few times after a booming kick (neither team scored when we were there) and asked, "what's that?" when the ref blew the whistle. He also liked to show people his ticket.
Mom, Nieve and Ronan enjoying the game from the stands
Nieve, the social butterfly, loved looking at all of the people in the stands but was frightened when the crowd noise became loud. Her hunger made her cranky and temperature was getting chilly- like many of the other families in the crowd we called it an evening by 7:30.
Front row seating under Sunday night lights
Volleyball is next on the list of sports to try out- it's probably too noisy for Nieve but Ronan will likely love the fast action, the frequent whistle blowing, and the indoor PA system.