|Hot shot on her way to HEAT-Bulls game.|
Well not exactly her first…but the first time she actually was cognitively aware of her surroundings and able to enjoy it without covering her ears! The day started as it does for most 4 year old girls…what to wear. Of course the cheerleading outfit had to come out, and there were a few tears over a missing pom pom. But at least we found Burnie to bring with us. Whew!
|First press pass.|
Then we took her by the tv truck compound and through the press entrance. Had to get her legit with a credential. “Mommy, they spelled my name wrong. There’s no Y, it’s L-I-L-A”. Heard that over and over and over on the way to our seats.
Took a quick detour on the court so she could see the players a little closer. She was thrilled when she saw Birdman aka Chris Andersen. Kid love him! And then Lebron waved and smiled at her. She said “that’s so cool, where’s Burnie?” Sigh.
Next up actually watching the game. The first quarter she was actually into it. The fire in the player introductions, the anthem singer, and especially the ever important jumbotron. “Whoa look at that big hanging tv!”. It is so much fun to see things we take for granted through her eyes.
|Great Budweiser ad with a 4 year old, huh?|
Then to astonishing eyes who appeared? The orange Burnie…who magically fell into a giant washing machine and came out white hot. That was the highlight of her day, and here’s Lila’s expression watching Burnie dance on the court after the color change during a timeout. Priceless.
|Lila with Daddy watching Burnie dance on the court.|
|JVG is just as nice as his brother SVG!|
Also chatted with Mike Breen, seriously one of the kindest people I’ve ever worked with. Love when he’s in town calling a game…you know you’ll always get his signature “bang! knocks it in” play call.
|With Mike Breen, one of my favs in the business.|