Sunday, September 30, 2012

K-State v OU

Last weekend Luke got to experience his first K-State football game.  Troy and I were hoping that it would happen in Manhattan but that hasn't worked out so when Todd and Georgia asked if we wanted to go to the game with them in Norman we agreed.  We were a bit hesitant about picking OU for his first game because we were assuming that we wouldn't win.  Well as it turned out that was wrong!  The game was awesome and we won 24-19!  KSU won in Norman which is the first time Bob Stoops has lost at home to a ranked opponent.  Just in case you didn't know he used to be an assistant coach under Bill Synder :)  

The game didn't start until 7 so we were a bit concerned about how long Luke would last.  He did awesome!  He didn't get tired until the end of the third quarter and he sat on my lap for almost the rest of the game.  We had decided before the game that we would probably leave about 5 minutes into the 4th quarter to beat some of the traffic; our plans changed when we were winning and we stayed for the whole game.  Luke entertained himself during the game by flirting with some girls behind us (they were OU fans unfortunately), watching Willie and yelling at him, giving us all repeated high 5's, and eating as much junk as we would let him.  Oh and he did watch some of the football too :)  I asked him what his favorite part of the game was on Sunday and he said when they kicked the ball really high.

One other story I have to tell regarding the evening.  Troy and I guessed that Luke would be asleep in 10 minutes or less on our way home.  Definitely not the case!  He talked non-stop and I mean truly non-stop for 40 minutes!  I'm sure he was feeling the excitement from the win.  Two different times I asked if he wanted to play the quiet game.  His response, "Well, I have a really long story to tell you about my dog and cat and the dinosaurs.  I probably won't finish before I go to bed because it's so long.  I can finish it tomorrow morning when I wake up."  And off into the story he went.  I couldn't tell you a thing about it though because I was so tired.
I missed this but apparently Luke loved meeting Willie!
 Luke doesn't like loud noises--Troy came up with this solution.  Luke thought they were so cool.
Excited fans!

Vacation--Pictures Days 5-7

Not quite as many pictures from our last three days but let's be honest it's because Troy and I couldn't have a camera with us in the waterpark :)

Grammy and PawPaw's House
 Celebrating my birthday early
 Playing with Aunt Sarah

Great Wolf Lodge
So excited to get to the water park
 The "avalanche" from the bucket
 Luke really enjoyed these two small slides.  Troy and I each took him on one of the big slides which he didn't like because they were dark in parts and much too scary.
 Troy enjoyed all the slides.
 Dinner with Grandma and Grandpa J at T-Rex.
 Luke stuffed a brachiosaurus at the build-a-saurus.  "Kid" has not left Luke's side since he was made.
PJ story time
 Hanging out with the Wolf
 Hannah had so much fun splashing in the water.
 Luke didn't want to participate.
 Luke's first experience with an arcade--big hit!  Almost the best $5 we spent all vacation.
More story time

Vacation--Pictures Day 4

Day 4 was the crazy, busy day.  Again lots of pictures because we had so many different stops.

Really big horses 
 A free sample

Botanical Gardens
 I LOVED seeing all the beautiful flowers and plants.
 There was a children's "garden" that Luke had fun playing at.

The Magic House
 No matter where we go Luke will watch these ball tracks for as long as we'll let him.
 Checking out
 Luke and Hannah impressions
 All of our hands
 Luke wasn't too sure about the static electricity ball but once he figured out it was cool he liked it.  Hannah had just enough hair to make it stand up :)
 This was one of our favorites--we probably spent 15 minutes playing with these high-velocity air tubes.
The bridge over the Mississippi to Alton.
Hannah surprised us with how well she handled being in a small space in the evenings

Vacation--Pictures Day 3

Day 3 was our trip to the St. Louis Zoo.  We took a ton of pictures that day.  Luke absolutely LOVED the train!  We had a pass that allowed us to ride it as much as we wanted and we round around the zoo three and half times.  The St. Louis Zoo is by far the best zoo Troy and I have ever been to; the grounds and the variety of animals were amazing.
 Love this!
 Do you see the hippos?
 We all loved the baby elephant.
 The cutter ants were fascinating.
 Being goofy
 Waiting for the train
 The best part of his day!
 Touching the stingrays
 The outside penguins
Jumping in the hotel pool