This year, his company provided a room for the kids on Friday night (so adults and employees could attend the banquet dinner without any worries) - complete with plenty of childcare workers, pizza, snacks, drinks + toys. So...Scot went to the hotel to start working on Thursday, and the kids and I came on Friday afternoon.
We checked out the view from our hotel room on the 5th floor of the Cascades, and the kids couldn't contain their excitement.
Before long, it was time to shower and get dressed for the big night. (Thank you, Dillard's, for my $30 Calvin Klein clearance dress.)
We dropped off our three kiddos in the kids room.
Then, Scot and I headed to the cocktail party starting at 5pm to meet some folks - followed by the awards banquet dinner + entertainment show. Such a fun date night!
Cartoons + room service + breakfast in bed = a great way to start the day!
Next, we packed up the stroller and walked the long trek to the Opry Mills outlet mall next door. (The shuttle wasn't working that morning, so we enjoyed a nice walk instead.)
We met up with the guys for a good hearty lunch.
Scot took a little nap, so the kids and I walked down to the pool for the afternoon. They loved it!
Scot traded places with me halfway through, so Connor and I went up to the room and took naps too. It was such a relaxing day.
We all cleaned up and had pizza + cheese bread for dinner. And frozen yogurt for dessert. Yum!
We finished out the night by sneaking on the last boat ride right before closing time.
We toured around a little more before we packed up to get ready to leave...