Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Go Grambling!

I know it's been forever since I've posted. Kinda ironic that my last post of "keeping it together" has been sitting on the blog for so long because I can't find the time to post recent activities. Oh well, when school is in session priorities change.
Last month we planned on going to Dallas to meet my family and see dad's team play at the Cotton Bowl. We planned on going down on Saturday (at least that's what the kids thought). But Friday morning Uncle Joby video called us on the laptop and informed the kids that it was spontaneous day (this is Joby's annual day - you never know when - that his gives the kids gifts and a super fun day)! He told the kids we would be coming to Dallas right away and spend the day with him. He also had them look in the oven where they found 3 Nintendo DS consoles to entertain them on the drive!
Once in Dallas Joby took the kids swimming on the roof of our hotel (thanks mom & dad and Jack & Josh!)

What a view!!!
Joby became the "Uncle Joby Express" in the pool... so fun...
And Papa joined us a little later...

Uncle Jack, Josh, and Nana all joined us by evening and we all went out to dinner. It was great to be with my family. It was also fun to see SO MANY people in the hotel and around town in their Grambling tshirts.

The next day we were going to continue spontaneous day with passes to the zoo that Joby got us but it was POURING and storming outside. We went to mall and walked around instead and ate lunch at La Madelines. We headed back to the hotel in the rain and got some naps in for Pip and me.

When it was time to leave for the game the rain stopped and blue skies emerged. It was a very fun game and the Tigers were victorious.

Pip and Uncle Jack - she was scared of him (it was kinda funny) at first but warmed up in no time...
Some famous (I think) rapper did part of the half time show. Right up my alley - haha.
Distracting the kids with treats while the Grambling dancers perform quite a number at half time...
Go Papa - so proud! (And the Tigers have won every game since! They are 8-1 as of today.)


  1. Your children certainly are storing up memories to cherish. WHat a blessing to have family that is so vested in their lives!

  2. What a fun trip! So good to be with family now and then! Good to hear from you and see what's been going on! Happy day.

  3. Yea! You're posting again:) What a fun trip and what a nice uncle Joby is!! I bet the kids love him and Jack so much. I know they are fun uncles! And congrats to your dad for having his team play in that huge stadium. I bet that was cool for your family!