Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  Wahoo!!  This first week back at it has been a tough one for us.  We want to go back to sleeping in with no schedule, no lunch packing, and no bed time at night.  Anyone else?  hahahaha!  

I'm teaming up again with my girlies, Andrea and Narci, to share our Friday Favorites.  You should join us!!  

I know today is Friday, but I'm going to share a FAVORITE Thursday night.  Last night was "Preview Night" at the Fan Experience for the Championship Football Game that's here in Dallas on Monday night.  Tab snagged us some tickets.  And...we had a little adventure on a random Thursday night.  It will be a FAVORITE for a while!

The entrance to the football party!   Fun lights were shining all over, these HUGE football players greeted us, and music was blaring.  My kiddos were in HEAVEN!!  hahahaha!

We began on the Oregon side of the party.  Ebby Lee started out slightly dramatic.  Can you tell?

First stop was the kiddie area...Nix suited up and got ready to kick and throw.

Tab tried to convince Bowen the Chick-Fil-A cow was nice.

And Sister joined the Chick-Fil-A cow on the sidelines to cheer.

Impressive action shot??  haha!

This one might be even more impressive.  Bless Bowen's heart...his ball moved about six inches.

On to the "throwing" portion of the night. 

The sweet lady allowed Bowen to gently place the ball in the net, so he could "make" on too.

They jumped, dodged, and shoved while practicing their "football moves".

I mean he looks pretty legit here.  Don't you think??

In the Dr. Pepper area, the kiddos were on opposite teams, timed as they tried to throw the footballs through the circles, and filmed while this was all going down.  So...the video was up on the wall behind them. Super cool area!!  (Especially on a slow night, but this weekend...NUTS!) 

This kid was in his element.  :)

Afterwards, they had them go to a "red carpet" area to take pictures.  So cute!

They ended the area on the big screen.

We took time out to play a little Corn Hole.

Bowen gave up and decided it made a much better slide.  hahaha!

There were several big areas were you could play football.  I looked up and Nixon was out there with three older boys.  Granted...they'd given him the ball to run and he was WAY outside the line but still!!  hahaha!

Everyone took a turn running a 40-yard dash.

Bowen and I made it on the cover of ESPN magazine.  

One last race before we left.

The Ohio State side :)

Ebby Lee found some sweet cheerleaders walking around.  They were so nice to her.

Our kiddos were wiped at the end of the night.  Running, catching, throwing, kicking....they were exhausted by the time we go to the car!!

What is he doing??  hahaha!  I told him to make a letter "I".  Maybe we need to review our letters? 


Keri Snyder said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm the same way, so glad it is the weekend- it's so hard transitioning back into school. Thanks for hosting!

Katie {The Mishaps & Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said...

What a blast...that's pretty much the coolest ever! The kids faces the entire event are priceless. Love the red carpet and magazine cover. Nixon is def headed for a future in football! :) Have a great weekend!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Nix looks like a flipping pro! Seriously. That shot of him kicking? I bet Tab was beaming with pride! :) And lve that pic of you and B on the ESPN cover. So cute!!!

Narci said...

So cute!! What a good idea to go last night! I bet it is going to be crazy this weekend! And, watch out world for Nixon--that boy has some serious moves!!

kimm atwood said...

What a super fun thing to get to do!!!! And girl I am so glad it's the weekend!!!!

Amanda said...

Adorable !!! I love indoor 'play' areas : ) Cute ESPN photo :)

Anonymous said...

He's an upper case I!! His arms make the like across the top, and the platform makes the line across the bottom. B and G are upper case, so he did a great I!

Jenny said...

Loved your Ohio State pictues! Coming to Dallas this weekend for the big game.....can't wait. I read your blog daily and think your family is so sweet! GO BUCKS! !!

Slightly Askew Designs said...

What a fun night!!! And Nix looks like a natural!!!

Maddy Haggerty said...

Ok, Nixon is going to be a stud out there playing football someday!!:) Have a great weekend!

Elaine said...

Looks like y'all had a great time!!! The pic of Nixon kicking that bal- great form! #scholarship

Darcy said...

Just the sweetest pictures! What a fun experience!

Erika Slaughter said...

Thanks everyone!!! It was a fun night! I have no clue how the crowds will be this weekend but otherwise if you're close and have some sports loving kids, I'd definitely recommend it. :)

Anonymous said...

Very cure post! And looks like a lot of fun but there are too many HaHa's in the comments. Just as constructive criticism -not trying to be nasty

Jenny said...

That looks like such a fun place, especially for all the football loving boys. I would love to take my kids to one if we lived closer. :)

Erika Slaughter said...

Thanks for your help. I was writing this post late last night and I guess it was all a little funny. I'll keep that in mind next time. :)

Olivia said...

Umm how neat! Nixon definitely looked legit in that action shot of him running. He reminds me of B. What a cool experience for y'all!

Lauren Truman said...

I personally love your "haha's" because it makes it real! :) love reading your blog!

Erika Slaughter said...

Thank you, Lauren. :)

Anne said...

So fun! And Go Buckeyes! :)

kimm atwood said...

I love the "ha ha's". Keep 'em coming girl.

Megan said...

Looks so much fun!!! love all the pictures! ;)

Kellie said...

Go Buckeyes!