Fall is here, and that means it's time for Hawkeye football! Once nice thing about this time of year is that I don't have to think twice about anybody's outfit for Saturdays, at least not beyond what Hawkeye gear will be worn that day. And it's always pretty obvious that my family isn't the only one like that; anywhere I go on Saturdays in the fall I see people in their Hawkeye shirts, unless they're wearing their Cylone stuff, but I just ignore those people. :-) It's something I think is kind of neat- it's like a common bond among many strangers, and there's just something comforting about it for me.
The boys have some pretty cute Hawkeye stuff this fall, as you will see in these pictures taken over a couple of different weekends a few weeks ago.
Actually, first here's a picture Zach took of Drew pretending to take a picture.
And here's one Zach took of Jake.
This is probably my most favorite picture in a very long time. It seems Apple changed things and now I can't order pictures from iPhoto unless I update something, and that is a bummer because I really want to print a copy of this picture to frame! I know, I could print it some other way, but iPhoto is (or used to be) so easy and convenient! Hopefully I get it figured out, because I do love this picture.
I also clipped some other pictures (of course there were lots of group shots that aren't really worth keeping) to get these great individuals I also plan to print (sometime, somehow) to put up in the house.
A couple of weeks ago I was going through the bins of baby clothes to get out some new stuff for Jake, and I though most of the clothes were hand-me-downs from Zach and Drew, there were a few new things in there were gifts. One such item was this cute vintage Herky onesie I got Jake on sale for his stocking when he was just 2 weeks old. I'm so excited that it fits him finally (or already- sometimes it seems like it's been a long time, and at other times it seems like I just bought it). Jake wore this onesie when the Hawkeyes played Pitt, which was quite the game. If you missed it, let me give a very brief recap- the Hawkeyes were down 24-3 at the end of the 3rd quarter, but came back to win 31-27. It was a very exciting 4th quarter. You can see from these pictures of Jake that at the tender age of 9 months, he is already an involved and animated Hawkeye football watcher, just like his dad.
Jake and I were both very happy that the Hawkeyes pulled off that win, as it meant Mike was in a good mood the rest of the night. Coach Ferentz, we'll take some more wins like that, please.