11.03.2007

Riding the Bus

Connor and I have felt more like a twosome lately than a threesome, so when Byron told me he was able to take the day off from school work on Saturday we shouted for joy and planned a fun adventure to do all together: Connor's first ride on the bus. Since the bus doesn't come by the stop close to our house on Saturday's we decided to drive to the University Mall, let him play with the train sets and the two toy shops there (always a big hit) and take the bus from there to Franklin Street, the heart of all things centered around the University of North Carolina. We were surprised when Connor was more than a little upset once we entered the bus. Our best guess is that it was the fear of a whole sea of new faces as opposed to the actual bus that was unsettling to him. He got over it quickly though and seemed to enjoy people watching and tree watching (because Chapel Hill appears to have been carved out of a dense forest). It was exciting to get off the bus and discover we were in the heart of the Homecoming buzz. Carolina blue was everywhere! The weather was beautiful too so we walked down to a Mexican restaurant, Chipotle, and had a fantastic lunch. I don't know which one of us had the better time! We then walked further down to a small shop that specializes in Popsicles called LocoPops. We got Connor the cookies and cream pop and he slowly but surely ate the whole thing. He also had a great time being set free from his stroller and running up and down the sidewalks. It was a happy morning spent all together, we love those!

Sleeping after a fun morning

Waiting for our first busEnjoying LocoPop

Waiting for our bus home

Connor and Daddy!

8 comments:

Peterson's said...

What an adventurous threesome you are -- sounds like lots of fun! The boys and I still have our first bus ride to anticipate . . . I guess we only have less than a month to get it done -- I better plan quick.

Hansen's said...

I know what you mean about feeling like a twosome. I am glad you had a chance to spend a fun morning together as a family! Go Heels!

Tiff said...

I can't imagine anything better than a specialty popcicle shop. Good choice on the cookies and cream, Connor... Good choice.

Dad said...

I'm glad the three of you had such a good day. They are precious and believe it or not, Connor will remember days like Saturday. Keep building memories :-)

Proud gamma said...

What a fun time!! Don't you just love it when they have such a great time and top it off with a nap! Little buddy looks wiped out. Love to all

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

when will brent decide to take a day off on saturday so we can do fun things like that? and we love chipotle around here. connor is such a cutie. i think he and avery could make a cute couple.

Kristi said...

We would be honored to be a part of the Jones family someday.:) Here's to hoping for a chance encounter at BYU!

Amy said...

How fun! You are such a cute family!