Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Homecoming 2013

Homecoming at William & Mary is a little different for us now that we technically live "home." Additionally, we saw almost all of our best friends at a wedding in Charlottesville two weeks before, so none of them were planning on coming back again this month for Homecoming this year. Despite that, Ashley (who moved back to Williamsburg a month or so after Homecoming last year) and I decided to take advantage of the festivities to introduce a couple members of the class of 2035 to their (hopefully) future alma mater. On Friday, Eleanor and I had breakfast at Aroma's in Colonial Williamsburg with a couple friends to kick off the weekend, and then we went back to campus that afternoon to watch the annual Homecoming parade. Due to the limited parking situation, we decided to carpool for the weekend so Eleanor and Hannah spent time bonding on the back seat.

On Saturday we went to campus early to ring the Wren Bell. Ringing the Wren Bell is a tradition that seniors get to partake in upon graduation. They have a couple hours set aside homecoming weekend, as well, to allow alumni to ring it. Afterwards we stopped by a few tailgates and at one Eleanor and Hannah got to take a trip down their first inflatable slide. Then we headed to the football game where W&M crushed JMU. Lastly, we headed out to a track tailgate/bonfire/oyster roast out in the middle of nowhere. Chris ate a bowl of oysters...I am not into oysters so I stuck with chili. It was a fairly cool weekend temperature-wise so I had to bundle Eleanor up and she was quite a cutie in her fleece outfit :)

It was a busy weekend with lots of activity and so much fun. I can't wait until next year when Eleanor will be able to enjoy it a little bit more :)

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

great pictures! love that the baby sling coordinates for a tribe pride ensemble

maggie said...

haha, Liz I was ready to write the EXACT same thing! Glad you all are working to instill that Tribe Pride from a young age :)

Ashley said...

HOME-COME-ING!! That works as a chant, right? HOME-COME-ING!!

Dorothy said...

So much fun! I must hold the little bundily sweetie!

jennie said...

so cute!! love them both in the back seat!