Thursday, May 19, 2016

kc getaway: part one

we  took our first trip as a family of three this past weekend.  it was a long weekend in kansas city and it was just what we needed.  while there we explored the power & light and westport districts, watched a major league baseball game and even squeezed in a visit with our nephew.  

typically when we visit the kc area we stay with family but this time we stayed at the ambassador hotel.  we booked our trip around a braves baseball game and once the tickets were bought i put in some serious time googling places to stay, visit, and things to see in the kc area.  i was pleasantly surprised to come across the ambassador.  tucked into the heart of the p&l district it was baby friendly yet luxurious – from the marble walk in shower to the bed linen.  

with only 43 rooms the hotel is small giving it a boutique feel that compliments its high end style and romantic vibes.  the hotel is also home to reserve restaurant and lounge with amenities to satisfy.  even with a baby the entire hotel experience was relaxing allowing cody and i to reconnect and rekindle our love affair with travel and each other.  at such a reasonable rate and in a prime location i couldn’t have picked one better!

this corner area of our room was perfect for those nighttime feedings
carson (and cody) loved looking out the window

since the time we got engaged cody and i have tried to attend at least one braves baseball game each year.  given that they would be in kc again this year it was a no brainer that we’d catch one of the games.  and having a baby in tow made it a whole new experience.  although it hasn’t been their best year as a team, we watched them beat the world series champs 8-0.  what a great first game for carson and a great first experience at kauffman! 

seriously the cutest braves fan!

the night was crisp and cool with temps dipping into the lower 50s.  i wasn’t sure how carson (or i) would hold up but we made it through the eighth inning with ease.  thanks to a beautifully clear sky the sun kept us warm for most all of the game. carson took in the sights, the sounds, and the free ned yost bobble head (seriously the box was so wet with slobber by the time we got to our seats).  he got a royals first game certificate from guest services and made friends at every turn.  he was alert and happy for the first three innings, napped for three, and then fought sleep and flirted with the girls behind us for the other two.  i imagine that until he’s much older this might be the longest stretch of any sporting event we’ll manage.  

hanging with my guys and sharing this experience with carson was the best part of the entire weekend – plus it gave me an excuse to dress carson oh so adorably in the onsie my girlfriend got (thanks kinz!).  i’m so glad we made it a point to go!

family selfie 🙂

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