Wednesday, January 21, 2015

hello?


What is wrong with me?  Why do I suck at updating my blog?  I'm blaming it on Olivia Pope.  I have 18 episodes left before I'm all caught up with SCANDAL and I only have until next Wednesday to do it.  Sooooo....I'll be back soon.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

photo bombed.

Cold winter days are the best to experience the STL zoo...the animals are out and ready to play! 


Not even a little animal encounter could break Brady's focus on having his picture taken!








Say Cheese! 





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Friday, November 28, 2014

MIZ...


ZOU!
 
We were at a home football game one fall Friday night when the Mizzou football coach, Gary P, landed the black and gold helicopter on Scott's baseball field. Pretty cool, right?  I thought so...Scott did not. 

 The kids were excited to be able to get their picture taken with him before the game. (oops! Bennett is wearing an Illini sweatshirt)

 
Scott mentioned he would like to take the kids to a Mizzou football game and next thing you know, we are lake bound for a weekend of fun! (funny how it always seems to work out for Scotty-Boy)

What?  Is that Carter?  On a family trip??!! 


Card games are a sure thing on lake weekends.  Bau Bau is often banned because she always wins!

It was a Mizzou themed weekend! New hats! Waterbottles! Sweatshirts!



I hated to climb out of bed and away from this view...


We arrived on campus hours and hours before the game started so we had plenty of time to walk around and see the campus.  It's a really great school...not too big, not too small and it looks like everyone has a good time :)  We had only been there one time before...for Carter's swim meet a few years ago, but never made our way around campus.  My dad attended college there a long time ago and was always a big Tigers sports fan, so it's kinda in our blood :)  It was chilly in the morning but warmed up and turned out to be a beautiful day! We ate lunch in the student union and cheered the team on during the player walk through and finally made our way to the stadium.  



 Truman the Tiger LOVED Cate's hat!
 


Player and coaches walk through.  Thanks to Fran for making friends with some die-hard tailgaters, we had the perfect spot to cheer the team on!
 



The field house was filled with blow-ups, face painting, games, and plenty of room for the boys to play football.

 
The band, cheerleaders and dancers got in on the fun too!

We had general admission tickets which meant we sat in the grass behind the end zone.  Because we got there early, we scored the perfect space against the wall and had plenty of room to lay our blankets out and a great view of everything.  I had the best time at the game and joined in on the student section cheers.  Scott finally looked at me and said "You do realize you aren't a student and don't actually go here, right?" hahahascrewyouhahaha

Cate had quite the pregame cheer routine
60,000+ in attendance.  Crazy crowded

Did I mention it was our Anniversary weekend too?

 Mizzou kicked butt and won big...we were on the jumbo screen everytime they scored.  You can see Cate against the wall, blue jacket, with her arms outstretched in celebration! MIZ-ZOU!!

Great weekend!! Maybe we'll make it to a basketball game this winter :)
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homecoming 2014

 
Homecoming this year came and went quickly.  Carter was not in to it and participated in very little.  A few of us soccer moms threw together a float for the parade last minute and he did humor me and ride on it, but that's as far as his week long festivities went.
 




Trevor was marching in step with the band!


 I told Carter to save some candy/beads for Cate and Trevor....

 and he ended up dumping the entire bag out as they drove by us.  Not exactly what I meant.  Eh.



The Homecoming Dance was Saturday night and he and his group (of 28!) met at the park for pictures, and then SIUE gardens for more pictures, followed by dinner at Tony's and finally back to the school for the dance. 

Carter and Logan...friends since kindergarten!
Carter and Kelsi
Carter is a tight waist grabber!
Alina looked so pretty :)

a few of his sisters...
He was a good sport about all of the pictures Cate wanted to take with him. 






Wish Brady would have been there...he was at soccer