On Saturday, August 3, 2013 Kyle and I took Lane to a Texas Exes Football Kickoff Fundraiser. Kyle bought the tickets a while back and our friends Brad and Audra went with us. We didn't know what to expect, except that it was at an Exotic Game Ranch and they would be serving dinner. We were pleasantly surprised when we got there!
The decor was really pretty. The dinner was held in a big, rustic banquet room. It was catered BBQ from Poke-E-Joe's and was really tasty!
For dessert there were free Tiff's Treats cookies. Kyle got Tiff's Treats one time while I was visiting him in college and we LOVED it. They deliver hot, fresh cookies to your door. YUM!
There was plenty to do outside. Lane liked playing on this swing set while the guys played a game of horseshoes.
The UT cheerleaders and these cannon guys (I don't know what they are called) came.
Good thing Lane perfected his "hook 'em horns" a few weeks before!
I am proud of the shirt I wore! I cut out the Texas shape from chevron fabric and used iron on paper to attach it to my t-shirt I have had for a long time! A fun DIY!
Lane was hilarious around the cheerleaders. They all flocked to him and tried to talk to him, but he was a little shy and wanted nothing to do with them. The one in the middle here had on a crop top and her tummy was showing. Lane asked "What happened to your shirt?" We nearly died laughing. He seriously couldn't figure out why she was showing her belly.
More comfortable posing with his Mommy. :) That's my boy!
We went on a bus tour of the property and saw all kinds of exotic deer, rhinos, birds, wallabies, kangaroos, camels, and more.
But the absolute BEST part of the night was..........
The ranch had 2 giraffes, Spot and Stretch, who we were able to pet and feed!
Lane feeding Spot a carrot
Look at that tongue!
We loved feeding them by hand, but the tour guide showed us how to hold a carrot in your mouth and let them eat it from there. Brad and Audra were the brave ones that tried it. No thank you!!!
After dinner Lane had a blast on the dance floor. It looks as if we were the only ones there, but this was near the end of the night and most of the people were either still eating or at the silent auction.
He stood with his horns up and the band interacted with him and commented on his sweet dance moves!
Cheerleaders tried to dance with him, and he politely turned them down. Haha!
He preferred solo moves. Blurry pic because he was moving so fast!
And here are a few videos of the life of the party. He loved strumming his air guitar!
It was such a fun night! We will definitely try to go again next year!