Thursday, April 22, 2010

School Days

You know you are a teacher when you have already started counting down the days!!! We just returned from a field trip and it was quite an experience!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

10 On Tuesday

10. We have had a rough couple of weeks around the Brinkmeyer household and Saturday we forgot about everything and enjoyed a family day! The Husker Spring Game was on Saturday and who would have thought that the Spring Game would be a sold out event! The mobs of people downtown were amazing to see and the "sea of red" was definitely present! Kayin had a blast and was thrilled to see "Coach Bo", Suh, and the "Big Red Band"!!

9. Gearing up for the big party on June 5th has found me finding TONS, and I mean TONS of decorating ideas for the luau! The invites are officially done and several things have been ordered...thank goodness school is out on June 4th!

8. Kayin loves to spend time outside and I think if she could, would stay all day/all night out there! Our fantastic neighbors split up their hostas and we now have nine hostas spread around the back yard. All we need are the planters boxes to magically fill up and ground cover along the back...which another friend is delivering to the house today! :)

7. We worried about switching Harper's dog food...but have had no problems! He loves it and so do we at $15.00 cheaper for a large bag!!

6. Had a great friend from Illinois (actually a high school buddy of Justin's) stop by and stay a couple of nights...always great to see him!

5. Speaking of which...we had the most AMAZING dinner last night and I DIDN'T HAVE TO COOK...yup, you heard me right! It felt so wonderful to come home with the aroma of ribs braising in the oven and the hubby telling me everything as taken care of! The ribs were out of this world -- and whatever concoction the two of them used was delicious!! We also cooked up some rosemary/garlic/olive oil potatoes on the grill...YUMMO!!!

4. What is it with a three year old waking up in the middle of the night and crawling into bed with you?! Although I love cuddling with her, it is becoming a pattern and last night at 2:00 she tells us she wants a princess ya' think princess sheets would be okay and grant that request?!

3. Really hoping the rain stays away today so I can go and plant some ground cover in the back yard....

2. Running out of things to say...

1. I have a huge pile of papers staring at me that I could be grading during lunch so I can enjoy Kayin tonight...guess I'll get a marker and start checking!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring Game

Sitting in the stands with mommy and daddy...
Luckily about 30 members of the Big Red Band came out...and they were about 5 rows in front of us! Kayin was unsure about some of the loud music, but got up and started clapping and dancing most of the time!

Mommy and Kayin waiting in the tunnel for the players to come through.

The infamous SUH...she said him and held out her hand and got a high five!! And a response of, "She sure is a cute little Husker doll!"
Cody Green was next in line.
Kayin pointing to her year of birth as well as all the players that lettered that year

Getting ready to walk down in the "tunnel"...Kayin couldn't wait!!

Watching the players warm up with daddy

Outside the confines of Memorial's quite a site even to go down just to walk around and take a tour!

Waiting with Nana and Papa to go into the game!

Walking over the bridge from our tailgate spot to the game

Tailgating with daddy

Friday, April 16, 2010

Go Big Red

As I type this tonight, we keep hearing the pitter patter of little feet...I have a feeling telling Kayin that we are going to see the "Big Red Band" tomorrow has got her all excited and she won't be able to sleep!

There is something about living in a small city where college football is what everyone lives for and quite honestly, it brings about a new life in the city! I remember going last year tto the Spring Game simply to tailgate and was SHOCKED and overwhelmed at the crowd and mobs of people! It was as if you were standing in a season game and the "sea of red" was all around you! Last year was the first year we really got into the football games and mostly went down to listen to the band, tailgate, and hang out with some great people! Tomorrow will be the kick of it all with the Spring Game! Justin has the day off and we are making a day of it! Can't wait to see the excitement on Kayin's face when we walk through those gates of Memorial Stadium! Stay tuned for pictures! We'll see how long she lasts up in the stadium but for $10.00 a ticket...couldn't pass that up!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Having a little easter egg hunt in Nana and Papa's backyard.
I'd say Kayin score pretty well with the Easter bunny! Justin gave me a bad time, but I figured right now there is only one, so why not?!

Easter Sunday at church...she kept wanting to smell the Lillies!!

Nothing says easter like a basket full of colorful eggs!