Saturday, October 5, 2013

Five for Friday (10-5-13)

Again. I'm late. But I have a good reason. My fun Friday stuff didn't end until 12:30 am, and I had only enough energy to crawl into bed.

But now I am up, awake, drinking some hot tea and ready to tell you about it. When I'm finished, I will link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and her weekly linky party.

I picked up my boys on Friday at noon from school. We (my boys, my husband, my husband's parents and I) traveled to Lawrence, KS with the intention of attending KU's basketball latenight extravaganza.

What we found was an extremely long line that we joined. We waited about 20 minutes, then it appeared that "the people" were letting the waiters in. We walked. We were hopeful. And then, thirty yards from the door, the line stopped moving.

We waited with this crowd for another 15 minutes. Our hopefulness was diminishing although our spirits were still high. We made an alternate plan.

The alternate plan included driving around the city for a bit, showing the boys some of the sights, landmarks, important places to our family, and looking through a shop downtown. The shop wasn't really on the agenda, but we walked by and decided to have a look around.

There is a pizza place downtown that my husband loves, and takes us there whenever he can (once every two years or less). "The Brutus" had olives (green and black), feta cheese, and artichoke hearts. It was delicious, and huge!

What to do now? Can't see the Jayhawks, and it is lightning and raining hard. How about drive through the storm to Topeka and see some of my husbands' family? Yep, and add in a bunch of Civil War history that my older son was sharing with us. 

Some of my favorite moments are when my kids are talking with us. Often the conversations are school-related learnings, or boy humor. Neither one would I trade for anything else.

My boys were invited to play Dutch Blitz with their cousin and her friend. 

My heart was full. How lucky for me that my family (and my husband's family) are also my friends and that we like being together.

Here's to a great weekend!
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  1. I loved reading your Five for Friday. I love time with my kids, I don't think I would "get" it on the boy humor though!

  2. My daughter is going to school at KU and said it was rainy on Friday. Sorry that and the long lines put a damper on your weekend. Looks like you made the best of it, though. Enjoy your getaway time!

  3. Oh pizza! Once I saw that...that was all I could think about. Yum!

    Curious Firsties

  4. Even though you didn't make it in to the stadium, it looks like everyone had a great time! I love pizza name Brutus! It definittely looked like a Brutus! Have a great weekend!
    I'm Not your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  5. When life tosses you Lemons, play Cards!!
    Looks like the perfect way to end the evening!


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