My mom found an amazing deal on BYU football tickets ($5 a piece) so we schlepped to Provo to watch the game. This was the first college game the boys had ever watched at the stadium so they were pretty excited about the whole thing.
We made our way to Provo and accidentally missed all the traffic (not that we wanted to be stuck in traffic, but we had expected it) so we arrived nearly two hours before kickoff (oops). We parked on Canyon Road and walked to the stadium where the boys explored all the nooks and crannies and could not wipe the gigantic grins off their faces.
Bryce and Parker shot some hoops with the BYU women's basketball team (they were amazed how tall those girls were).
Our seats were extremely nosebleed, but we were happy to have them. Besides, the boys had a good view of the entire field and that was exciting for them. Bryce in particular was completely entranced by the game. He was giddy, it was so much fun to watch him. Parker was surprised that the field was so small -- it looks bigger on tv. He spent a lot of time on my lap asking question after question about everything around him (football and not so much). It was a magical sort of afternoon and I'm so glad I got to spend it with three of my favorite guys.
By the time we were driving home we were all bushed (some of us may have nodded off, but we won't admit it if you ask so don't bother asking). Josh and I came home sporting raccoon style sunburns on our faces, but it was so worth it. What a good trade for such incredible memories. And it was a two-for-one deal because not only did we have a great time, but also BYU won the game (or rather, slaughtered the other team, it was a bit of a blow out).
What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in fall.