Hey! How’s your week going? Ours is off to a good start. We had crazy rain on Monday and then yesterday was crazy cool with only a high of 70. I think the rest of the week looks pretty normal with warmer temps. So, the kids had some lazy afternoon time on Monday, but yesterday I kicked them out of the house and told them to go find their friends!
Anyway, today I’m sharing how we celebrated Travis for Father’s Day. My dad was in town last week, so we grilled out when he was here, and I sent him a CD that he was wanting.
Of course, our Father’s Day weekend was dictated by baseball. Hayden’s Saturday games got rained out, but they scrimmaged another team on our fields for a few hours Saturday afternoon. Once we got the tournament schedule for Sunday, and it seemed like we could be at the ball park all day, we decided to celebrate on Saturday night when we knew we’d have more time to do so.
After we cleaned up from the scrimmage games, we headed out to dinner.
We ate at Agave and Rye where we ordered chips and all the dips. Travis had a margarita and I prickly pear marg with sugar on the rim. Sooo good. We all tried different tacos, and they were delish as well.
Then, we headed to a new milkshake place in town called Cattywampus Station. There’s another location in a town nearby that we’d never been to, so we were excited to try this one that just opened in Lex. Milkshakes are their specialty!
We got the cookies and cream as well as a Reese’s cup one! They are quite impressive. Yes, that’s a regular sized cupcake on the milkshake, and then there’s a brownie on top of the other milkshake.
We did take of the cupcake and brownie and put them in a “to go” box to have later. Then, we shared the milkshakes. They were so good.
Afterwards, the kids fed the ducks at the nearby pond, and took a couple of Father’s Day photos with Trav.
We headed home to watch some of the Olympic Track and Field trials! We all love watching the Olympic coverage.
Sunday morning, Travis and Hayden headed out very early for the first game. I hung back to let Hadley sleep in. Since we didn’t know what time we’d be home, we went ahead and set out Trav’s gifts (a couple of shirts, a few Harry’s products (shave cream and hair gel), and a Kova Bluetooth speaker set) for him to open whenever we got home.
Hadley and I made it in time for the 1:30 game. Well, the Crush kept on winning after losing their first game on Sunday. They played three games on Sunday to make it to the championship game against a team they lost to in the Saturday scrimmage and on Sunday morning.
But….the Crush jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning, and ended up winning 9-7!
The boys were so excited to earn their tournament championship rings.
They had a great day full of games, hard work, team work, prayers and popsicles!
Hayden couldn’t quit smiling! Their determination paid off.
After 12+ hours at the ballpark, we were hot, sweaty, and tired, but all the dads agreed that it was the best Father’s Day present to see their boys come out on top!
We didn’t get home until after 9:00, so we picked up Jimmy John’s for dinner followed by the dessert Hadley made: Amy’s Lemon Freezer Pie.
She made it Saturday afternoon because we just weren’t sure what time we’d have on Sunday. It must have sloshed around a bit when we shut the freezer drawer because it looked a little lopsided when we got it out on Sunday night. It still tasted delish. I add a dollop of Cool Whip on top of each slice when serving.
Trav’s the best! The love and support he shows the kids are beyond measure. He’s there for anything from homework help to baseball practices to dance recitals and all the moments in between.
I know he had a great day (weekend!), and we had so much fun celebrating him!
See you back here tomorrow for Monthly Musings.