Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Parents Weekend, take two.


TCU Family Weekend was great! We saw MUCH more of our college student this year than we did last; I think Will appreciates the value of a free meal better as a sophomore than he did as a freshman.

Will's room at the fraternity house was in about the shape I expected. He and his roommate had gone to the effort of making their beds, but neither seemed to care about the piles of trash on their floor. Turns out the boys didn't have a trash can; worse yet, they hadn't even noticed they didn't have one. {sigh}

All in all a fun time, though!

Dinner Friday night. My cousin's daughter is a freshman at TCU, and we went to dinner with their family. Will also invited a friend to join us

Our restaurant Friday night, called Nonna Tata, is TINY and doesn't take reservations (we knew this and went very early). While we were there, two different parties arrived with their own tables, chairs, tablecloths, candles and wine glasses and set up on the sidewalk just off the patio! Evidently the kitchen can accommodate more diners, but their space can't, so devotees of the restaurant have solved this problem by bringing their own everything! We were quite intrigued by this concept and thought it sounded like a fun Friday night adventure with friends

At the house Saturday morning: Will had lofted his bed (perhaps to sleep further away from the trash), but it was horribly rickety so Robert helped Will stabilize it (or more accurately, Will *supervised* while Robert fixed the bed)

Will's desk. Hmmm

The boys hosted a cookout at the fraternity house for the parents. Will originally told us the party would start at 11, but he texted me around 10:45 and said, "Uh, I just woke up and I'm the only one at the house who's awake, so you probably shouldn't come until closer to 11:30."

Robert and me with Will before the football game

At the game I spotted this adorable child wearing a precious purple and white gingham bishop dress smocked with TCU's horned frog mascot. Oh, how I miss the days when I dressed my girls like that!

TCU's stadium is under construction. It was unpleasantly hot that afternoon, so I watched the game from under the concourse. TCU beat Portland State, 55-13

Saturday night Will invited another friend to join us for dinner at a steakhouse in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Mother and son at the conclusion of a fun weekend!

1 comment:

The 5 Bickies said...

Looks like a fun weekend! You got a lot of pictures too with great smiles!