Saturday, December 27, 2014


Whew this month flew by. We spent the night  at Opryland  hotel  and had a wonderful time looking at all the lights  and displays. Jack and I road on the Delta river  boat and went sightseeing . Jack was able to ride down  this big snow hill 10 times and all 3 of us went to see the big ICE display of the night before  Christmas. I checked with the hotel  and their main 4 restaurants have gluten  free menus  so we chose the Mexican one , Solario for dinner. It was delicious.  I'm  a planner,  I always plan ahead and come prepared  and I knew there  was going  to be a refrigerator in the room and that there are places in the hotel to get breakfast  but they would be crazy busy and since we only live  an hour away , I brought  some food to keep in fridge since every place to eat there is expensive  anyway. I needed it to be stuff that didn't  require  a microwave and I knew we would be staying up till midnight  since the room was expensive and we only went for one night.  Also needed to be stuff that my two picky  fellas would eat so I packed : plastic utensils , jar of peanut  butter , stakz chips  , cashews , gf granola bars , gf crackers,  cut up summer sausage  and cheese slices  to make our own lunch ables ,  a few cans of soda and a small half pint of Jack Daniel's, Jack  drank the sprite and we had jack Daniel's  and cokes. I also packed cuties , string cheese and greek yogurt for breakfast. The trip was a success, we got  to see and do everything  we wanted and didn't  go hungry and didn't  have to pay  a ton of money for food or alcohol  and Jack even got to swim in the indoor pool for an hour and a half  while I read. Definitely  a great trip, I think  we will be doing this again next year.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lazy Sunday

After  a Super  busy week and weekend , I finally  was able to rest a little.  After  laundry , cleaning  and working out , it  was relax time. Jack and I built  legos , wooden cars,  played  Uno  , read  Christmas books , ate a yummy dinner. Now we are watching  my favorite  movie "National Lampoon Christmas Vacation" while we eat ice cream Sundaes with Christmas  tree sprinkles . I love  this time of year.

Birthday Boy

Jack had an amazing  Minecraft family  party , a friend sleepover  the next night, Marvel  Universe Live the next day and to end the awesome  weekend , a craft and Christmas  movie day.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Puppets, plays and parades Oh my

I love  fun free stuff to do with Jack. We went to the winter  reading  program puppet show (Jack was able  to be part of the act ) , then made ornaments  and played Legos with Aiden. The next day was the play "The Frog Prince ". I thought  the children's  theater  did an amazing  job.  That night we were  supposed to go to  the downtown  Christmas  tree  lighting  ceremony but it was  rained out  so we went to see the new Penguins of Madagascar  movie instead. Then Saturday morning we went to Christmas  parade . After  the parade  the local museum had a ton of free Christmas activities for kids: pictures with Santa  and Mrs. Claus , gingerbread  cake , ornament making , Christmas tattoos, a scavenger  hunt with prize for completion, a magic show  , a balloon artist ,log building (Jack's  favorite  ) Christmas carolers and even Big Red  the WKU mascot was there. Then  my Mom watched  Jack so we could go to an Ugly sweater  Christmas  party.  It was a great  weekend.