Monday, February 15, 2010

Trip to see our Ballards

Julian givin Brooks some loving on our last night there. Julian and I in Coach Self's office in front of the National Championship trophey.
The boys playing on the floor before they are ready to run out to the tunnell.

In the locker rooms.

On the new practice court. Check out the national championship floor from San Antonio! very cool

Julian's own personal tour of the Fieldhouse from uncle Brett. In the men's basketball offices.

Julian and I after the game.

Super Mom Kel! Brooks sleeping away with all the noise.
Enjoying a litle pregame warm ups. or more like keeping his eye on those Jayhawks and making sure they don'g get any closer. HA!

Julian was not a fan of baby Jay.

A little Jayhawk Football with Kaden
Waking up with Kaden.. Pancakes on the way!

A cookie break from a tough game of basketball.

Airport fun! If it could have only entertained him from about 5 more hours! YIKES!!

I have had this blog written since Feb 15th (the day we returned from Kansas) but I am just now getting back around to actually posting it. I was waiting for time to upload pics to this blog..
Our trip began Thursday (Feb 11th)... We headed to the airport for a 5:30 flight. All went well until about 5 when we found out that we were being delayed until 6 because we were waiting for a flight attendant to arrive from her flight that had been delayed.... long story short.... flight attendant arrived at 8 and we were on the plane by 8:15 only to find out 15 mins later that we were having to wait for another flight attendant because the first one was "timed out." ... 2nd flight attendant arrived only to find out NOW the pilot and copilot had "timed out" and we were waiting for another flight crew. yadda yadda yadda......... our plane took off around 9:30 and we arrived in Kansas at 11:30. ALL THIS WITH A 14 MONTH OLD!!! HALLELUJAH!!!
HOLY MOLLY so we got in bed around 2 am that night and Julian was so gracious sleep in till 7:30.
Friday... fun loving on Baby Brooks, picking Kaden up from the babysitter, naptime, swim lessons, and dinner with Kel and Steph. I was still very much mentally and emotionally exhausted from the 7 hours of HELL the night before so it was an early night for Julian and I

Saturday (game day!)... woke up, up and about and on our way to visit Kel's grandparents (GG and Pop), lunch, KU store to buy Julian a shirt, target, naps, and getting ready for the Jayhawks... We had a great time at the game. It really is cool getting to experience a KU basketball game in Allen Fieldhouse. Anyone who loves sports should do it for sure. and Julian got his first experience at age 1 so he's a lucky little boy. They were playing Iowa State so it wasn't a very close game but it's not like I really was able to see much of a game anyways. It's definitely a different experience watching the game with 14 month old. It was more like trying to keep Julian from tumbling down bleechers while a game was in the background. :) So it was a great night. We had lots of fun. I can't wait for Julian to get a little older and go again.

Sunday... Julian and I got a personal tour from Brett of the new renovations to the Basketball facilities. The last time I was there was 3 years ago and there were a lot of very very cool changes. Julian loved walking around and finding all the basketballs (real and on the walls). After our tour we had lunch with Steph and back home for naps, after nap time we went to Granny Debbie's (kel's mom) house for dinner. I forgot the name of the soup but it was WONDERFUL! Baths at Deb's and home to bed.

Monday... woke up, and to the airport! We left on time, we arrived on time!! PRAISE GOD!!!
We had an AWESOME trip.. it started crazy but I am so glad Julian and I got to make a trip to Lawrence to see our Ballards and meet Baby Brooks. Kaden is getting so big and so much fun. He is at such a cool age and he's such a great big brother. Julian had a great time following him around. Kaden really wished that Julian could talk and follow his directions but J is not quiet there yet. Kaden kept saying, "Mom! He can't talk!" It was hillarious. I so wish we lived right down the street from each other so our boys could grow up together but even though we don't, I am looking forward to our annual trips, meetings, vacations, or whatever it takes to get together.

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