New Gopher Stadium Tour

Ethan and Daddy on the U of M campus
My dad standing below Brown County (all the counties in MN are etched in around the stadium
Mommy & Ethan with Goldy!
Papa and Ethan (Ethan proudly waved his pennant)
View of the new field- it looks great!

Last weekend, we were lucky to have my dad visit us for the weekend. We stayed busy watching/ checking on all the MN sports games throughout the weekend. We made a trip out the Cabelas in Rogers and besides checking out all the hunting and fishing gear, we also showed Ethan the fish and all the animals displays- which he really liked. On Saturday night we took my dad to one of our new favorite burger places- Smash Burger. (so good!) On Sunday morning Anthony and my Dad went to a gun show in St. Paul while Ethan and I did a little fall clothes shopping. After they returned we headed over the the U of M campus to tour the new TCF Stadium. All of the alumni were invited to tour and when we arrived we thought for sure we'd wouldn't be getting in with the huge line that we saw. However, I strolled up to one of the workers and asked about the wait time and he pointed us to a "secret door" around the corner that was wheelchair (stroller) accessible- woohoo- thank you Ethan! So after cutting about 200 people in line we were inside! The stadium was a great sight to see. It was exciting to think what having the stadium back on campus would be like for students. Although I think about today (it's only October 10th and snow covers the ground) and I think it might be a little cold!
All in all it was a great weekend. My dad was able to see all of Ethan's new abilities and by the time he left Ethan did not want to leave Papa's arms! Ethan can now get around pretty well. He even climbs the entire staircase! We can't believe how quickly we are approaching that 1 year mark. Ethan is such a fun and happy baby that each new stage he enters is our "favorite."
Ethan and I will be traveling to Charlotte, NC for a nice 4 day weekend over MEA. We will be visiting Grandma Delene, Auntie Ashly, Uncle Tony, and Ethan's cousin's Amber & Alyssa. We are super excited to see them and even more excited to celebrate Alyssa's birthday while we are there. Since we live so far apart we don't always get to be there for those special events.

So yippee for a short work week and a fun-filled trip to look forward to!

take care,

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