For Mother’s Day, B booked us a little family getaway to New Orleans. We were mainly so excited to share our love for that city with our little guy. We can only hope to show him everything and anything about that city, and that he grows to love it as much as we do.
We headed down there on Friday, and as soon as we got there, we needed to get boogs some food and get him down for a nap. Luckily, there was a grilled cheese place and bar attached to our hotel, so it made for quick and convenient lunch – plus Mom and Dad got to have a beer while baby napped. Since the weather was sort of crappy, we decided to do the Audobon Aquarium that day. It was Sheffield’s first time at an aquarium, and I couldn’t believe his excitement as we walked around and saw all the fishes!
After that, we went to Target over on the Westbank, and then got some drive-thru daiquiris (best idea ever!), and then B dropped me and boogs off at the hotel while he went to do his grocery store shopping at Rouses’s to get Nola necessities. Boogs and I watched a little TV and then we fed him, did his normal bath stuff and got him to bed. After he was safely in bed – B went to Cochon Butcher for our dinner. I had the best BBQ sandwich I had ever had in my life. I am not kidding – this is not a joke. I was so so happy – and starving, so no pictures for. We had to get up early the next day, so we hit the hay pretty early.
Saturday we had signed up for a 5k over in Algiers, and it was the best 5k we have ever run in. It was small – they limit the runners to 200, and not at all competitive. It was the Pink Bra Run, so all the men were wearing pink bras (including mine), and there were even a few women in costume. It was awesome! Clearly the race was for breast cancer, so the more pink the better. B and I even finished the race sub 30 (a PR) with a stroller. We were so impressed with ourselves!
After lunch and naps, we met up with Lindsey and her fiancée at the zoo! Sheffield had so much fun with his honorary aunt! And since the splash pad was closed, her fiancée was sweet enough to invite us over to his parents house to swim in their pool. He was so happy getting to play with Lindsey!
That night, we had actually hired Dependable Kid Care (more on this later) to watch Sheffield so B and I could enjoy a night out. We met Lindsey and her fiancée at Hot Tin – a beautiful roof top bar that overlooks the New Orleans skyline, and we had the most delicious dinner at Dick & Jenny’s. After that, B and I stopped in a quick bar for a night cap and went back to the room.
Sunday, we got up pretty early to walk around the Quarter and to get some beignets. Our plan was to hit up Café Du Monde, but one does not simply wait in line for 30 minutes for food when you have a toddler, so we went a block and half down the street and went to Café Beignet, where they are just as delicious. He wasn’t sure about them, but loved the powdered sugar, so you could say my kid ate powdered sugar for breakfast (insert shoulder shrug emoji here).
The day ended with some amazing take-out sushi and an early bed time. All in all, it was a pretty great weekend! I am so thankful for both my husband for treating us to such an amazing weekend, and of course thankful for my little boo, without whom, I wouldn’t even get to celebrate that day. He is my world and all things good.