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
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.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
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.