Monday, August 03, 2009

Walking with Dinosaurs

This weekend we had a special family day that drove us down to Denver (which we hate) but it was for a good reason. It all started a few weeks ago when Bill got a hold of one ticket to see Phish at Red Rocks. Yea, awesome, lots of fun - except it was one ticket and I would be left at home with the boys. Not fun. I told him to go, but expect me to go to Vegas with friends for my night of alone fun.

He began looking for another ticket so we could both go, and that was next to impossible. People were selling these tickets left and right - for HUNDREDS of dollars. Stupid scalpers. One night, Bill decided to pass up on his ticket and stop looking for one for me and instead, bought tickets for the family to see Walking With Dinosaurs at the Pepsi Center.

After he bought the tickets, we couldn't keep the news from Logan. The next morning we told him and for weeks that's all he asked about. It was actually a good tool to help him learn the days of the week. Bill would teach him the days of the week and Logan quickly figured out that Sunday was the big day.

Yesterday we jumped in the car for our long-ish drive down there and got a little lost by passing the exit (not too lost though, just a detour). It was really funny because Logan asked "Are we there yet?" about 100 times. He was really excited and it was too cute. We finally got there and walked in with the other thousands of people lining up in the heat of the day.

It actually didn't take long for us to get to out seats. We bought the cheap seats because Logan is three and a half and Carter doesn't know any better. We bought Logan a pair of binoculars just in case. It turned out to be a great decision because we could see just fine and Logan thought his binoculars were pretty cool.

The show was great and every now and then Logan would lean over and tell Bill how much he loved him. SO CUTE! Carter watched the show too and sat on my lap for most of the time. We grabbed some snacks at intermission ($4.00 for a bottled water!!??). Logan got a cup of ice cream that melted on his lap because he was more interested in Dinosaurs than paying attention to vanilla soft serve. It was only about the last five to ten minutes that Carter got fussy and I had to step out - during the highlight of the show where Tyrannosaurs Rex was running around (the Dinosaurs were amazing).

We had such a great time together and it felt so nice to be doing something special as a family. I'm sure Logan will talk about this day for weeks, especially since he's been asking when we're going back. I'm really happy that Bill sacrificed his night at the concert for an adventure with the kids.

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