I am so proud of the team and my husband for making it to the Elite Eight! We had the best time supporting the team and I am amazed at how the community supported us. All the Dayton games had the highest TV ratings, Dayton was the most tweeted about school (even Obama sent out a tweet), we were on the cover of so many newspapers including the New York Times. Crazy!
Selection Sunday we found out we would be going to Buffalo for the first round. John Thomas wakes up Monday morning running a fever and feeling awful! I took him to the dr to find out he has pneumonia! My child who is 3 years old, who had never been on an antibiotic, has pneumonia. The team was flying out Tuesday for Buffalo. The dr saw us again Tuesday morning at 11am and cleared us to fly out with the team at 2pm. Needless to say the first few days in Buffalo were rough! Poor JT didn’t feel good. Tommy stayed in a different room than us so he could get his work done. Rough start to our trip. On the positive side Little Tommy was able to fly to Buffalo to meet us. The whole family got to experience the first round of the tournament together!
Our first night in Buffalo we had an amazing meal! I finally got John Thomas to eat something – ice cream :)
The team on the way to the first game, against Ohio State
GAME ONE – DAYTON VS OHIO STATE
Enjoying a little popcorn :) JT had zero interest in the ballgames! He enjoyed snacks and Ipad. I am sure it will be different in a few years.
We beat Ohio State! Big, big deal here in Ohio. The media went crazy. It was so cool to be a part of it.
We spent a lot of time in the hotel room in Buffalo. John Thomas and I rented movies and went to the mall with the other women on the trip while the guys worked. It was too cold to do anything else!
GAME TWO – DAYTON VS SYRACUSE
Waiting on press, interviews, etc. after games. The guys eventually became bored too and helped John Thomas with his games.
After the win against Syracuse we came back to Ohio on Sunday to prepare to go to Memphis on Tuesday!
Kennedy was so happy to us (and vice versa!!)
Memphis update coming soon!