With a new baby on the way, my husband and I had been talking about taking Izzy on a babymoon. One last hurrah as the only child. Disney World was tossed around, but by the time we got around to deciding a destination, I wasn't up for squishing myself into a plane and then walking all around the park in insane temperatures. So, we opted for a road trip down to Dallas. Ok, so maybe it was IKEA that lured me in, but it was still going to be all about Izzy ;)
Day one we hit up The Dallas World Aquarium. What a cool place peeps! They had the most incredible rainforest exhibit for their birds. And let me tell you, it smelled AMAZING in there. No, not being sarcastic. They had incense burning throughout, and if I closed my eyes it smelled and sounded like I was at the spa. Not something you can say about most zoos, am I right???
The aquarium portion was also killer. Kind of appropriate that Izzy chose to bring her stuffed lobster with her on the visit. She ended up using it to taunt the monster crabs they had. The biggest hit for her was the manatee who was very friendly and all about getting up close for some photos. Of course I didn't get a good picture of the manatee, all you get here is the picture of me swimming in the tank. Hardy har har :D
Day two we hit up the Fort Worth Stockyards. Izzy was PUMPED about seeing the cattle drive. She had been talking about seeing the "cows with the twisty, twirly horns" for days. So in our normal style, we got lost and Izzy was crying thinking she was going to miss it. We pulled onto the main road, traffic was a mess, and I literally jumped out of the car with Izzy in tow and HAULED it to the site of the drive (of course, forgetting my good camera). Thankfully they were running a little late and Mike was able to park and meet up with us in time.
End the end we had one happy girl. Even happier when she found out she could actually get on a longhorn! In her own words, "SCORE!!!"
1,400 pound animal with my 31 pound baby on its back. If the 100 degree weather wasn't making me sweat, that sure was!
On our way home we found a Mellow Mushroom. Have you guys had their pizza before? HEAVEN. We had one when we lived near Columbia, SC. My mouth is watering thinking about their pretzels right now... Izzy approved and didn't want to leave without hugging the Mushroom Buddha :D
And, the trip wouldn't have been complete with a trip to IKEA. Um, SCORE!!! I finally was able to get a hold of some Expedit storage shelves I've been lusting after for years. I'll show you guys what I did with the big one I put up in my sewing room later. You know, once the dust settles from the wild hair that caused me to do an organizing overhaul in there. The nesting thing is no joke.
All in all it was a fun trip. So glad we did it.
What do you guys think of taking kids for a babymoon? Have you done it, where did you go?