Friday we went to the Homecoming parade. Chris was actually in the parade this year, so Eleanor and I planned to watch him pass by (along with the other floats). When Chris walked by though, she got a little over excited and ran out to him, so Eleanor ended up being in the parade this year, too! After Chris got to the end of the parade route, he came back to watch the back half of the parade with us.
On Saturday, we spent the early afternoon visiting tailgates across campus. In basically every parking lot, Eleanor would spend her time collecting and stacking cones.
Then we headed over to the football game.
At halftime, Eleanor and I took a break in the Sunken Gardens so she could run her energy out before heading back to watch the end of the game.
By the end of the game, she was completely exhausted. It was a pretty long day on campus for her, leaving the house around noon and not getting home until 7ish, but she really seemed to enjoy all the fanfare.
And, a little throwback to Homecoming 2005, when my roommates and Chris' roommates all painted up for the football game. If I recall correctly, I believe we used house paint, which did not wash off of the guys' chests very well afterwards (thankfully the girls painted t-shirts). There were also a lot of square-shaped sunburns after that game.