Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chicago soccer

Note to self: do not travel to Chicago with Scott Smallie when the Blues are playing the Blackhawks in playoffs. Yes, in one busy intersection he did roll down his window and screamed "Blackhawks suck". It went downhill from there.

Back to soccer...
This weekend was Brady's final soccer tournament of the season.  That is, last tournament before the zillion 3v3 tournaments start in a few weeks. This time we were headed for Oakbrook Illinois...I love Chicago soccer trips!  Scott had a baseball game on Friday and Cate had her dance so we sent Brady to Chicago with the Ferguson's Friday afternoon and we drove up Saturday morning in time for the noon game. Bennett, Cate, and Carter chose to stay with my family Saturday night so we were only in charge of one kid...holla!  FOUR hours in the car with no kids...WOO TO THE HOO!!!  Of course I slept the entire time but Scott enjoyed listening to sports talk radio with no interruptions and we both loved not having to pass out snacks, change movies, turn up the radio, turn down the radio....etc.
We left around 6:15am and made it to the field waaaaay before game time so we stopped at a few stores and had lunch at Chipotle.

This is the type of things that happen when we are kid-free....wardrobe changes in the backseat :)   nice blue undies Coach Smallie
Only action shot I took all weekend.  Brady played great and his team rocks!!!

View of downtown Chicago from our hotel room

I pretty much slept the entire 36 hours we were there.  I guess I just needed it.  After the 12:00 game, we checked into our hotel and I slept until the 6:30 game while Scott watched tv and Brady and crew ran the hotel (sorry Embassy Suites!).  After the game, we ordered Giordano's pizza and ate in our room and then Scott headed down to the pool to socialize and I went back to bed.  I think it was the bed, comforter, and was like being wrapped in a cool hug and I couldn't get enough :)

Wait!  We only brought one kid.  Why are all of these boys hanging out in our room??!!

Brady was digging the only-child lifestyle

Our final game on Sunday was in Hinsdale.  I love Hinsdale.  This neighborhood is just like Fran and Mike's in Clayton...people buy homes the size of ours, tear them down, and then build reaallllly fabulous homes on the lot.  The house on the left was one of my's detached garage in the back was built to look just like the main house and was bigger than my house.  Love!

Cutest team ever!!!

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