Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Our Night Out with the "Rocks"

Girl's Night Out!

Abby Kate and I had so much fun in Nashville! Abby Kate had been looking forward to seeing the Rockettes for a very long time. She was thrilled when she woke up on Friday morning about the day we had ahead of us.

We were able to meet up with Tara and Hope outside of the Opryland Hotel and walk in together to the Delta area. Abby Kate was so happy to see Hope. She adores her so much! We all rode on the Delta River Boat. The girls really enjoyed being on the water and seeing all of the wonderful sights in the hotel. Jackson even enjoyed the ride. He LOVED watching the fountains and waterfalls.

After riding on the River Boat, we decided that it was time to get some dinner before the show. We tried eating at the Aquarium Restaurant, but ended up leaving without eating (Poor service. We sat down and after ten minutes decided that no one was coming to our table to take our order). Abby Kate was still very fascinated with the fish in the aquarium. We were short on time, so we strolled up to Johnny Rockets and grabbed a quick burger and some onion rings (I might add that these were the best o-rings that I've had in a long time). I met up with my Dad and he took Jackson for me and went off to meet up with my mom. My parents had so much fun keeping Jackson.

We walked over to the Grand Ole Opry and saw the Rockettes. I have always loved getting to see the Rockettes. I have gone the past two years with my mom and I am still amazed at the talent! I was so anxious to see the look on Abby Kate's face as she watched the Rockettes perform. She absolutely LOVED every minute of it! I think that her favorite part was seeing the Rockettes dressed up as "Ragdolls". I always love seeing the "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers".

After the show, we met back up with my parents to get Jackson. Tara treated me to a Decaf Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks. Yum - o!

At the end of the night, we rode in a Carriage Ride outside of the Opryland Hotel. The lights were beautiful. While riding in the carriage, Abby Kate looked up at me and said, "Momma, this is so much fun!"

Abby Kate was sad to see the night come to a close. When Tara and Hope left, she cried for a long time. I let her talk to Jason on the phone while I drove out to my parent's house. I loved hearing her describe the night. The funniest thing that she told Jason was that our horse, Tiny, stunk! This was the first time that I had heard that. We finally fell asleep at 11:00 in the same bed with Jackson in his bassinet right beside us. (Abby Kate has started calling his bassinet a manger.)

This is what Abby Kate wanted to wear to Nashville for the evening. Doesn't she have a great sense of style?

Abby Kate and Hope in the Opryland Hotel.

Abby Kate and Hope on the Delta River Boat.

Tara and Jack on the Delta River Boat.

Hope and Abby Kate on the Delta River Boat.

Abby Kate sitting on a church pew in the Grand Ole Opry during intermission.

Abby Kate LOVED looking at all of the Christmas lights while we waited in line for the Carriage Ride.

Abby Kate and I enjoyed our Carriage Ride outside of the Opryland Hotel.

Tara, Hope and Jack on the Carriage Ride.


Jason said...

I'm so glad she had fun! I know how much she was looking forward to the night. Maybe this can become a yearly tradition for the two of you. I doubt Jackson will want to keep going, though!

TARA said...

Yes, we must keep some girly traditions going. Can't wait to do something this summer! Be thinking about it.


Looks like ya'll had a great girl night, Sunny. I love seeing the Rockettes, too, and just being at the Opryland Hotel at Christmas time. It's so pretty during that time. I love that picture of Abby Kate dressed up in what she wanted to wear. The glittery skirt with the pink toboggin and gloves would've been so cute. Ha! :) She looks so grown up and pretty in the pictures from the night. Glad ya'll had fun.

Corey & Alisha said...

Yeah! I am so glad you put the pictures up from the weekend. I have been looking forward to seeing them. It sounds like it was a very special night for you girls. I think it is so neat when mothers and daughters do special girly things together. If I don't have a girl one day I may have to tag along or adopt Abby Kate every now and then. : ) Love the pictures!!!

Trey and Bri Maharrey said...

The pictures are so good. I agree with Anna that she looks so grown in those pictures. She is adorable and I am so glad that you had such a great time. Those are really the times that she will remember as she gets older.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

how much fun! she is such a pretty little girl! my how fast they do grow up! :(

Jamey said...

I've been looking forward to the update of the girls' weekend! You look so happy! Abby Kate is beautiful.

chesley said...

I'm glad you guys had a great time. I'm sure she will remember it for years to come!

Amy said...

What a special night! I enjoyed hearing about it from both you and Tara! We just love her and her family. That Hope is a sweetie.

Love the pictures! We enjoyed the Rockettes, too. Next year I want to take the girls, they would love the show.