On Friday morning, Smith and I loaded up in the back of my parents’ car and headed to Houston to see the Red Sox play the Astros.
Since I had taken Kensington to Boston in May and Andrew had taken Smith to New York, we decided to switch kids for this little adventure. (FYI: I asked Andrew if he wanted to go on this trip too, and he rolled his eyes and said no to going to see the Sox play…sigh…such a Yankee fan I married!).
Here we are ready for our 4.5 hour trip down to Houston! Smith only agreed to wear this Boston tee because it was orange :).
We stopped in Huntsville for lunch and when we saw this sign…it was like the Lord shouting down from Heaven for us to stop. Homemade Hot Fried Pies. Yup…that’s the kind of place where we need to eat.
It was called Farmhouse Sweets & Eats and it was delicious!!
Lovie and silly Smith
He’s never looked more handsome than in this Boston shirt 🙂
We arrived in Houston, checked into our hotel (we stayed at the JW Marriott because let’s face it, Lovie only comes on these trips for the shopping…she’s not a baseball fan…and that hotel is right across the street from the Houston Galleria) and headed to do some shopping.
I love this kid so much! We had a little snack and drink at Starbucks. We sat here and had a long chat about him becoming a big brother. He is just so sweet and has the kindest heart. I just know he’ll be a wonderful big brother to Ashby.
I told Smith he could pick out one treasure on this trip…and he picked a bow and arrow…of course. While mom and I shopped and looked around, my dad taught him how to use it.
And before long, he was Robin Hood Jr.
I was walking out of a store and saw this :). They would just practice every time we stopped. So funny!
On Saturday morning, Papa Jay took Smith to swim in the hotel pool before we checked out. This kid loves the water!
As I was packing up my overnight bag to leave the hotel, I looked inside and realized I was such a boy mom…sword, Ninja Turtle shell and bow.
We had a little time before our 3:00 PM game, so we headed back across the street to the mall. Smith found him some new orange sunglasses.
Papa Jay and Smith love to farkle…
…but Smith always laughs and says he wins because rock beats everything. He thinks a piece of paper covering a rock is dumb…a rock is a rock…it would whack the heck out of that paper :).
We left the mall and headed to Crave Cupcakes before the game. Hello yummy!
I just love my boy!
I ate a fabulous lemon cupcake! Sooooooo good!
And Smith had dark chocolate 🙂
There is a little play area next to Crave, so he played a minute before we left.
This kid melts my heart.
We arrived at Minute Maid Park for Smith’s first Red Sox game!
Our cheering crowd!
Smith ate popcorn during the game…
…and cotton candy too!
By the 7th inning, this is what Smith thought of watching the Sox and Astros play :). I carried him back to the car and then he woke up as we drove away. We drove straight back to Dallas and were home by 11:00 PM. We had such a fun time together! I love getting some one on one time with my kids.
While we were away…
…Andrew took off work on Friday and he and Kensington had a really fun time too! From what I hear, they swam and ate and ate and swam.
They also made my Butterscotch No Bake Cookies :).
And I want to say one quick thing about my new fun travel tote! Sheaffer was doing a Barrington Bag giveaway a few weeks ago and I left a comment saying I hoped I won…and the nice people at Barrington read my comment and sent me one. Ladies, I love it! It’s big and durable and has my monogram and I’m very thankful for it! If you haven’t checked out Barrington, you should :).
And yesterday afternoon, I noticed that this maxi dress I love was 25% off (making it less than $38), so I mentioned it on Face Book and holy moly! You ladies loved it so much and went on and on about it that I bought a second one too. I bought the black and white striped one because I think it will layer well into fall.
I ordered this black and white striped one yesterday.
It’s Meal Planning Monday today…
…yummy food for busy summer days! Click here for the recipes.