Monday, January 30, 2012

NFL Experience

If you want a good laugh, watch this.
GMC had this set up, and we were hesitant to do it.  But it's pretty hilarious, so we're glad we did!
They didn't tell us that Derrick's headset didn't actually work until we were half way through it.
Here is a few shots when we first got down to Super Bowl Village.
Daddy & Miles
Ice sculpture.
Indy cars in Indy!
The zip line.  We tried to do this, but it was sold out.
This guy cracks me up the way he is just hanging there, so I had to post it too.
Derrick & Keriann by the countdown clock.
Super Bears, Super Bowl?
Miles wasn't too into posing as a Bears player.
Where's my neck??
Keriann as a Vikings player.
Derrick as a Viking.
Miles was way more into being a Vikings player.
NFL Network broadcasters.
Shoulder rides are the best!
T.J. comparing his hand to Troy Aikman's.  
Posing with the Chanel 13 mascot.
Practicing our throwing.

This is where you could get autographs.  We decided not to do it since the guys signing weren't special to us and there was a long line.
Wilson was making footballs there.

Us in the Bears locker room.
D&K in the Vikings locker room.
Super Bowl rings.  I think that guy is counting diamonds?!?
The trophy.  There was a crazy long line for this, so I snapped from afar and moved on.
Derrick got drafted.
T.J. got drafted!
And Miles did too!
This was the floor in the kids area.  Maybe the Super Bowl will come back to Indy when Miles is a little older so he could partake in the fun.

At Monument Circle.
I asked someone to snap a pic of us, and she cut Miles out:(
So we took one with our family.
And one of K&D.
It was fun!  I am exhausted!  I really want to go back and do that zip line!  We might try to go back later this week.
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We Spent the Weekend in Springfield, Missouri!

We took a break from all the Super Bowl hoopla in Indy for a fun weekend with the Wassons.  We were able to catch up, hang out, and let our kids wear each other out.  This was our first time meeting Ezra, and I just love her to pieces.  She is about three weeks older than Miles.  Miles loved playing with Ari and Ezra!  I sure do wish we lived closer to each other!

Here is the drive down there.  It was a gorgeous day...sarcasm?  The theme down there was two binks are better than one.  Whatever it takes!

I was too busy to snap lots of photos, so we just have a few to share.
Here we are reading books after dinner.

Then there was lots of jumping in the trampoline.  This thing is AWESOME!  Talk about an easy way to wear your child out!

The next morning Miles and Ezra had a quick bath.  He likes to take baths with all his friends:)
Since we were in Springfield, I wanted to stop in and say hi to Elsie from A Beautiful Mess.  I've been following her blog for years, so it was fun to see her shop and meet her.
I was a little shy to say hi. It's like meeting a famous person!  So glad I did, though.  She was so nice!

While the girls were out running around and Ari was at school, Miles and T.J. hung out.  I should say Miles, T.J., and Jill hung out.

Here are some shots of the kids playing.

Saturday afternoon we went to a Missouri State v. University of Northern Iowa basketball game.  Miles loved watching the game and all the action.  I just had to remind him to watch the ball, and he would sit and watch the game.  After half time we got invited up to a suite to watch the rest of the game.  It worked out well because the kids could run around and not be confined to our seats.
When we walked into the suite, the mascots were there!  I didn't know how Miles would do since he hasn't seen anyone in full costume for quite a while, but he was fine.  He was shaking their hands and giving them high fives.
Springfield got their first Hy-Vee recently, and it came fully stocked with A&E chip dip!!  I couldn't resist picking some up to bring home.  It made the ride so much better.
And Raffi is how we get Miles home.
We watched it four times on the way there and three times on the way back.
Thank you, Grammy Barb, for giving us this!  We may need to get another one to switch up some of the songs for mom and dad!
Thank you so much, Roger, Abby, Ari & Ezra for a wonderful weekend.  I am already looking forward to May when they are coming to Indy for a visit!
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