Ahhh... can you smell the sweat? Hear the grunts and the tackles? See the colors... the formations... the grass stains?
That my friends, is how you know it is FOOTBALL time! Yes, the NFL pre-season has begun... none of that 'futbol'/soccer crap (sorry Gaz, Lyn, Kath, Linda et al), but the real All American deal!!!! Wooo hooo!!!!
The pigskin is on the loose again!!!!! The Giants, the Jets, Favre, Shockey, Brady, Leinart, the Mannings!!! YAY!
Can you tell I really love football? I do!!! I love football and all it heralds... the autumn, nature's magic show of colors, crisp cool air, Sunday's watching 'the games', Monday's talking and reading about it, and then, getting ready to do it all again for the next weekend! And, once football starts, the end of baseball season is near and that is exciting, too!
<<<sigh>>> Yep... I am a happy gal!
So, let me catch you all up on life at Dawn's Crazy House of Summer Kid Fun Madness!
Karol, my cousin, arrived at 10am with Dunkin Donuts and her youngest son, who will be hence nicknamed 'Red', thanks to his gorgeous strawberry blonde thick hair.
We drank coffee, ate donuts or bagels, drank more coffee, and caught up on life. It was very nice. The kids, ran around like loons, played video games, ran in and out of the house, you all know the drill.
About 3 pm, we said our good byes. Karol and her family went today to Hershey Park for some more family fun and kiddie madness. God Speed, Karol. LOL
Of course, I will be seeing them all in Indianapolis, Labor Day weekend! Our hotel is the same! Yay! I am looking forward to more time together, and visiting with other membersof our family that we don't see much at all due to geographic location issues! Yay!
Another high point on Saturday, my parents (thanks, mom and dad) took the kids out to dinner so that Hubby and I could go out alone. This was a very much needed dinner out. We haven't had a quiet dinner alone in about 2 months or so, and I needed it, being the at home mommy and host of Summer Kid Madness. LOL
Today, was the Yankee game that my mom won 6 tickets for at the baseball end of year festivities. Hubby took Hammer and Fuzzy, our friend Bob and his son, DogBoy, and their friend Russ! AND, the Yankees won!!!! Woot woot!!! The Pennant Race is on, and the Yankees are doing their late season hot streak!!! Yes!!!!!
We do not usually have the opportunity to go to this many games, but it all happened at the same time! LOL Pumpkin and I had a girls day again, which was really nice! We went bowling, and Pumpkin did great. We also had lunch their together, during the bowling, and on the way home did a quick errand at the drug store, where Pumpkin walked out with Twizzlers and sidewalk chalk. What's not to love???
In other exciting news, Fuzzy was invited to be a Student Ambassador at his school by the new incoming principal. As an ambassador he will be a 'big brother' to a specific incoming 4th grader to the school, and will help show them around and advise them for the year! Also exciting, is that his classmate and our neighbor Vi (a girl) who lives across the street was also asked, as was DogBoy and Russ, Fuzzy's friends and fellow scouts! I am so excited and proud for them all.
It was a really nice weekend, kids, family, baseball, football, good food... can't complain. I could, but I won't!
Looking forward to more exciting things this week!