Thursday, August 30, 2007

R U ready for some football?

Princess and I spent most of Thursday morning on the phone making arrangements
to have Farmer Dad's tires taken care of and then met him at the tire place at noon
to leave his truck and drive him back to work. Happily, the best price I found was
very conveniently located near his job.We then went shopping for a birthday present
for our friends son who has a birthday party on Saturday.We did not find what we had in mind,
so we will look more. Upon our arrival home for a late lunch, there was a message from our friends
who are season tickets holders for Rutgers football. They had an extra ticket.
I called Farmer Dad and asked if he wanted to go, he said yes. I left a message for them.
Princess and I picked up Farmer Dad from work and brought him to the tire store, and
we were talking about going, and he said that I should go instead to spend time with my friend
and he would gladly watch it on tv at home with Princess. Yippee!
The seats were excellent...50 yard line first section..just high enough to see the field.
It was a great night for it too, clear, coolish breeze blowing in, the stadium was packed with fans...actual fans.
It was so nice to see that many people cheering the team on.What a change from all the years when they were not good, when we would go and most people were in the parking lot instead of in the stands.
(Unfortunately I forgot my camera!)
Very exciting! Did I mention I love football? Especially this time of the year...by the end of the season...well that depends on how my Giants are doing.lol I called home to check in during the 3rd quarter, and Princess was very happy to tell me she was fine and had looked for me on tv, but didn't see me.
Turns out they had a wonderful time on their own, dinner out, stopped by a local park to play and even checked out the attached Butterfly Park. She did fall down and skim her knee, but she was fine when I got home.
We read a couple of books to settle down for the night and she fell asleep on my lap.
Oh yeah, and Rutgers won!

7 comments:

Amber said...

That must have been so much fun! I don't think I have been out without the children in years! Your life always sounds so fun!

amanda said...

It sounds like you had a great time :) My husband would love it if I were a football fan.

Kate in NJ said...

Amber- lol, it's harder for you because everything is so far away, I'll bet. Out here in the burbs...entertainment is a tad easier to come by. Also my DH will do things with P now that she is bigger, so that makes it easier.

Amanda- I did, thanks for stopping by. :-)

Mariposa said...

It is nice to have a night out.

Mrs. Darling said...

Theres just nothing like bedtime reading. I used to love it when the kids fell asleep on my lap. Unfortunately they're a little past that age now!

Fun Mommy of 2 said...

Oh I love going out by myself. Now that dd is a bit older I try to take advantage. It is very refreshing to leave. I am glad you got to go out and have a bit of fun.

Kira said...

Hello! My dh loves football (played in high school) and our youngest boy plays for his high school and I love the IDEA of the football season ~ but it starts off all wrong here in the desert ~ 110 F. People still try and gather for tailgate parties though ~ crouching on the sizzling asphalt parking lot ! Your football season sounds lovely though. I love all your pics of your daughter ~ adorable.
Kira

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