I don't know if any of you have ever been to Oklahoma City, but I strongly recommend it. We had an amazing time there, just us three. And though Liliana is quite the seasoned traveler at her young age (4 states in 5 months of life!), we had never been anywhere as a vacation with no purpose but to have fun with her. It was our first family vacation.
Our view from our hotel room.
The night before every interview, Evan has to attend dinners. This left Liliana and I trapped in the hotel room without food! What do to? I called the front desk and they told me to call...
In Oklahoma City they have this neat business where you can order food from ANY place and they'll bring it to you! They do charge $5.95 to do this, but I was left without a car and with a huge appetite. So, 45 minutes later, I had yummy bread, baked ziti, and bread pudding in my hands. Evan came home, still hungry after his dinner (surprise surprise, this guy can eat like nobody else I know), so he had my leftovers and was impressed as well!
The next morning, I woke up slowly and had a great morning with my baby girl. While Evan was at his interview, I researched like the dork I am and found out there were a bunch of fun things I wanted to do! Right after Evan got back to the hotel, we headed out to what's called Bricktown. There at Bricktown, they have a riverwalk that reminded me a lot of the one in San Antonio.
Bricktown has a really pretty baseball stadium.
The Bircktown riverwalk. Gorgeous. I believe it's a mile long.
Along the riverwalk, there are a bunch of restaurants. We went to a little Italian one (that kinda stunk unfortunately). But, there was also a couple neat ones that were just a little out of our price range: Toby Keith's grille and also a REALLY cool place that was a restaurant and bowling alley all in one! Had we not had Liliana with us, I think we would have tried that place.
Liliana and I on the riverwalk.
If you look closely, you can see that her right cheek is red. She got wind burn poor thing! I put lots of lotion on there for a week and it got better. I had to Google it to see what the heck it was. Thank goodness for Google. It's an essential for a new parent. Aw heck, isn't it essential for any human?
Daddy had a different picture in mind in front of the river.
He puts Liliana in the tub all the time and dunks her to get her accustomed to the water, but geesh, throwing her in to the river? A little over the top don't you think? : )
The two of us, happy to be together.
It had been quite a few months since we got a picture of just us two, which truthfully is very sad. So here we are, enjoying our family vacation so much and I'm so glad we took this picture. The truth of the matter is that we're more in love than ever, so we need to make sure our children see these pictures too.
After going to Bricktown, we went to the Science Museum, but unfortunately were only able to stay for an hour because closing! We made the most of our hour though.
The Oklahoma City Science Museum. I highly recommend, for all ages.
Evan sweetly posed for me. He's such a good sport.
Ok get this...that thing in the middle of this tree house is the nation's longest spiraling slide! So, naturally...
Hee hee...I had FUN sliding down! It was a blast, but I was diiiiiizzy when I got off.
Evan was concerned, for a whopping 0.2 seconds that he was too big to go down the slide. Then, he forgot about it and decided to be a kid at heart, which is definitely Evan.
All in all, our trip was wonderful. It was quick and I wish, obviously, that I wouldn't have had to eat by my lonesome in the hotel room, but it was perfect for now. Absolutely perfect.