This weekend was one of those where I feel like we have reset. We enjoyed some beautiful weather, cheered our Tigers and Saints to victory, and spent some amazing time as a family. South Louisiana did not disappoint us this weekend, that’s for sure. Living here has its pros and cons, but I’m happy to say we have been enjoying a lot of the positives lately. On Sunday, we strolled around downtown Baton Rouge to show it off to Jonah for the first time and to enjoy it for ourselves.
The downtown area has really been developing over the last 5 years. There are cool places to hang out, weekend events for the community, and “big city” things to see and do. It kind of made me sad that Jonah went an entire year of his life without being down there. We, honestly, don’t take advantage of what our city has to offer as much as we should. After this weekend, we plan on doing it a lot more.
Our Sunday afternoon began with lunch at Schlittz & Giggles pizza. It was very yummy, New York style pizza at a great price.
After lunch, we walked towards the river with the plan to head straight to the levee. (In case you aren’t from around here, the giant Mississippi River runs right through Baton Rouge.) On our way, we actually stumbled upon “Sunday in the Park”, which is a free, outdoor concert event held in the fall and spring. We had no clue it even existed, so were thrilled to find it.
Poor little guy was exhausted by the end of our trip, but he had such a blast getting there.
Josh and I kept saying how perfect the afternoon was walking around, taking in the sights of downtown, and enjoying the amazing 70-degreeish weather. Perfection. What was even more perfect was the precious family time we had.
I just love being around my two guys. They are everything to me. It just doesn’t get any better than this.