Our vacation just got started last week, and just like that, it's come to an end. We did our best to enjoy the second and final week of our staycation.
Early in the week, Nora had fun checking out my new car.
She got to sit in the front seat, play with the lock, and jam to a little NKOTB. Of course, the car never left the driveway, but she had fun being a big girl "riding" shot gun for a few minutes.
Mid-week, something huge happened. Brad and I left Nora with friends overnight for the first time in almost 2.5 years. In the past, Brad has had to go away overnight, and I have had to go away over night, but we've not been away overnight together. So, Nora stayed with Jessica, Jason, and the kiddos while Brad and I went to Nashville to see the Monkees play at the Ryman.
The last time Brad saw them was in '86 shortly after MTV decided to re-play all of their old episodes in hopes of "reigniting Monkeemania". The first time he saw them, Michael Nesmith was not with them. Sadly, this time, Davy Jones was not. However, the show was great and included a lovely tribute to Davy. I teased Brad a lot leading up to the concert, but the whole trip, concert included, was a lot of fun. And as for Nora? She handled her time away from Mom and Dad like a pro, and had a grand time playing with Kaitlyn.
The rest of our week was low-key. I hit the gym a couple of times (ow!) and Nora hit the Little Gym, where we have signed up her for the regular season, which lasts from mid-August through May.
Nora kicked back, stealing her Daddy's milkshake (check out the mean mug she was giving me!) and taking super-long afternoon naps.
Something else we've been doing a lot of lately...
Nora LOVES blowing and chasing bubbles. She also loves singing. Here, we're groovin' to Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
Alas, it all ends now. Nora has been asleep for hours, and Brad and I are headed that way ourselves. In the morning, we are back to work. Nora is back to Ms. Tracy. (Thank God for Ms. Tracy!) I can not believe it is that time already.