Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friends & Football

As I mentioned before, at the beginning of September, Chris turned 30. Well, our good friend Greg, also turned 30 in September so we had a small get together at the Nicholson's. We always have fun hanging out and catching up with the gang. As our lives become more and more crazy these days, we find it harder and harder to get together. Hopefully, that will change this winter!

A couple of weekends ago we were blessed to have one of our good college friends, Dina, come down and spend the night. Although we don't live super far away, she wanted to come and visit before Tegegn turned 18 years old. We had a great time catching up with her and reminiscing about our college days at Manchester. Tegegn loved her and was such a show off on Friday night. He was in rare form; however, when he woke up Saturday morning, she was able to see the opposite extreme. Nothing we would do would please the little kid. Oh the joys of being a parent and trying to figure out children and what would make them happy. Unfortunately, we did not take any pictures. Bummer. Oh well, I guess that means that we can't wait so long to see her the next time!

We were able to get last minute tickets to see the Notre Dame/Washington game. We had great seats and Tegegn LOVED it. I think he liked being outside, watching the band and being in the pouring down rain. He was a trooper and we loved doing this as a family. Chris's mom was able to join us and she is an avid sports fan. You would have thought we bought her 10 diamonds. She said she hasn't had that much fun in years. Oh the little things that brighten someones day.

Chris and his mom sitting 15 rows off the field! Our other tickets were in the section above this one. They were also great seats!

Family picture with "Touchdown Jesus" in the background.

As most of you know, Chris and I love to go to the COLTS game to support our team. As the season is here, we always look forward to tailgating with Syd and Katie and Katie's family! They are die hard COLTS fans so it is fun to hang out with them before the games. Unfortunately, there aren't any home games until November.

Manning, Saturday, Manning and Wayne posing for a picture before the game.

Great picture, huh?

When we got home, we picked up Tegegn from my parent's house and had to run to Meijer to get a couple of things. He wanted to ride the 1 cent horse. I never have my camera, but since we came from the game I thought it was appropriate to capture the moment!

Chris had to work late one night and so I decided to go shopping with my mom. We went to Kohl's and I told her that I wanted to look at the kid's shoes. As we were going up the aisle, I spotted these awesome snow boots. Word to all parents - DO NOT TRY ON BOOTS IN THE STORE. Tegegn fell in love with them and seriously through a tantrum when I tried to take them off. So, we kept them on him and bought them. I have to say, it was a great purchase though...he hasn't taken them off for a week and a half. Sweet!

A diaper and boots - classic!

Super proud that he has his boots on!

Kids have a way of helping you forget the world around you. I love that! I love the priceless moments that we get to share with him. All of the love that he shares with us is amazing. The hugs. The kisses. The "no's." The uncontrollable laughter. The winks. The waves. The talking. The signing. The high fives. The crying. I love it all.


Tegegn is really into glasses recently. His favorite thing to do is to wear my glasses if we let him. He looks so sophisticated. We tried to give him the safety glasses that I was wearing, but he didn't fall for them. He wanted mine.

This past Thursday, we were able to spend some time with Uncle Deres. It was wonderful to be with him and talk about his trip to Ethiopia. We stayed with his parents while we were there so it was nice to catch up with him. He is the busiest person we know. It took us two months to find a time that would work, but it was so worth it. We are so glad that Tegegn

Tegegn's newest thing to do is to hide. He recently found that he can "somewhat" hide in the fridge. He also loves to hide in the pantry. One evening, I was cooking and all of the sudden I couldn't find him. Everything goes through your he in the bathroom, was a door left open, did he go upstairs? Well, our kid thought it would be fun to freak his mama out and hide in the pantry. Oh silly boy. You about gave me a heart attack!

He is such a good hider. You can barely see him! Have a great week!


Jess said...

I love your updates! Tegegn is such a fun boy!!! All the pictures are great and I love hearing about your colts games. Even though I am a loyal bear's fan...I do have Peyton on my fantasy team :) love ya!

Adam, Julie and Tootsie said...

Sarah I just had to share that I had a similar experience with Ella over shoes - this summer she was REALLY into Crocs - So when we went to the beach we went to a Croc Outlet - bad idea...when we went to the register, Ella let out a scream that totally scared the lady and she said 'just put them back on, just put them back on' - so needless to say she had to look them up on her computer to get the price and Ella wore them out of the store!!

Dina said...

Loved the update. I laughed out loud at the pics of T in his boots and diaper. Then I too realized I didn't take a single stinkin picture the whole time I was there. AND I left the pics you gave me of T somewhere in the living room I think. Oh, how I LOVED seeing you all. Smooches!

Greg, Cari & Elli Nicholson said...

This was such a fun post! I loved the boots pictures. I laughed out loud. I am SO impressed that Tegegn sat still during an entire football game. I don't think Elli would last a minute. He's really growing up...he just looks so big in this picture. Time flies. We need to see you guys soon!!!