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My Date with 3 Men

I have been wanting a date with these three men for such a long time and Sunday I finally got a chance. 

my date with three men

Malik came home Friday for Spring Break from Bowie State University, hubby is feeling strong enough and comfortable enough to be around crowds after a long winter of Chemo treatments and Tayair decided to hang out with us as well.

Blake and Malik our oldest son, Tayair


Many thanks to Johnnie Lonon, who you will remember was featured in my “Millennials Making History” blog feature, but in case you missed it, click here to read the post.  Johnnie is an Account Executive for the 76ers and he invited us to a game. 

I know all about the Sixer’s record but going to one of their home games in Philly wasn’t all about the game or even the team, it was getting in some family time with my three men.

Philadelphia 76ers SUV Sixers Scoreboard

As a mother of sons, my heart is always with them even when they leave home and often times it is very difficult to view them as grown or almost grown men…I can still feel their little hands grabbing me around the leg!

Our youngest son at the 76ers game

Life has a way of flying by even when you aren’t having fun and those precious family times become fleeting which is why I try to grab a few when I can.  So not only did I have a date with my hubby and 2 sons on Sunday, but I also got a date with my youngest on Saturday when he and I went shopping at Goodwill, Plato’s Closet and the Dover Mall…despite the fact I had to pay for everything.  

Although he probably wanted to be with his buddies, if you look at his face you will see that he had as much fun as I did yet my heart was much more full!

shopping at Goodwill shopping at Plato's Closet

The date at the Wells Fargo Center was nice, the dinner was alright, $8 slices of pizza and $7 sodas, but the best part was just being with my three men #blessed

8.00 slice of pizza


Wells Fargo Center in Philly

Okay, so how many of you moms of mini men can relate, chime in and leave me a comment.

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap Up – Movie with my Men

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap Up

This year our Turkey Day was low key, but that’s exactly how we needed it to be. Hubby has two more Chemo treatments, the last one will be 12/23 and we are looking forward to entering 2016 Cancer FREE!

colon cancer

Malik arrived home from Bowie State University on Saturday evening. Thankfully, his aunt drove him home so I didn’t need to make that trip down and it was wonderful to see him when I got home. I couldn’t believe how much my ‘baby’ had grown since August…just look at those “guns”

muscle man arms

no words…

It was a leisurely Turkey Day which started by watching the Macy’s Day Parade, cooking the Jennie-O Turkey which was delicious and then relaxing with Tayair while he and his father watched football and the Eagles lost again!

Jennie O Turkey Avi

This is a great turkey!

Philadelphia Eagles lost again

Philadelphia Eagles lost again!

I am not one who ventures out on Black Friday, so no bargains were had for us, instead we all watched movies together in the family room and munched on Thanksgiving dinner leftovers.  It was a lazy two days!

Lazy day

selfie with the sons

Saturday the mini men and I headed to a matinee at Westown Movies to see “Creed” and it was definitely a good movie. I loved the storyline, the actors but best of all, hanging with my sons.  

The last movie we saw together was Polar Express and the last time I was at Westown was to cover their Grand Opening, remember this post?

Our neighbor, Kyla works at the theatre and she was glad to see the guys as they are now all at different colleges.

at Westown Movie Theatre

they all grew up together

Creed at Westown Movies

Creed at Westown Movies in Middletown

After the movie we went to Ruby Tuesday for dinner and had a great meal, the Apple Cider Spritzer was very refreshing, I actually drank two glasses!

I ordered the Asiago Sirloin and Fried Shrimp, something that I haven’t done in over a decade. I don’t normally eat red meat and never fried shrimp, but it was the holiday so I splurged a little and it was worth it!  

Tayair’s meal was plated better than mine so I took a picture of his.

Dinner at Ruby Tuesdays

We popped over to Walmart, Marshalls and Kohl’s before heading home for the evening. Walmart had several of their Statement necklaces on clearance for $2.00 and a few Frank’s Red Hot sauce gift ideas on display as well as over at Kohl’s.

Statement Necklaces at Walmart

Frank's RedHot Gift Set

Frank’s RedHot Gift Set

Frank's RedHot Recipe Book

Frank’s RedHot Recipe Book

It was definitely a great Saturday night to be out and about hanging with my mini men.

What I wore on the weekend

What I wore to the movies

It’s tough getting both of them together to pose with me, but hubby and I were able to capture a few shots before I drove Malik back to school and the very last one he “allowed” me to take was when I dropped him off on campus.  

soda and a smile

a soda and a smile made my day

hard to get a group shot

me and my mini men

the loves of my life

my sons, the loves of my life

Bowie State University

see ya later son!

Well that was my Weekend Wrap Up, how was your Thanksgiving Holiday?