Brody was pretty excited about going and of course was asking a TON of questions loudly - for some reason he talks VERY loud and we are always saying "inside voice please." Since we go on Wednesday we are allowed to take cameras and I was so excited to be able to use my Mother's Day present. When we got there we went straight to the 18th where Tiger was finishing up (he always starts SOOOO early) and I got out my camera and realized that I left BOTH batteries in the charger at the house - SHOOT!!! Thankfully, phones were allowed this year so all memories wouldn't be lost just maybe not the best quality.
One of the best things about Wednesday's is that the players are readily available and willing to give you their autograph. So, for the past 3 years, we have purchased a flag and Brody goes up and gets golfers signatures - well Mama has for 2 of those years and Brody was able to do it this year. He was pretty adament on certain golfers he wanted. For example, he really wanted Sergio's autograph since Sergio threw him one of his golf balls last year, so as another golfer walked by, Brody says of course loudly "I don't want his signature" - I about died - he just wanted Sergio. We quickly had to explain that it's ok to get as many as you can.
There was a FCA breakfast that morning and Toby Mac was there and we found out that he was going to be caddying for one of the golfers. I was pretty excited when I spotted him around the clubhouse and so I (Brody was not in the best of moods - he was hungry) went up to get the golfer's signature and even asked Toby for his.
Brody also received 2 other golfer's golf balls - and Ian Poulter - my favorite. As Ian finished up the 18th he signed 4 golf balls and put them in his pocket. I grabbed Brody and stood along the path for him to try and get one of them. As Brody held his hand out in hopes Ian might give him one of the balls, I kept telling Brody (kind of loudly) that it's ok if we don't get one because he's pretty small and Ian might not see him. Well, when Ian got close, Brody says to him in the sweetest voice "Mr. Ian, may I please have one of your golf balls in your pocket?" I still wasn't sure if Ian heard him but sure enough Ian reached in and gave him one. I was so proud and even people around us said "that's cool". This pretty much completed my day. Brody keeps asking to play with the golf balls but oh no they sit in a special place!!