BAYLOR'S 100th HOMECOMING CELEBRATION!
It was an eventful weekend. Here's what we did!
Arrived on campus in the afternoon and SO happy to see it again!!! I love the feeling of driving up to Baylor and seeing the green grass and beautiful buildings and students everywhere. We walked around campus, got coffee @ the yummy Common Grounds and met up with Ashton! I have not seen her since my wedding. She just moved back to TX after being in TN for grad school. That may have been the BEST part of the weekend - catching up with her. So happy she's back!!
Went to dinner with friends @ Austin's in downtown. This is when my voice began deteriorating to nothing. I still don't have a voice, just whispers :) It was SO fun to see people and catch up. Orien was up past his bedtime, so he was a bit fussy, but we left a little early and he snoooozed hard most of the night.
UP EARLY! 6:10am to be exact. Orien is an early riser, as most babies tend to be. I surprisingly felt GREAT, despite not a full night's rest and having a cold now for a week. We played and played then finally woke Daddy up - it was PARADE TIME!!! I was really excited to dress Orien in his first big boy jacket I bought him (and matching hat!). He looked adorable, and slightly like an overgrown blueberry. Poor guy haha. It warmed up quickly though and he didn't need it. All of our friends were at the parade. This part of Homecoming is a huge tradition and attracts 1000s of people! We didn't watch most of the parade, but did have fun chatting and Orien liked all the dogs!
Afterward, we drove around a bit to get little O to nap and then headed to George's Tent right near the stadium to hang out some more with friends. We weren't too interested in the BU game. I think we knew the outcome :) The weather was PERFECT. 100% perfect! The shade was breezy and cool and the sun was warm and cozy. Orien entertained our friends with his silliness. At George's Tent we saw everyone! It was a blast. After several hours of loud music, being passed around from person to person, and some sun...Orien was BEAT. It was time for a nap at the hotel. The baby rules, so we did what he wanted to do.
Later we went to the zoo...which was a spontaneous thing...but the weather was just amazing and we had been in the hotel for several hours. It was time to get out again. Orien napped a bit and then woke up re-energiiiiized ready for his 1st zoo visit. After that, we met up with Jill, Beth and Ashton @ Olive Garden for some goooood Italian food and good company :) This was probably the best part of the weekend. Hanging out with good friends & family. That is hands down the BEST thing in life.
Overall, it was a wonderful and eventful weekend. It's one we'll always remember! I'm sure it's the first of many BU homecomings for our family. I hope to make it an annual tradition. The older he gets, the more he'll get out of it too. Until next time!
Checkin out those Baylor bears.