Friday, April 9, 2010

Harlem Globetrotters

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - McLeod Center on the UNI campus - Cedar Falls, Iowa

Tonight we went to see the Harlem Globetrotters with Ed's parents! I've always wanted to see them in person and I was so excited that they finally came to a town nearby! Ed bought court side seats which was really fun! (Oliver was in his wheelchair due to his walking and weakness.)

One of the fun things about these guys is the fact that they include the crowd in their show. 'Flight Time' #4 was trying to get away from 'Big Easy' #52 who was holding a bucket of water. Out of nowhere 'Flight Time' grabbed Jaren, our 2 1/2 year old, and took him out onto the floor with him! Jaren didn't cry, but the look on his face was priceless! This photo ended up in the newspaper!! As we were sitting there I saw someone across the arena and realized that it was my step brother, Rex, who was there with his family. It was a really fun and goofy program that they put together. I'm still amazed at their skill with the basketball. It's unreal to see it in person.

We bought the kiddos some shirts and a basketball and I also bought a program so Ollie could get some autographs. One nice man who worked with the team, held the rope up for Oliver to go on the court so he didn't have to wait in line for everyone's signature. Some of the players signed his shirt and they even signed their wristbands they wore during the game and gave them to him. It was pretty special! What a wonderful and memorable event!

1 comment:

shar said...

how fun!!! i've always wanted to see them too.