[Fall Bucket List] Football Sunday

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This weekend was the perfect combination of busy and lazy.
(which equals the perfect weekend in my book!)

Saturday was our niece Kayla's birthday party. We had the absolute best time eating lots junk food, decorating pumpkins, and discovering our new found love of bounce houses.

Once Mason discovered that there were Doritos and that there was a candy table with chocolate covered Oreos, it was all over. Seth and I spent the rest of the party trying to keep him from consuming his weight in Doritos. Once we were done eating lunch aka chips, we ventured outside to the bounce house. It took a little while for him to warm up to the idea of it (he spent a lot of time going in and out and in out), but once he got in, we couldn't get him out!

It was finally time to sing 'happy birthday' to Kayla so we convinced Mason to get out of the bounce house with the promise of cake. We went outside, ate our cake, and then went to decorate pumpkins. I think I was more excited than Mason as I had images of the beautiful pumpkins that I posted about on Friday in my head. Needless to say... the painting did not turn out as I envisioned. Mason hated it after 2.7 seconds and my painting was less than professional. But hey, at least our pumpkin looks cute on the table with the rest of the bunch.

Sunday was set for swim lessons and football.

And then Mason woke up with a cold.

We cancelled swim lessons, but still spent the day laying low and watching football. The Steelers are Seth's team and they had the TV slot for the 1pm game so we were happy campers. We put on our Steelers attire and were ready to cheer them on!

I still haven't found Mason a Steelers shirt so he just wore Steelers colors.

And then we attempted a family selfie and Mason wanted NONE of it.

We spent the afternoon hanging out with our friend Vickie, eating in n out for lunch, and cheering on the Steelers (who won! WOOHOO!)

And almost the icing on the cake...
I alllllllmost won the football pool that Seth's work has.
I was thisclose.
Darn Green Bay!
Made me lose by one stinkin point.

This (above) is week 6's picks. It's from a couple weeks ago, but needs proper documentation because...
Sorry for the bragging but... I beat 6 guys who know wayyyyyyy more about football than I do.

Back story : Seth used to be the only one of the two of us who participated in his work's (non-money/non-betting) football pool (basically because I could care less about football - sorry football fans!). The guys pick who they think will win each game and assign points to the games based on how confident they are that that team will win (16 games = point ranges from 1 to 16, 15 games = point ranges from 1 to 15, etc.). Whoever has the most points at the end of the week gets to have the trophy (some random trophy they have at work - probably someone's old soccer/baseball trophy?) on their desk for a week.
Then we got married and were going on our honeymoon for two weeks and Seth would miss two weeks worth of football pools. So, what did any amazing new husband do? Let his new wife pick for him. So what did I do? I WON us one of the week's we were away! And thus began the 'Liz column' on the sheet. It's been almost four years and I've never looked back! Often, I don't do well. But sometimes, like this week, I beat the boys!

Sadly, me winning doesn't really get me anything (but bragging rights) and Seth gets to have the trophy on his desk for a week. And that's good enough for me!


Now, tell me!
What Fall fun have you been up to?

Pick an item, celebrate Fall, and link up with us!
I would love to see how you and your family are spending Fall.

 Desiree at Macke Monologues | Stephanie at Wife Mommy Me | Elizabeth at Chasin' Mason


  1. Awwww, I LOVE that you got in the bouncy house with him! Super cute!

  2. Haha! I LOVE it when girls win stuff like that. My March Madness bracket won this year among a group of friends. It was so awesome beating out a bunch of guys. Good job!

  3. i LOVE Your cute little pumpkin!! i also love that in n out. now i'm craving it big time!!!

  4. Sounds like a fun & super eventful weekend! I use to be all (prekids) "bounce houses are so silly for birthday parties" Now, I'm all, I totally see why! Everyone has a blast in them! Sometime the adults more so than the kids!

  5. What a fun weekend! I'd probably eat my weight in doritos, too! Love the selfies and the story about the football pool! You're lucky!

  6. How fun and such cute pictures! My Mason loves Doritos, too!! I'm sorry he has a cold. Is he getting any better? I hope so!

  7. Congrats for winning! My work did a pickem football thing and I won a few weeks and Chris never did lol. I know NOTHING about football. I always chose based on if it was a warm weather team playing in a cold city... It usually worked lol.

  8. oh you two, so fun with your football competition thing. I enjoy football, but I know nothing about football. But, hey Chris is a steelers fan so I'm sure he'd send y'all a virtual high five if he were home and I could say hey guess who is a steelers fan.
    I like your pumpkin! green! That is fun! I still have to pick something to carve this week.
    My fave pic is the shot of you two in the bounce house. I think we might need to rent one just so Aria can bounce in it. She is too shy to go in alone. Hey, her bday is coming up! I wonder how much those things run. I bet it would be fun. K, now I must research.
    Happy almost Halloween!

  9. Your painted pumpkin looks adorable! I love it! :)

    As for Green Bay ruining your football pool...yea, they ruined my night. Ugh. They made me so mad, they were horrible! :p

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

  10. Mason looked like he had a blast in the bounce house- those things are awesome. I bet he would love one of those trampoline parks. Yes, darn Green Bay! Very upset they lost. I love the family photos, and it does sound like you had the perfect balance of a weekend. Fun activity, then down time at home. Your pumpkin is cute too :)

  11. Football Sundays are one of my favorite parts about the weekend! Love that you cheer on Seth's team even if it's not totally your thing. And, even better that you won the office pool!! Whoop whoop!

  12. First timer here and I must say I'm impressed at what a truly interactive blog you have going here! And as a mama of TWO boys, I can totally relate. Can't wait to poke around a bit and especially read your boy mom series. Perhaps one day I can join in too. :)

  13. That lazy sunday sounds pretty darn awesome! And your little pumpkin was so cute!!!

  14. What an awesome weekend! Looks like you guys had tons of fun! We did our pumpkins last night and I had Myles paint his. He did it for a little bit but it didn't last that long. I like the way the green one turned out!


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