Friday, March 19, 2010

Call me Crazy!

We have been in this house since Friday evening... well except for our trip to the doctor on Monday. I have major cabin fever. It is beautiful outside, and I just want to wear my flip flops and enjoy the sun. I decided when I woke up yesterday that we were going to break out of this joint today! So after finding out that there was not a child friendly movie playing at the movies, Ethan could not run around and play inside of Stomping Grounds just yet, and the Natural Museum of Science is WAY TOO expensive (I do not know how they expect normal average families like ours to afford that rate.. $25 per adult and $12 per child..just to see a T-REX model...I don't think so!)..I decided we would venture out to the Houston Children's Museum. We haven't been since Ethan was a toddler and they have totally redone the place. What I didn't know was that it was their 1st Birthday celebration since the remodel and call me crazy, but I went during Spring Break and so did everyone else in the Houston area. It took me 30 minutes to find a parking space.. 5 blocks away in another parking garage that cost me 9 bucks. I think there was probably over 1000 children there and many more crazy parents like me.

24 dollars for admission
14 dollars for lunch at the Kid Cafe
9 dollars for parking
3 dollars for yummy real fruit popsicles that still had the watermelon seeds in them!
5 people that asked.. Surely your having a girl this time? No, one more baby boy!
Smiles on my boys faces and a very quiet car ride home......PRICELESS!!!

The boys pose after getting their faces painted. I did not ask them to do this, but thought it was funny that they acted their characters. Ethan as the superhero and Will the tiger!

The boys made an airplane..can't you tell?

The Water Works section was so much fun!

Will enjoying getting wet with some new friends!

Ethan working with a new friend to construct something cool! They worked really hard to make the water travel out onto the ground and on my feet!

Yummy Popsicles!

We had a blast at the Children's Museum

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Not so springing of a Spring Break

This week is our spring break, and I was so looking forward to really not doing anything at all, but what I wanted to do. Just getting a few things around the house done, taking the boys to the rodeo, and maybe a little shopping. But of course when children are involved your plans change.

This weekend Ethan fought off a fever, and by Monday morning I decided we would go see the Doctor to nip this in the bud. I didn't think my Monday would turn out the way it did. Our appointment was at 11:40, and we did not get home until 5:30. We had 3 breathing treatments, a round of oxygen, trip to hospital for chest x-ray, and a long wait at Walgreens for our medicine. A very late lunch at 2:30 and no nap! All of this with our two year old brother and pregnant mommy! The two year old brother was a trooper and did great, the pregnant mommy on the other hand needed her nap and food! At the end of the day I was thankful we did not end up in the hospital where the doc thought we were headed. We finally were able to keep our oxygen level up on our own and were sent home with orders of staying inside for a few days and having more breathing treatments every 4 hours. Thank you asthma for visiting this spring break!

On a better note...the new rooms in our house are coming together.
The boys moved in together and they love it. Nighttime is a little chatty for the first 30 minutes, but I am guessing the newness will wear off soon. I love their new beds. We haven't finished the decor in the room on the walls and are still getting their new shams monogrammed with their names on them. Here are a few pictures for you to see what it is looking like.

The playroom is coming along. Still have a little more to do, but the boys are enjoying the space and so am I!

After a very long day yesterday, a little surprise arrived at my door. Thank you UPS man for making my day. David surprised me and bought a "hall tree" for us that I did not know about. I really like it! Now I have to decided what to put in the baskets.

Mems' room (aka guest/office room) is coming along as well. We still need to put things on the walls, but all in all I think David did a good job!

One bright side to this week is I will be going to Shreveport for my girls weekend on Friday, and I can't wait! Bring on the Girl Talk!

Ethan's new boots that he just HAD to have. He picked them all out by himself. I just hope they fit next year for the rodeo. Bless his heart. He will not be going this year!