And we didn't pre-plan a single minute of it. Plans just fell into place, at the perfect times, for the perfect occasions. Serendipity at it's best...
It all started on Saturday, when we took the boys over to the APS of Durham's Dog Wash:
Later that day, we met up with our good friends The Michaelsons (remember the camping trip? Yep, they're the ones with a Marriott in their tent). We love to hang out with them because they're raising their sweet girl Livvy
|Nothing says, "True Friendship" like a forced photo opportunity!|
Anyway, Cindi and Mark were kind enough to offer up two free tickets to see our beloved Wolfpack play against GA Tech. The last time we took Bea to a game, she was small enough to still want to snuggle and nap. Things are a lot different now and sitting in our laps was... at times, just so uncool, Mom, Gosh. Needless to say, we weren't sure how long we would last before we had to go home.
|Oh. Sorry. Are we bothering you, miss?|
|Aunt Meg and her cats will be proud she's embraced the Durham style so well.|
Surprisingly, the girls were really great at the game. For the most part, they watched the action on the field:
And were really in love with the Jumbotron:
Bea and I spent a lot of the time walking around the concourse. It got quite chilly during the afternoon, and being the incredibly responsible parent I am, I forgot a coat for my child. So, I got all Project Runway on her and rigged up my scarf on her little neck instead. I think I created a monster:
|Uh, are these seats lined with Parisian Goose Down? I only sit on French Feathers now, please.|
It was shocking to both Casey and I at the difference in development of an 18 month old (Bea) and a 2 year old. From the looks of it, we're going to have our hands full in a few months!
After church and a family naptime, we rode our bikes over to Fullsteam Brewery for a late lunch/early dinner. Riding our bikes and walking to places around town is a big part of the reason we moved to Durham in the first place. So I was so happy to be doing it more as a family! Bea (despite what this picture shows) was excited about it too:
|Beers and Babies. A natural paring, right?|
Bea was in heaven. There were dogs:
|Uh, he's behind you Bea. Maybe we should get those eyes checked soon.|
French fries (and Ketchup!):
|What? Like you don't give your toddler fried foods.|
|She's cultured like that.|
|Perfecting her signature move, "The Chicken Wing Swing"|
Naturally, she won over a few new fans with her dance floor skillz. A couple sitting behind us snapped this photo of their dog, and guess who crashed their shot? They kindly asked to email it to us and we happily accepted!:
|Introducing... The FullSteam Creeper! (That's my girl!)|
Oh, and can I get a "Holla" for my bike riding attire. I mean, seriously, who else goes cycling in Silver Sparkly TOMS?:
Case and I were both a little sad to see this weekend come to an end. It was revitalizing to our souls to spend such quality, happy time together. As a family. I think we're both re-energized about our lives here in Durham, now and we're really looking forward to making many more memories soon.
Hope your weekend was just as enjoyable!