For Mother's Day weekend, Alan and the kids surprised me with a trip to Nashville to go to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival and a weekend getaway. I have written about going to the Renaissance Fair before and how much fun it was, so I was super excited to go again. I had no idea there was one so close to us!
Even though it was crazy hot and part of my shoulder where I missed the sunscreen got fried, we all had a really good time. The joust is my favorite and the kids really enjoyed it too. They both left with wooden swords of their own ;-)
I was so proud of him for doing this. He got the dragon too!
Afterwards we went to the outlet mall and then Opry Mills to do a little shopping. Well, Alan wanted me to go so I would spend some money on myself and get a few things I need because I almost never do. Believe me, I did. I had a bunch of gift cards for places that where I needed things and just have never gone - it was so nice to actually use them haha. We took the kids to Rainforest Cafe for dinner afterwards and they both loved all the animals. Cecily wasn't quite sure what to make of it at first, but by the end, she was having a blast.
Today we went to the zoo and then to the Parthenon before heading home. Bet you didn't know that the only full scale replica of the Parthenon is located in Nashville. It was constructed during the Centennial Exposition held in Nashville in 1897. Basically, it was a world's fair.
Since I'm not entirely sure if I will ever get to see the real Parthenon, I was super excited to visit. It's been something I have been wanting to do for ages.
This kid cracks me up!
We got back earlier this evening and even though we were all exhausted, it was a great Mother's Day!
How was your Mother's Day?