Sunday was our FIRST EVER (!) Hanson Family Secret Date.
Nate and I have been anxiously awaiting this moment since the time that Matilda was still Baby H.
We have really been missing our own Secret Dates, and getting out of the house to do cool stuff.
Enter Rock The Cradle. An event put on by the local hipster radio station (Nate's favorite of course).
Completely free. Spanning pretty much all day.
It's a parents dream event.
If the kids hate it...no problem. You just leave.
If the kids sleep way longer than expected...no problem you just get there later.
Tillie didn't know what to focus on first. She was very intrigued by all of the kids and adults to look at.
She had her first offical concert at this event: "Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapels". Thought it was a good homage to our dear friend Lucy the Cat.
I have to admit that about 5% of my brain was always occupied with the mother's guilt of bringing her out to an event like this with all the winter germs flying around. But at some point she will probably get whatever she would have gotten there at daycare, so we may as well have fun doing it right?
We learned some good 'event-with-baby' lessons along the way.
Like if you are only going to be there for an hour, don't schelp the jam packed diaper bag.
Best part of the day was how AMAZING Matilda thought it was the everyone knew how to clap--not just her and her parents.
I personally like this photo..mostly because of the little kid photo-bombing it. :)
So, the first Family SDN is done. Nate told me Matilda has to plan the next one, so I'm guessing that means we won't have another one until about 5 years from now...