Sunday, March 1, 2009

Concert with Jacob and Coloring with Ally

A few week ago I won tickets to go and see the Brad Paisley concert in Portland, as well as hotel vouchers. I thought this would be a fun outing for Jacob and me. So Friday Jacob and I hit the road and headed to Portland to see the show.
Our hotel parking lot was a big hill and Jacob loved running down this hill. It is so hard to get a good picture of Jacob. I think this picture of him running is one of the best that I got during our time together...

After we checked in at our hotel and rested for a few minutes, we decided to head out. I knew we had a bit of a drive to get to the concert and I thought for sure we would find a restaurant on the way, as well as an ATM. Suddenly, much quicker than I expected, we were upon the Rose Garden and I did not have cash to park and Jacob was complaining that he was hungry.
I pulled into the parking area and said pathetically...Any chance I can pay to park with a debit card? I knew it was stupid. But the nice lady let me park near her booth and go up what felt like a very large staircase to an ATM. She acted like I would just see an ATM at the top. No such luck. Jacob and I wandered around for awhile and did finally stumble upon an ATM. We were then able to go back and park the car. I tried to emphasize to my hungry son that we were on an adventure.
We were able to eat once we were in the Rose Garden. We were both happy and excited to see the show. We found our seats and took some I said before getting a decent picture of Jacob is near impossible...

It looks like I am torturing him in this picture...

The first performer was someone that I hadn't heard of, so the excitement level was not too high. At this point Jacob was looking tired. I don't understand this because there have been times when Jacob asked if he could stay up late during a weekend night to watch movies. I usually fall asleep before him on these nights. So then Dierks Bentley came out and I think Jacob would have fell asleep then, but there were quite a few screaming girls behind us. A couple very loud girls right behind us. Jacob gave them a number of looks that made me believe he thought they were crazy.
Then when Brad Paisley came out, Jacob was asleep within about 5 minutes. I guess running up and down the hill at the hotel wore him out. I considered leaving because Jacob was sleeping, but it was a very good show, so I sat and enjoyed it and Jacob slept (further proving my belief that he could sleep through the house falling down around him).
I think he had fun even though he missed the main event. And I know I had fun and was glad to have him along.

Ally was slightly jealous of this outing. So when I came home yesterday, I had my montly Stampin' Up workshop to attend and then it was Ally time. She knew she wanted to go out for smoothies. I told her we should do dinner first. Her first idea was McDonalds. I said not McDonalds. So then she said Burger King. I said how about Mexican food. She said no. We were stuck. She finally came up with Izzys. So off we went for the buffet at Izzys.
We then had to kill some time because we were full and we couldn't get smoothies right away. So we were wandering around the store and decided to get new coloring books, so we could go home and color pictures for each other. We went through the Dutch Brothers drive thru and got strawberry smoothies and headed home to color and watch American Idol.
Ally and I took pictures too. She has a better camera smile than Jacob does.
Silly Faces

Mad Faces

Just the 2 of us
(And my new hair-do; I love it Mom!)

I am lucky to get to have so much fun with my kids. I should have taken some pictures with Logan too. I will have to do that soon. Each of my kids have such fun personalities!


Lani said...

My momma was at that same concert! So fun!

Sandee said...

ah...those one on one times are soooo important.