We went down to Meet the Team day to see the UVA Men's Basketball team and get signatures. The boys were in absolute heaven, especially when they got to play in the practice gym, tour the weight room and locker room, play ping pong in the team lounge, and see the Coaches offices.
But Evan realized he was in for a REAL treat when we went on the court to get signatures from our favorite players. the only one Evan would stand in line for is his absolute favorite: Evan Nolte. EN is tall, and a good player, and from Wisconsin, and "ohmygoshwehavethesamename!" We got his signature, and asked for a photo, to which he happily obliged. Staging the photo was a bit problematic though, seeing as we have a 3' tall child and a nearly 7'tall player, plus Drew would NOT let it happen with out him. EP stood on a chair, and EN was kind enough to pick Drew up (though he clearly hasn't been around lots of little ones from the way he held him).
About 10 minutes later, while we were in line for another set of signatures, EP turns to daddy with curiosity in his eyes - he's clearly been pondering this question for a while - and asks, "Daddy, do you think Evan would babysit me some time?" (Melt) We told him to go ask! So EP ran back to EN and asked. EN was great - he said Sure--though maybe the summer would be a good time instead of during the season, and EP was thrilled.
Another 10 minutes later, EP grabs Daddy's pant leg and asks with urgency and semi-panic, "Daddy WAIT! We don't have Evan Nolte's phone number!!" (Aww!) He ran back again to an amused EN gave him his number that went something like this: 555-111-2323. EP tried so hard to remember it! He was thrilled to make the connection with his basketball hero.
"Player, did you get hurt? I'll fix you."
"I'm a doctor!"
Let's see if I can lift this one...
It's Evan and Evan! And Drew too!
And yep, EP is standing on a chair.
Will you babysit for me?
Can you give me your phone number
so my mommy can call you to babysit?
"You guys keep standing in line for signatures.
I'm going to wait here."
Drew's planning a take-over of Ms. Katharine's desk.
She has pretty markers. I don't think we messed it up too much!
We got to chat with Mr. Coach Tony Bennett himself!