Since he was a teenager he has barracked for England - I know, I know! Yes he's an Aussie, but he has some story about hating a particular Aussie player back in the day, and has followed England ever since. We booked tickets for us and Jay and Harri to go and watch a month or so ago, and Mum said she could watch Noah and Kobe for us for the day.
We knew it was going to be a long day with driving 2 hours to Hobart and then back again in the same day, plus watching 8 hours of cricket, but I think Mum may have had a longer day than us! Poor Mum always seems to end up looking after Noah on one of his cranky days. Yesterday was one of those days where he ended up yelling for half the day, and then finally settled down after some morphine and a sleep. Kobe kept Mum busy all day with demanding that she played with him ALL day long. I think he was a little bit excited about having Grandma's undivided attention all day. I heard that there was a lot of time spent out in the sandpit!
Aaron was worse than the kids, running up to the fence every time an English player would get close, to ask for their autograph.
Harri's idol is Aaron, so of course he has decided that England is the team to go for, so he was excited to show Aaron that he got an English flag facepainted on.
The funnest thing though was doing the Mexican Wave. Jalen thought it was fantastic - especially when it would hit the seats where it would slow down and die off and the whole crowd would 'boo' them!
After the match (Australia bowled them out and won), we hung around for a bit as Aaron was keen to see if he could see some more players. He was very excited to get the English Captain's autograph (Andrew Strauss) before he went off to do a press conference. We could see him right through the windows! I really felt like a papparrazzi!