Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Fun

We had such a fun Memorial Day weekend! We had my parents and my cousin, Bryan, in town from Thursday to Monday. Here's a breakdown of what we did! Bryan flew in Thursday morning. This was my last day of school with kids, and Tony picked him up from the airport, they had lunch, went back to Tony's work for a bit, and left to hit balls in the afternoon. They wanted to get ready for their big weekend of golfing! We went to dinner that night at Hideaway...we actually went to the restaurant too! It's been awhile since we've done that. I had to go back to work on Friday to finish cleaning out my room and check out. While I was doing that, Tony, Bryan, and Cole picked up my parents from the airport and hung out for a bit until the guys went to go play their first round of golf for the weekend. They played at Forest Ridge, our neighborhood's course. It was super windy this past weekend, but they still had a good time. Friday evening we planned to go see the Tulsa Drillers baseball game. They play downtown, so we went out to eat at Back Alley Blues BBQ downtown before the game. I had never been to either of these things, so it was fun to do something different! Cole was giving me kisses at dinner...love that little man!
He was also having a good old time walking to the game with Pop Pop!
We were not quite sure how Cole was going to do at the baseball game since we've never taken him and the game started at 7:05. We knew we would be out past his normal bedtime. He pretty much wanted to stand in front of our seats the entire time. He loved watching the mascots run and play around. He kept pointing and watching for them. We did take him away from the seats to let him run wild, but it was really tricky to keep track of him and to keep him from running into people! So luckily, he did pretty well at our seats.
We made it to the 7th inning! Friday nights they do fireworks, so we missed that, but we were really happy with how long we were able to stay at the game. We can't wait to go back again!
The absolute highlight was my Dad got a foul ball for Cole! The ball actually hit someone (they were fine), and bounced all around a bunch of other people, off the wall next to our seats, and right in front of us. So my Dad grabbed it up and gave it to Cole who immediately threw it! So we got a fun little souvenir from his first baseball game ever!
Saturday we had more plans. The guys went for another round of golf, this time at Emerald Falls, another course not too far from our house. My Mom, Cole, and I went to pick blueberries! I've been wanting to do this since we've moved, but never had anyone to go with me and Cole was so little last year. It was warm and windy, but we headed out to Thunderbird Farms just a few miles from our house. We spent about an hour and picked 2 1/2 pounds of berries. Cole did really well and had so much fun running up and down the rows of bushes. He also loved eating the berries off the bushes and out of his bucket. He didn't contribute much to the 2 1/2 pounds we took home!
I will definitely go back with him by myself if I have to now that I know what I'm doing. My Mom usually goes berry picking, so she showed me the ropes. I got some super cute pictures while we were out there too. :)
Later in the afternoon on Saturday, once the guys got home from golf, my Mom and I were able to do some shopping at the mall for a few hours. So much fun since I don't get to do that very often anymore. We got some good summer clothes and some great deals since everywhere was having Memorial Day sales. We came home for a cook-out where the guys (Tony & Bryan) were doing the grilling. I hope Bryan taught Tony a few things...he's really good on the grill. Tony is a great cook though too - so I'm not complaining!
Sunday was more golf for the guys. This time they drove over to Fayetteville, AR to play at the Blessings. This is the course where the Arkansas golf team practices. The guys really enjoyed this different style of course. I think it was a lot more difficult, but they thought it was really cool. They had some funny stories of shots that didn't quite go the way they wanted them to out there.
My Mom, Cole, and I hit up one of her favorite places in Tulsa...Old School Bagel for lunch! Then we did some more shopping at Utica Square. HAVE to go to Anthropologie, you know!
On our way back, we stopped at Wal-Mart to get the little man a pool for the summer. That was a hit, of course! He was in and out of that pool and splashing all around. We will definitely be spending some time in the pool. Cole even knows how to say "pool" and says "ya" when you ask if he wants to go swimming.
We wrapped up the weekend with some more good eats: Chuy's take-out for dinner, egg casserole a la Tony for breakfast, Top That Pizza for lunch before everyone started getting ready to leave. So that is how we spent our holiday weekend! It seems like we did a lot, and we did, but there were good relaxing times in there too! We loved having family here, and are excited to see them all soon!

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