Friday, September 5, 2014

Parent's Weekend!

Parent's Weekend at the Air Force Academy is a big deal.  It's held on Labor Day weekend and it gives cadets a chance to show their parents what they've been up to, especially for the freshman (4 degrees).  
Brian and his parents (and the Falcon) at Parent's Weekend in 2007.

Brian and I in 2007 at Parent's Weekend.

It just so happened to work out that my parents were able to come out Labor Day weekend and got to partake in a few Parent's Weekend activities!

At the Denver airport veerrry early in the morning on Thursday. So happy to see her Grampa again!

Brady and Gramma at the airport. They're here!

We went home and rested since it was such an early day for us all.

In the evening Brian and my dad went to Brian's flag football game while we went to our homeowner's association's ice cream social.  Layla wasn't thrilled with her free ice cream. Princess.

Friday morning we got up and headed to the Air Force Academy. 

We even got to see Brian fly! He's in the white glider behind the yellow tow plane. 

My mom and I at Brian's squadron

My parents :)

After Brian got done flying we got to go see some of the static displays. Here he's showing everyone the gliders.

Even got my dad in a glider!

"Mom, leave us alone, we're flying."

In the jump plane

Watching planes take off with the jumpers

A hanger full of gliders

Saturday night my parents graciously let us have a date night so we went to the Golden Bee at the Broadmoor Hotel.
We ordered their famous "yard of beer"

I was scared I was going to break it so I gave Brian the task of finishing it.

Saturday morning we headed back up to the Academy for the football game tailgate.
The cutest little Falcon fans!

Our friends son had the same jersey but we couldn't get the 3 of them to pose together for anything...this was the best one, haha!

After hanging out by our car for a little while we headed to the flying squadrons' tailgate 

I tried getting a picture of some of the ladies in the squadron..and a pasta lid flew in the wind onto us and Brian caught it on camera, haha!

Here's a better one...besides the photobomb by the casual lieutenant.

My mom and the kids headed back to the house and the rest of us headed to the game.

Brian and my dad

The Falcons ended up beating Nichols State by quite a bit. It was a fun (but really hot) game. I hadn't been to a game since 2007 so it was a ton of fun being back!

Afterwards we had a bbq at our house to celebrate the Falcons victory.

And I was the genius buying hot pink cupcakes...

I'll post the rest of our weekend in my next post!


Janelle Vannice said...

Oh, I miss Parents' Weekend at USAFA! Last weekend was the first Labor Day weekend of our entire relationship that hadn't revolved around PW, and we were kind of lost, haha. The past five years were spent there... so it's nice looking at your pictures and kind of "reliving" it! :)

Jenn said...

Omg I just laughed so hard at the photo of the lid flying at your group picture. That is such a keeper!!! Looks like such a fun weekend!

Jen said...

This looks like so much fun!!! :) I love the photos.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

So many things I could comment on, but the most important is: DATE NIGHT! Good for you for taking some time off and enjoying lots of beer with with hubs ;)

Traci@TheHallway said...

So so fun!! And seriously, how cute are they in their little jersey's tailgating! I could squish them!! :)

Shannon said...

so fun! i love seeing posts when grandparents come to visit. the littles always seem to have such a great time. oh, and date nights too! xo

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

Dude - that beer is crazy! I would have been scared about breaking it too. I'm a total klutz like that.

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