The New.... Utah Valley Thunder!

Last night for family night we got the chance to go to the first ever arena football game in Utah Valley. Our friend Keith hooked us up with some tickets to the brand new Utah Valley Thunder. Definitely on a way different scale then the Arizona Rattlers but the kids had the, "best night of their life", according to Redden! What couldn't be fun about unhealthy food, cheerleaders, spotlights, free posters, t-shirts, and footballs. Oh and did I mention, cheerleaders. I have reached the point where during the halftime show where I can look over and see my two oldest with smiles from ear to ear telling eachother things quietly and laughing all giddily. They were picking out their "favorite". Then I look at Gabe and he has the proudest look on his face that you could have ever seen. Seriously, what is wrong with these guys!!! It is unbelievable the power a short skirt, long hair, and face paint (a.k.a makeup) have over this species of mankind! Well, this leads me to why Redden had the best night of his life. One of the cheerleaders came up and asked him to come play a game down on the field. It was a relay race between boys and they had run with a football while wearing a helmet. Redden got the hand off from another kid first and he was on his way.....till the 12 year old boy blew past him. Luckily, for Redden, the 12 year old boy tripped about 2 yards from the enzone and Redden raced right by the poor boy who just face planted on the turf to the finish line! Redden won the football autograped by the whole team and as he came running back to us, he was giving half the crowd (all 200 of them) high fives! What a stud. Keith gave us another ball so Redden and Ryder each ended up with a ball that I believe is already in their backpacks to show off at school today. We all had a fun time and I'm sure we'll be back again. I just hope they can keep the league going!







12 comments:

Ron and Paula said...

I guess boys will be boys no matter how old they are! Looks like a fun time, cute pics of the boys. How neat for Redden to be such a stud!

Kimberly said...

How did Redden learn how to be such a stud when uncle Jason lives so far away?!?! We al know Gabe didn't teach him! hehe.. jk

Boys are silly... but they sure are cute! Give them all kisses for me! (not Gabe of course!)

Nat & Tommy said...

Ranger has the cutest stinkin dimples ive ever seen! I guess with a hoochie for a mom and a wanna be stud for a dad, they learn fast! :) HA! Love you!

Lisa said...

Bring the noise! Haha, next time we will all have to sit together. Glad your boys had so much fun, mine slept through it. We sure love your family.

cindy said...

Sounds like it was a good time for all. Gabe with his pride you with the "I Know whats comming" and the boy with "We think we know whats comming" Good Luck :)

Joey and Jana said...

Very cool, your boys are too cute, I am sure the cheerleaders loved them! You guys are great to do things like this all the time as a family, good job!

onceapickle said...

How fun! I didn't even know we had an arena team in Utah Co. Good to know. Looks like your boys had a great time. I'm totally cracking up about the cheerleaders...BOYS!

susan hall said...

my kids had a blast too that looks like so much fum...

Ryan and Holly Gibb said...

That's really funny! They learn young! What a fun night for the boys. I like the rocket derby story. And I think Griffin and Ranger could tear a house apart together in 5 seconds! Griff loves to get into everything too. Such a busy stage!

Katie J. Layton said...

I'm happy your boys had a blast. Your boys are adorable. I love the picture of them with the cheerleaders. lol.

Melissa Bosen said...

How fun for the boys! My mom is working for the schools now and ran into your mother-in-law. She said you're having a baby soon. Me too. I have about 2 weeks to go. Good luck--I'll be checking back for a picture!!
mbosen@hotmail.com

Greg and Niki said...

Ok.. I feel like such a dork commenting but thought I would tell you who I am and how I have a connection to you. I sat behind you in church today. My little boy was the blonde who was eating all of your pretzles and stealing your cars. I am actually a friend of your sister Stephanies. We were in her Queen Creek, AZ ward. My parents are in your ward. Fred and Judy Jepson. I live in Herriman now and came to watch my mom's best friend who sang in Sacrament today. Anyhow, after I left church I realized who you were and how rude I was for not saying anything. Anyhow, THANK YOU for letting my bottomless pit eat all of your snacks and play with your toys! I appreciate it!
Niki Chazen