Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tailgating!

Please forgive me for all of the pictures...I know there are a lot. We just had a such a fabulous time on Saturday, that I simply can't leave many out! As many of you know, OSU played USC in the Shoe this past weekend. (I would prefer not to discuss the outcome of that game... :( ) We had some friends that were tailgating all day down on campus, and they invited us to stop by. Keep in mind that Barry and I have not tailgated in a LONG time. Like 8 or 9 years...so we were long overdue.

Anyway, Barry really, REALLY wanted to go. He thought the kids were finally at an age where we could go for a few hours...and besides, every Buckeye should experience OSU campus on a home game day! Once we told the kids about it, there was no going back. They were super excited!! So we suited up in all of our Buckeye gear, invited Sheri and the Huntingtons, and headed down to the game. The weather was absolutely perfect...pure, blue, sunny but cloudless skies. IT. WAS. AWESOME.

We parked on West Campus and took the buses over to the stadium, close to where Jon & Ben's tailgate was. The kids thought the bus ride was the best part of the whole day...go figure. Once we got to the tailgate, there was plenty of loud music, cornhole tournaments, party food, and of course, beer. It was a sea of red as far as the eye could see. GLORIOUS!! Unfortunately, there was not much for the little kids to do, and too many people to let them play freely. After spending an hour or so there, we decided to walk up closer to the stadium, and maybe let the kiddos play on the baseball fields. Once we found our way onto the field, the kids had a blast running up and down the big hill, playing tag, running the bases on the baseball diamond, and posing for pictures. We spent quite a bit of time there, and it was really nice to let them run. Of course, we adults got a little silly too...
After the kids ran themselves ragged (and truth be told, we were all getting a little hungry), we decided to head to Graeters for ice cream before we pushed the munchkins to their limits. Of course, after all that running around, the kids needed a lift. Good thing they have such a strong and willing daddy.
The ice cream was everything we imagined it would be...cold, creamy, smooth...heaven in a cup!! The kids all opted for Cookies n Cream, but Sheri and I split a pint of Buckeye Blitz in honor of our fun day and in hopes of a fantastic game that evening! Baby Will was totally into the ice cream too...
We stopped at the grocery on the way home to pick up supplies to cook out before the game, and then we headed to Shawn & Deetra's. The kids played hard and we watched some football. Although our beloved Bucks lost in the last 2 minutes of the game, we still had a fantastic day...and that's all that really matters!!

6 comments:

Wreggie said...

Fun stuff!

Kate said...

does buckeye blitz have peanut butter in it?

great pics!

Kuckie said...

Yes Kate...lots of chocolate and lots of peanut butter!!! MMMMMMMMM!!!!

anotherbeautifulday said...

It sounds like you had a great time. Since you are an Ohio State fan, I have plenty of trash talk waiting to come out, but I can wait until later in the season to see how things go.

BTW -- I do my tailgating in Gainesville, Fla.

Mike, aka "thepoolman"

terri said...

That looks like such fun!

I love the picture of Barry with Noah on his shoulders and walking away with Kendall. That is so sweet!

Claire said...

In my little row of townhomes I have a Buckeye fan - has his car all "pimped" out with Buckeye stuff - and at work one of our managers is a Buckeye fan (her SC liscense plate says GO BUCKS) and she makes the wonderful candies - but now I want some of that ice cream!!!!!

 
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