Saturday, October 8, 2011

Kids, I know what we're gonna do today!

Last night we attended another fun HopeKids Minnesota event. This one was a brand new experience for the couple hundred people who attended: watching movies on the football field at TCF Bank Stadium where the Gophers play. They played the Phineas and Ferb movie and then Soul Surfer. A huge thanks to Gopher Athletics for allowing it to happen and the HopeKids people and student athletes who helped out! It was the first time they had an event like this at the stadium. Julia and Finn were impressed with the size of the place, and enjoyed running around on the field and feeling the artificial turf.

For the movies we plopped down near the 50-yard-line on our blanket and laid back. It was really windy and the clouds rolling by behind the giant screen was a neat sight.

We left after about 30 minutes into Soul Surfer. It was already an hour past the kids' bed time and we were 45 minutes from home. Even that little bit left an impression on Julia because this morning she remembered to ask to see pictures of the real Bethany Hamilton.

We're now busy getting ready for Julia's Make-A-Wish trip tomorrow. We'll be leaving bright and early to head to the airport for a week in Orlando!