10/1/11

Weekend Fun!

We have had such a fun weekend! I love each season in its own time but I especially love Fall. There is something so magical about the feeling of crisp, cool air, enjoying a coffee in the morning, going to the pumpkin patch, baking warm goodies all with the expectation that the Christmas season is just around the corner. I just love it!

I was excited Friday afternoon because it started to feel like it was getting a little cooler outside, and I am very ready for cooler weather! And I was also excited because we had family plans to go to a football game. I've said it before I'm not a huge football fan but I do enjoy the occasional game once in a while, especially if it involves my two cute boys.

Because the temperature was around 72 degrees I bundled up Eli and I in extra warm clothes and along with Luke who was in a short sleeve shirt we headed out to a football game.

We thought it was homecoming for the school district that Luke teaches for so we thought it would be fun to go to their homecoming football game. When we got there we discovered that it was just your regular ole run of the mill game. Which was just fine and dandy, but not near as special as a homecoming game would have been. Ahem Mr. Tree.

We enjoyed the first half of the non-homecoming game but by halftime we decided it was time to head home. Eli was getting harder and harder to wrestle in my lap.
Eli at the football game being held by me, not a 90 year old woman as you might think judging from those hands. Geez someone get the woman some lotion quick.

Saturday morning we woke up bright and early to head to Luke and I's alma mater for homecoming! I seriously love homecoming - it goes back to loving fall and all that jazz.

Eli and I were in the homecoming parade so we had to be up at the school early in the morning. Here we are gearing up for our part in the parade. We took our role seriously
I wasn't thinking and forgot Eli's stroller in my car which was far, far away. My plan was to sit on a bus and hold him during the parade but then he started pulling his wild crocodile rolling moves so I knew sitting was not going to work, so I decided to get out and walk the parade while holding him. Which was working but then a spot opened up in a wagon so I basically threw Eli in as fast as I could.
It was perfect and he seemed very content during the parade. Usually this boy is all smiles but today he was VERY serious. I think he didn't really know what to think about it all. He wasn't upset or mad just very, very serious. I made sure to stay right by his side the whole time.

Luke stayed on the sidewalk and watched us in the parade. I wanted him to take pictures but during the middle of the parade I realized that I was holding the camera while walking in the parade. So we have some nice action shots.

After the parade we ventured over to the tailgate party and had fun visiting with friends, eating grilled foods and playing games.
It was such a fun day and I'm so glad that Luke and I are still apart of the traditions of the University where we met and fell in love. It holds such special memories.

7 comments:

Chelsi said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I agree, a football game here & there is a good time. My husband and i are high school sweethearts & just bought the house we will likely raise our kids in (RIGHT behind our HS), there will definitely be football games and old traditions we will want to show our kids! But, HS isn't as cool as a college alma mater! ;)

Eli looks so cute in that striped shirt! Cuuute!!!

Katie @ Modern-Day Family said...

Oh my goodness! Could Eli and his little outfit be any cuter! I love that picture of him sitting in the wagon witht his stuffed horse!

thedailydixon said...

What a fun weekend! That's awesome that you and Eli got to be in the parade. My husband and I are planning on going back to our alma mater for the homecoming game this year, too. I love university traditions and football! So fun!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Look at Eli's little sperry's! So cute! Was it weird to not be planning homecoming events?

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

aww, what a fun and special weekend! he's getting so big, how is time passing so quickly?! that fam pic is so good :) y'all look adorable!

Lauren said...

I LOVE the oversized watch you are wearing! Can I ask where it's from??

Meagan said...

That sounds like a fun weekend! :) Thanks for sharing!