Our weekend started off on Friday night. We decided to take Amelia to Joe and Lois's then instead of getting her up early Saturday morning or having Lois come to our house early that morning. So Friday night around 6:30 (bath time) we pack up and head to Grandma and Papa's. This is where it made an ugly turn for the worse. When we got to Grandma and Papa's house, Amelia was ready to play, not take a bath and go to bed. But we proceeded to get her bath water ready and get her all settled in for the weekend. When it came time to actually putting her in the tub she had a major meltdown, and let's just say that I ended up with more water on me than she did. She refused to sit and stood in the tub crying the whole time. So bath time was a short lived affair and we went straight to the bedroom for 'night night.' She didn't want much to do with her milk, so I just put her in the crib and let her be. Nathan and I hung out for about 10-15 minutes just to make sure she was going to sleep (which she did) and then headed out. We went home and changed real fast and headed to Springfield to eat at Maria's. I've been craving Mexican and it hit the spot!
Saturday morning we got up early and went and picked up Bekah and Marty and headed to Hot Springs, our first stop was the horse races. We've been to the horse races 2 other times, but this was the first time for Bekah and Marty. When we got there it was sprinkling/misting rain, but it stopped shortly after we arrived. It was still super cold, so we just hung out inside until post time and then went out and watch the races and came back in. Like I said before, we had a great time! We won't talk abut wining vs. losing...
Me and Nathan at the horse races.
Me and Bekah by the track.
That evening we went and grabbed a bite to eat and headed back to the hotel for bed. Sunday morning we got up and went downtown to explore. We went and took a tour of one of the old bath houses, and walked around, felt the hot springs and drove up to an observation area. By this time we were all ready to get home to our babies, so we headed back to Missouri. We picked up Amelia at about 4:30 and headed home to enjoy her before bedtime.
Bekah and I in the bathhouse.
Nathan and Marty at the bath house.
Me and Nathan outside the Hot Springs.
It was a great weekend away, but there's nothing like coming back to your grinning toddler!