Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mizzou Weekend...

I woke these two kiddos up at 4:00 a.m. Yes, you read that right 4:00 a.m. so that we could get ready, head to the airport, and catch a 6:20 flight to St. Louis. I was a little nervous about getting everything ready, loaded up, and to the airport on time, but the kids were SO good!! Nixon took a little nap on the plane. Ebby Lee watched a movie. Aw! They were GREAT! (It's the flight back that was a disaster!! But...I'll tell you about that later.)
Nixon-Man was not excited about getting up early, but he was such a sweet boy!

Us on the airplane ready to meet Daddy (who was gone ALL week for work) and T-Nonnie at the airport.

Ebby Lee & T-Nonnie

Yeah! We made it!! We stopped off for a little breakfast and then drove on to Columbia.

Such a good helper!

The timing for this trip worked out perfectly. Tab had training the whole week. Then he had a football game to officiate, which happened to be the Mizzou game. The kiddos and I decided to go to the game, see Daddy, and see all our MO family. It also happened to be Family Weekend, so some were already planning on going to the game that weekend. Perfect!

Ebby Lee and her beloved, Chi Chi (who we actually lost on the trip...after calling around to several places we visited like restaurants, stores, etc. Chi Chi was finally located at our hotel! Sweet Lindsey went to pick her up and is mailing her to us as I type! Thank you, Lindsey!)

After dropping our stuff off at the hotel, we left to meet Lindsey, Aunt Rene', and Uncle Dale for a yummy lunch at this cute restaurant on campus.

Nixon and Lindsey

We made a quick stop at the bookstore for some cute Mizzou gear for the game. Lindsey is a senior at Mizzou. It was fun to have her show us around the town and campus.

The kiddos and Daddy took a little dip in the pool.

Nixon being silly.

Aunt Rene', Nixon, and Uncle Dale...LOVE Nixon's face..ha!

Erika, Ebby Lee, Lindsey, and T-Nonnie

Ebby Lee was really into the Hokey Pokey this weekend. Lindsey, T-Nonnie, and Aunt Rene' all did it with her at Lindsey's apartment.


I can't believe I didn't get a good picture of all us in our cute Mizzou stuff. Don't worry...we'll be walking around TX in these 3 cute outifits soon!

Another yummy lunch!

Group Pic...Ryan and Whitney drove up that morning and met us. It was a little cooler than I imagined. I was a little sad, because all of our cute Mizzou clothes are covered up!!

Nixon grabbed Lindsey's hand and this yellow purse before we set out on our campus tour.

A picture with the tiger...notice Nixon's wet pants. I hadn't realized they were wet at this point...oops! Poor Nixon for having to wear wet pants until his mama noticed.

Beginning of our walk

End of our was cold!

A little tailgating action...kind of?

Tab getting ready. My mom took the kiddos to McDonald's and then back to the hotel while the rest of us went to the game. Thanks, Mom!

Mizzou won 69 to 0! We had such a great time hanging out in the cold watching the game!

Sunday morning we got up and drove to the airport to drop Tab off for his second week of training. Then we headed to T-Nonnie's house for a little visit.

Boo met T-Nonnie and Ebby Lee at the movie theater to watch The Lion King, so Nixon and I went home to make chili. We invited Grandpa & Grandma Hency over for some chili too. He LOVED having their undivided attention and ALL the toys to himself!

Miss Priss got home and told us ALL about the movie. She loved it and left her 3D glasses on for almost the entire thing.


Mix and Match Mama said...

Ebby Lee's Mizzou outfit is so cute!! I'm super, super impressed with it! I'm also not surprised they did well on the plane ride up there...they are after all, such great kiddos!

Sheaffer, Chris, Scout, and baby Carter said...

The kids look SO cute!

Slightly Askew Designs said...

When did Nixon get this big? Seriously.