The Crusaders are Canterbury’s Rugby team, not the National All Blacks team but still quite a serious league nonetheless. We got “take a kid to footy” tickets (good seats, plus a discount) to a game against South Africa last weekend. For Milo, one highlight was riding a BIG Red Bus to the game. Another was the mascot horses that cantered around the arena all in Crusaders Costume. The game itself was just background to the junk food he consumed.
Not only did we bring cookies to share around, but we got “take a kid to footy” goodie bags with potato chips and a chocolate bar. Milo was very serious about his chip consumption.
Audrey was a pro at waving the flag, and took her duty as seriously as Milo took his chip and cookie eating. Audrey’s family left today to go back to Alaska. We’re looking forward to seeing them again in August, though when they return they’ll be living 5 hours away up in Nelson instead of the neighboring town.