Some waited in the field at picnic tables, some waited near the street. I knew that the lines to get on the buses actually formed across the street, so that's where I needed to be. Once they made the announcement, a rush of people darted for the field across the street. Where a new line was forming quickly for each bus.
My hands were literally full, and she offered to take pictures for me, help me with Noah, whatever I needed.
Bless her heart. I needed it. (Being a mom herself, she must have seen the desperation in my face.)
There was no way I would have been able to hold him, the umbrella, keep him cool, and make sure all of our stuff didn't fall into the black hole underneath the bleachers.