Sunday, November 23, 2008

Marching in the Christmas Parade (11/22/08)

Milwaukee "Christmas" Parade

Logan and Jim were out of the house by 7:15 A.M. They needed to be at Milwaukee Lutheran High School by 7:30. The band was taking the school bus downtown. Logan marched in the parade, while Jim walked along with the band. It was just like old times...Jim was in the MLHS band, too. Logan's fingers were so frozen, they hurt. Brett stayed home and watched the parade on television. Katherine was determined to go, even though I told her that we were only staying until Logan and the band passed. Katherine and I stood on the corner of Old World Third Street & Kilbourn.
Katherine and a 40 foot gingerbread man
Milwaukee Lutheran High School Marching Band
Logan is next to the kid looking at the camera.
After MLHS went passed, we ran into my brother, Latif. We drove him back to his car (which was quite a distance away) and headed home. Had we not had a busy day planned, I would have considered staying for the whole parade. Maybe next year.

University of Wisconsin Badgers vs Cal Poly
at Camp Randall Stadium

Logan, Brett, and Lisa before the game

Bucky Badger and the UW flag

We can kick!!

The UW Badger with the over-time, game-winning extra-point kick


The boys were impressed at seeing some players praying after their win.
Brett, Lisa, and Logan after the game
Lisa got four tickets to the football game and took Logan, Brett, and me. We had an hour between Logan getting home from the parade and meeting Lisa. We got to her parents' house at 12:30. Logan napped on the way to Madison, and Brett read a book. Our parking spot (thanks to Lisa's Aunt Karen) was across the street from our entrance to the stadium. We were in Row 58, on the 30-35 yard line (right behind the Badgers bench)...great view! Because of the cold weather, we had many layers of clothing to keep us warm. Our toes seemed to take the brunt of the cold, though. The Badgers weren't doing so well, and Lisa and I were yawning. What a game! The referee added seconds to the clock a few times. We just wanted the game to end. Amazingly enough, the Badgers pulled out a much-needed win. Our MVP was the kicker for Cal Poly, who missed three extra-point kicks. Wisconsin-36 and Cal Poly-35 in over-time! Logan and Brett had so much fun! What a great Christmas present. Thank you, Lisa!

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