Monday, August 30, 2010

Spur of the Moment Nashvegas Trip

Ben had a conference in Nashville this weekend. The boys and I were going to stay home because his conference very long. Ben called to let us know he arrived safely and was staying in a wonderful hotel downtown with 2 queen beds. I decided to be spontaneous and picked up the boys after school, packed our bags, then headed to Nashvegas for a fun-filled weekend. After a busy week at school, I felt like we needed a relaxing break. The boys were all about hanging at the hotel pool. The highlight of any trip to the boys is swimming in the hotel pool, it is absolutely mandatory. They don't care that we now have a pool of our own. They get to swim in the HOTEL pool!!! We didn't see Daddy much because he was off at the conference all night Friday and all day Saturday. The boys couldn't get over the "fancy" hotel and loved that we were on the 23rd floor with windows overlooking downtown Nashville. It was a beautiful view. Friday night we ate at the hotel, then went swimming. They had a hot tub that I thought was relaxing. The boys thought it was great to get in the hot tub for a couple of minutes, then jump in the pool (because then it felt really chilly). They have great fun challenging each other to different types of jumps and dives. "Watch this..."(belly flop), "Well can you do this?"...(TaeKwonDo kick with huge splash).Saturday I took the boys to the Adventure Science Center. What a neat place for kids. Caleb went last year on a school field trip. It was well worth it, very cool place to explore.

One of Caleb's favorites, the space exhibits.

Cody doing what he does best, monkeying around. Well actually he is lifting a car by hanging on a rope attached to a large pulley. He did it and was so impressed by his strength :)

Cody checking out the Batman building and our hotel with the binoculars from the top of the Science Center.
Look out Caleb, there is a Triceratops right behind you!

Caleb the archeologist.

Dr. Cody R. Peterson
I don't think this person has any brains Mama.

After the Science Center, we walked around downtown Nashville for a couple of hours. Then went back to the hotel for another swim till Daddy was done. We all had dinner at Demos together, yum! That restaurant is a favorite of ours. Saturday night we could see fireworks from our hotel window. What a great weekend with my kiddos. Now it is back to work and school.


The Hadfields said...

What a fun mom! Miss you!

Kev said...

It's very bizarre to watch these little guys grow before my eyes. Its only been about two months since I saw them and I can tell the difference! Cody is getting longer legs and Caleb is getting taller. Tell them to slow down, Miranda!!!

jimmythegeek said...

Hey Kevin, I'm sorry to report that strapping books to their heads doesn't work either.

Nashville is a fun place -- looks like you guys had a lot of fun!!

Mom said...

What a great weekend getaway for you and the kids. Looks like fun.
Love you!