Monday, June 12, 2006

Meeting Coach Hep

On June 3rd, I had the chance to participate in IU's second annual Women's football clinic at Memorial Stadium. It was a great opportunity to learn more about football (about which I'm fairly clueless, still) and run around with a bunch of other women who love sports. At the end of the day, Eric came to pick me up with Ian in tow, and we had the chance to meet the head coach Terry Hoeppner (a.k.a. Coach Hep) and get a picture taken with him. Eric was sitting in the shade with Ian on the edge of the field while we were finishing up with our drills, and Coach Hep's daughter came up to take a look at the baby. She mentioned that her dad was a "sucker" for babies. Her mother, Jane, saw the baby from across the field, too, and had to come over as well. They both thought it would be a wonderful idea to get a picture taken, and called their dad and husband over to us. He was very excited about meeting Ian and was happy to stop for a minute to talk to us. It was a fun experience. We joke that it was Ian's first "unofficial visit" to IU.