Friday, June 25, 2010

Sometimes the best laid plans, well...

don't go quite as planned.

Thursday evening, our Charlotte Bobcats hosted an open house at the arena uptown. They advertised that all in attendance would receive free hot dogs, popcorn, and soft drinks. There would also be live music, carnival-like games for the kids, and the 2010 NBA Draft would air live on the arena’s main scoreboard. Sounded like a fun, family night --right?!?!
Well, we thought so.
My sister KK was sweet enough to watch the babies for us so we could enjoy an evening out with just the older boys.

Instead of driving, we decided it would be fun to ride the train into uptown.

We were joined by my good friend Jessica, and her little guy Rhett. Jessica's husband Reggie works uptown like Shane, so we met the guys when we got off the train there.

We proceeded on to the arena where we quickly realized EVERYONE else in Charlotte thought this open house would be a fun family night too. The line (just to get in) wrapped around the entire arena. We found our place in line and then waited. And waited, and waited, and waited....
After about an hour or so wait, we finally made our way into the arena. We were given vouchers for our food and then pointed in the direction of the concessions where, of course, more massive crowds of people gathered. At this point we decided to "divide and conquer". Everyone was starving, so Jessica and I would wait in line for the food, while Shane and Reggie would take the boys to play some games. Sounded like a good plan! We all headed to our designated destinations and again found ourselves in extremely L-O-N-G lines. Long story short...we never made it to the front of that hot dog line,

and after the boys waited an hour for ONE trip down the bouncy slide, we decided it was time to call it quits!

We left, and headed on over to Five Guys where we could sit and enjoy a nice juicy burger and fries.

Even though the evening didn't go quite as planned,

we all still laughed, and enjoyed a great night out with precious friends.

All in all it wasn't so bad!

8 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh NO! So sorry that the event turned out to be just a lot of waiting, but looks like you guys made lemonade out of lemons!

Ally said...

Your family is absolutely precious I've been following for months now! I left you an award on my blog!

Caleb and Erin said...

You always have such fun family activities planned...I think I want to come to "Bruces summer camp"!!! Lv,E

Courtney said...

Sorry it didn't go as planned but it sounds like you made the best of it.

AlaynaGainer1姿吟 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。......................................................................

Meg said...

Your little Riley is a DOLL! You are all so adorable, like you just stepped out of a magazine! ;) I enjoy keeping up with you!

Nic said...

Sometimes those turn out to be the best memories!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm sorry it didn't turn out as planned, but it sounds like you made the best of it!