Thursday, September 04, 2008

Our WILDCAT Weekend

Judah's Great Aunt Nancy treated us to a deluxe weekend in her new hometown, "Purple Town."
We rolled into Manhattan Friday evening and were quickly adorned with proper Manhattan uniforms. With our proper attire, we joined several other wildcat fans at a Friday night pep rally to kick off the football season. It was a huge crowd that included fans, cheerleaders, marching bands, coaches, and the star of the show, Willie Wildcat.

Nancy spoiled the pants off all of us, Judah especially, and treated us to a wonderful afternoon of food and fun. Judah's Great Uncle George and Aunt Kathy joined us too. They drove in from their trip to Lawrence. They were visiting, "that girl that Grandpa knows who plays with me," says Judah. She's otherwise known as Ali, their daughter or Kenton's cousin. Ali joined us for lunch and several hours of the 'Ninja Warrior' marathon Saturday afternoon.

Close to game time, we followed Nancy into Aggieville and caught the shuttle bus to the stadium.

Judah was bursting with excitement. Once inside the stadium Aunt Nancy spoiled him and us all with premium priced stadium drinks and food.

Our tickets weren't all together, so we all parted ways for a bit as the game started. Eventually the crowd spread out due to the overwhelming win KSU was pulling off.
We all ended up near Nancy's seats and had a great time.
Judah's new hero, Willie, even visited our seats. Willie plucked Judah out of the stands and the two of them ended up on the jumbo-tron together.

We all had a great time. We finished our weekend with a little rest, lots of special Hansen recipes, some of the best local flavors, and a lot of great time together.

Sunday afternoon we had to pull out of town. At one point we had 8 Hansen's under one roof. It was so much fun.


  1. Aunt Nancy3:37 PM CDT

    What a wonderful recap of the weekend!! I had so much fun and am blessed to have such a wonderful family to share my "purple town" with.

  2. Okay, you quite possibly have the cutest kid on the planet.

  3. Ninja Warrior rocks!! And it's so easy to get sucked in and then you HAVE to watch the whole tournament. We watched it every night on our Colorado trip.
    While cheering the Jayhawks would have been better, sounds like it was a fantastic weekend.

  4. Looks like an awesome weekend Hansen's! Judah can sure do a great Wildcat impression:)