Uncle Russ, Carolyn, Kate and John
They are doing their game faces and linemen stances.
Go Snider- Aunt Melissa says
Mom- I'm hot stuff!
When we returned home Mason and Matt had arrived from Iowa- due to school and work obligations the boys had to drive separately for the weekend activities.
Saturday a.m. was a nice one. The cousins were decked out in their team gear ND vs MI. A lot of time outside that day for the munchkins. While Matt and I were on the way to the game and/or having a lovely dinner at Arbor Brewery in Ann Arbor- great food- no drinky, drinky due to marathon training, but would like to go back sometime and try their strawberry blonde. Yum- kids were enjoying outdoors time at the Cobus Nature Preserve, eating shrimp and getting ready for the big game. Some more pics.
Many comments on this pic- Mason is totally me- I tilt my head like that a lot in pictures, John Henry- So Cute!, Carolyn, while the kids played was cutting flowers from her mom's garden- again so cute, Last but not least Kate- I think her face tells you the kind of mood she was in "you are kidding me mom- you want me to do what?- smile- I don't think so".
I'm getting this one framed- how awesome is that tree
Love this- Despite rooting for different teams the cousins can put aside their differences and walk hand in hand through this beautiful world together :).
While all the above was going on Matt and I were enjoying our own fun- I could write a whole post on the game, but I need to wrap this up- The game was Priceless!
It was a game that I will remember for a long time. At the end with :08 seconds left on the clock Denard throws it/lobs it into the right corner of the endzone for catch- my heart was racing and my legs were shaking for all the excitement of the game. It was a wonderful win. Even after the game ended no one wanted to leave. At least five songs were played and the yellow pom poms were still moving to the beat. Old/young people were dancing/singing. When Denard came back onto the field for post game interview the crowd went crazy. It was a great game and so glad Matt and I could enjoy it together. We ended our weekend by driving from Ann Arbor- South Bend to pick up kids- to Minooka Illinois to pick up our car from the grandparents and then onto Iowa. We are all exhausted, but was a weekend so full of memories I couldn't wait to share them.
Here are pics from the game. Due to weather being questionable I only had my Iphone, so not the best pics, but glad I have something.
End of the game- all the yellow across from us is the student section.