Today I had two great dates. The first was with my sweet, sweet girl. We went to see Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Green Thumb at the Bank of Kentucky Center. I was a little hesitant to spend so much money on something I wasn't completely sure she'd sit all the way through. Even the middle of the road seats were expensive by the time you added in all of the Ticketmaster charges.
But I decided to risk it and if we were out $50 later, so be it. It would still be quality time with my girl. She got dressed this morning in her Elmo shirt.
After a quick run through the Starbucks drive-thru (for Mommy), we were off. We got there early enough to buy some popcorn, a program, and a light toy for Cate-- which she happily played with until the show started (cell phone pictures from here on out-- cameras with detachable lenses weren't allowed).
But once the show started...
...Cate was mesmerized. She sat (or stood and danced) for the entire show. There were only 2 or 3 songs that didn't include at least 5 or 6 of the Sesame gang, and Cate was a little restless for those numbers. Otherwise, she behaved perfectly and hasn't stopped talking about it since. She cried when the show was over because she wanted Elmo to come back.
Date #2 was with my hubby. Last month we each filled out a bracket. Loser had to plan date night with a $25 budget and it couldn't be something "typical" for us like dinner out or a movie. I lost, so we went bowling. I haven't been bowling in forever. We actually had a lot of fun! We bowled two games, enjoyed some potato skins, and drank a beer a piece. We're both terrible bowlers though. Eric didn't break 100 on either game and I bowled a 105 and a 90. Luckily my parents were in town-- they were more than happy to watch Cate for a couple of hours for us.
Two great dates in one day! I'm such a lucky wife and momma!