Monday, February 8, 2016

A Little Bit of Magic

This weekend was supposed to be for relaxing.  And it was in a relax-between-projects-and-outings kind of way.  But relaxing nonetheless.  Our mornings were slow, and the snuggles were plentiful.  I had been looking forward to Saturday all week, because I had a fun little date planned for Liam & I.  He doesn't seem to need or want special time with just me, but I have started craving it.  He is at this pretty spectacular age that I want to fully enjoy, and sometimes I can't do all that I want to with him when Finn is around.  Conor often takes Liam on special adventures, so I finally wanted a turn.  Finn loves his Daddy, so I don't have to worry about leaving him for a few hours at all.  
So Saturday, I took Liam to the Children's Theater for a Magic Show!  It's historically modern (I made that up) and feels like a boutique theater inside.  It's an intimate setting, so not one bad seat.  We shared a pack of Mentos & a New York Seltzer from the snack bar and housed them both before the show even started.  I loved his anticipation waiting for the magician to appear, and then his look of shock & wonder once the lights dimmed and a silly man walked down the aisle just a few feet from us.

During intermission we snuck over to the soda fountain next door for some fresh macaroons.  I didn't know this was a two treat event, but apparently it was.  And the wait for my amaretto macaroon was so worth every sweet bite.  My biggest mistake was only buying two.  Two is never enough, especially when your toddler insists upon sampling your treat as well.
The show was wonderful and captivating.  The laughter of a theater full of kids was completely contagious.  I spent half my time trying to figure out the darn magic and the other half staring at Liam's face.  Watching him take in a moment is one of my favorite things to do.  I loved being able to have my focus on just him.
The rest of the weekend was spent on a few small house projects, the most exciting of which being a corn hole set.  Conor & Liam worked on it together and it is nearly complete.  We just need to stain it some fun, but yet to be determined, design and then it will be ready come Spring!  And then of course there was the Super Bowl.  We have hosted people the last two years (particularly since the Seahawks were playing), so this year we decided to enjoy the game with just our little family.  No big prepping & planning, no big clean up.  It was perfect!  One of our neighbors & her daughter joined us for a bit.  We loved having a playmate for Liam, which made the relaxing & subsequent drinking far far easier.
I'm already wishing for the next weekend!  
Conor has work dinners on back to back nights this week, which always make for long days... 
May the witching hour not show her ugly face!

18 comments :

  1. How fun!! A magic show! I love them and I'm an adult. Yes, my Sophie snacks on everything all of the time.

    liz @ j for joiner

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  2. The magic show sounds great and getting a special treat during intermission...yummy!! I love having dates with just Cam! Even a walk with just us. So special!

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  3. So fun! An outing just the two of you and magic is so cool!

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  4. A magic show sounds like it would be so much, especially with a toddler!

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  5. Oh how cool!!! I love that there is a specific children's theater for things like this! We've taken Mason to things at regular theaters (things like a Lion King show or whatever) where it is kind of geared towards kids but there are still adults that don't understand when the kids shout out in excitement.
    So fun that you guys got to go, just the two of you!

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  6. What a nice weekend, and special to have some one-on-one time with your big boy!! I totally agree, watching their face is one of the best parts of new experiences.

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  7. I'm so jealous that you have a children's theatre. I wish we had something like that here! What a fun mommy/son date!

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  8. That sounds like a fun little date! Glad you are able to get one on one time with him. And Finn's hair just cracks me up!

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  9. So great that you guys were able to get out and spend some time together, just the two of you - he's the cutest little date! I'm seriously counting down the days till the next weekend, too... only 3 day to go ;)

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  10. Yay for one-on-one dates!! Those are always such special treats for momma and babe.
    Sending all the good vibes for easy evenings and zero witching hours.

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  11. That sounds like the coolest date ever...what a fun place! And so historically modern--love it!!! ;) Hoping your solo evenings go smoothly this week!

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  12. awww this is awesome! love that you were able to spend one on one time with Liam. little kids laughter is so contagious!

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  13. This is the sweetest!!!! Love the pics!

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  14. i'm totally obsessed with these little men. and their hair. and your pictures!!

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  15. There really is something so special about watching a child's face as they discover something new! It sounds like that magic show was such a fun experience for both of you! :)

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  16. Oh, I love this! I am planning a mommy-Mac day date for next week and I'm so excited to have some one-on-one time with my big kid! It means so much to them. Love all the treats!

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  17. This is so sweet! Makes me weepy since I know how important that one-on-one time is.

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  18. the magic show sounds fun. and your little guy is too cute. i seriously love his blonde hair. and your photos. all the heart emojis!!!!

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