Saturday, February 19, 2011

Babymoon Staycation

In August of 2008, Justin and I traveled to Dallas for a friend's wedding. The wedding happened to be at the Four Seasons hotel so we decided to make a weekend of it and call it a Babymoon. It was the weekend before we found out Caden was a boy, in fact, it was the weekend that we decided that Caden wouldn't be Mason if he was a boy and would be Caden. It was a special weekend in the life of our family and one I will not soon forget.

This time around it was our plan to do something similar. To go somewhere or do something the weekend before we found out more about Baby Cox #2. Things have changed since 2008, things are no longer just about Justin and I... we have another little guy to consider. So, when we heard Sesame Street Live was coming into town the weekend before our BIG appointment we decided that it was ONLY appropriate to make that the MAIN event in our Babymoon Staycation! We bought the tickets over a month ago and have been anticipating it every day since. One, because we were SO excited to see Elmo and TWO, because that would mean we were only days away from learning more about our sweet Baby Cox.

Caden has been anticipating the "show" all week and was so excited when he woke up this morning... saying, "Elmo Show!" That's right... today is the day...we FINALLY get to see Elmo and all of his friends!

We had an entire day of fun planned for our Babymoon Staycation...

But first we had to make sure we had THREE tickets! Caden's got his...

Then it was on to Einstein's for a bagel!! YUM! YUM! They have these new bagel bites that Caden loved... they are donut hole sized which is perfect for the Chade! He LOVES cinnamon sugar bagels... but they are a tad bit rough on the face! :)

The dudes...
Chocolate Milk! YUM!!! Nana is to blame for his love of this! :) Just like his Daddy and his very own love for "cha-cha mi!" :)

Sweet boy, resting his head on his Mommy's shoulder for the pic! :) Love that he is already learning to pose! Hahaha! He's certainly had some practice!

After we scarfed down our bagels it was time to head to the BIG SHOW at the Frank Erwin Center! Caden and Daddy were READY to get in there and head to the merch stand! It was a bit rainy this morning BUT we didn't let it rain on our parade!

We saw some sweet friends from church/school on the way in and said a quick hi, but NOT much could keep us from the merch stand! Daddy was OVER-EXCITED for today and definitely SPOILED Caden rotten! We came home with so much stuff! It's not often that we get to spoil Caden with things like this... it's usually the grandparents who are doing the FUN, BIG spoiling, so we were excited to be able to do this for Caden today! It was probably an even bigger treat for us than for him!

Caden and Elmo!!
Of course, we had to buy a shirt for Caden to wear to the show, so after we pulled over to the side and got our new shirt on, we were ready to find our seats!

A quick interview with Caden after we got to our seats! (Justin just got a new iPhone through work and he is ONE excited guy to get to try out his new toy!)
We had great seats... and truthfully there wasn't a bad seat in the place... it was really nice the way they set it up... every seat had a GREAT view of the stage! Once we got to our seats, Daddy and Caden hit up YET ANOTHER merch stand and came back with a Big Bird stuffed animal... Caden was SUPER excited and didn't let go of him the entire show!

Fam pic!
Caden mostly sat in Justin's lap and was quite content through most of the show. Only in the last few songs did he get squirmy!

Big bird... and Zoe...
The show was GREAT! They did a great job and Caden really enjoyed the music and dancing! And truthfully so did I... the music was fun for the adults too! :) And best of all, Elmo and his friends taught us how to be Healthy... and what parent wouldn't love that?!

Oh my... I almost forgot... one of the other highlights of the show was seeing his friend Kennedy (remember the prom pic girl from the Valentine's Party post?) We took a few pictures with Kennedy but I don't have those yet... I will post as soon as I do! It was definitely icing on top of the cake! :)

After the show we went to a FUN lunch with our good friend and adopted Aunt Rach! :) We went to a new place to Justin and I but one that we'll definitely go back! They had a playground that was full of LOTS of kids with Elmo shirts on... all having come from the show too! We had some YUMMY burgers and had fun spending time with one of our favorite Austin friends!

We were hoping and planning to head to Hey Cupcake down on South Congress after lunch for an afternoon snack and then off to Zilker to ride the train BUT... OMG... the traffic was ridiculous!! The Austin Marathon is tomorrow and people are EVERYWHERE! So we SLOWLY made our way to Hey Cupcake only to find a 3 block long line and we kindly said no thank you and decided to head back up to G-town to Galaxy Cupcakes... Double YUM! The sun finally made it's way out and the weather was delightful...

Caden of course didn't have a cupcake... BUT he did have a cookie... a flower cookie (he picked it, not us! :) ).
And Justin and I had an assortment of cupcakes... so good!

By the time we got home, into comfy clothes and onto the couch the reality of our tiredness started to set in! Now, Caden is playing happily with his new "show" toys and trying his hardest to stay busy so he doesn't fall asleep! :) And Justin and I are having the best time watching his excitement... knowing that we did a good thing today... no, a great thing! :)

Next time you hear from us we will have some NEWS to reveal... stay tuned and Happy Weekend!


KK said...

What a fun fun day! I'm so glad you got to spoil your little really is more fun for the spoiler than the spoilee! :)

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh that sounds like so much fun! Carter would have loved that! I bet Caden was in heaven! I am jealous of your lunch with Rach! Can't wait to hear pink or blue??? My guess is pink! Love you!

Cori said...

What a fun family day!! Looks like y'all had a blast!!