Thursday, July 10, 2014

What We Did - Week 26

Day 189 - Thur.
Early start to San Antonio!

And a visit to the Riverwalk

Day 190 - Fri.
We had to take cover from the 4th of July rainstorm.

Day 191 - Sat. 
Big breakfast buffet before a big day of swim sun and fun.

Playing games with new friends!

Day 192 - Sun.
Super exhausted after a weekend away.  That or from having to wake up at 6 so we can be on the road  by 6:30 in the morning.

Day 193 - Mon.
I had to take the car in to get it looked at.  The rearview camera sometimes does not work - very annoying.

Michael had a get together with his soccer team for some swimming and soccer, of course. He got dehydrated and nauseous when he got home so he rested the rest of the day.  Then him and Mark decide to make some popcorn and watch Despicable Me 2

Mark loves to draw and when he finishes his artwork, he asks for tape to hang it on the wall.

Day 194 - Tues.
Mark and I payed with cars and trains in the morning.

Then I dropped him off at the Gs in the afternoon so I can take the other two boys to see Earth to Echo.  I wanted a picture of them with the movie poster, but only Matthew cooperated.  Michael was refused.


Day 195 - Wed.
We did a lot of furniture moving.  We got a bed and some chairs from M's dad so we gave away our chairs and the boys bunk bed to make room. No picture today.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Hill Country Trip 2014

Like last year, we took a road trip to San Antonio Hill Country for the 4th of July weekend. It was another wonderful family mini-vacation and the boys had a blast.  Michael and Matthew brought a friend along and they spent most of their time on the watersides and the pool. Mark did too, of course, but he spent his time with us.  We saw the boys for a total of a couple of hours during the day.

We were on the road by 6:30 in the morning and all 4 kiddos fell asleep until we stopped at a McDonald's for breakfast.


Mark decided to put his shades on.

The resort has an awesome kiddie pool and a couple of kiddie slides.  That's where we hung out with the occasionally trips to the lazy river and the big waterslide.

There's a river below the deck and when you turn the wheel, the pipes open up and dump water on people going down the river in inner tubes.  Mark had a lot of fun with this.  He also had a lot of fun shooting people with water cannons along that same river.

And of course, he loved the waterside.  He must have gone down that thing 100 times in the 3 days we were there.

We had some down time before dinner.

We ventured out to the Riverwalk in San Antonio for dinner at Boudro's the first night we were there.  It was not worth the hassle, but we thought the boys would like to see it.  They liked it, but weren't all that into it. We didn't stick around very long because it was so crowded. We stayed in the resort the whole time after that.
The boys goofing off waiting for dinner


The boys goofing off while we're waiting to cross the street
In the mornings, Michael would get into bed with Mark and sleep.  Love these guys.

Cuddling buddies
 The balloon lady made Michael this cool "hat" at breakfast one morning.

He doesn't know it yet, but we lost the little "red castle."  It's one of his fave pool toy and he asks for it whenever we go swimming.  I'm hopeful that he'll find something else to love before he realizes that we don't have this anymore.

We got a pretty big afternoon rainstorm on the 4th of July and it caught everybody by surprise.  We all ran into the covered patio waiting for it to pass.  When it didn't, we just went back up to our room.


The boys were being silly waiting to get seated for breakfast the next morning.

On our last evening there, the boys went out and played some ball with the other kids at the resort.  This is probably my favorite thing about going there - they meet other people and just start playing together.

The resort also offers organized games.  The laser tag was rained out the night before.  Tonight, they played hand dodgeball.


We got up early to get back home. Like 6:30 in the morning early.  This was our backseat.  Michael is in the way back.  He was also asleep.

Good trip!  I can't wait to do it again next year.


Thursday, July 03, 2014

What We Did - Week 25

Day 183 - Thur.
The kids had some friends over for some swim time


Day 184 -Fri.
I enjoyed my Hawaii'n morning coffee in my Hawaii'n mug that I got for free from the Honulua Store in Maui

Then we went to Morton's for some lobster.  Yum!

Day 185 - Sat.
More swimming in our pool, but I didn't get a picture today.

Day 186 - Sun.
I took the boys to meet up with Daniel at Urban Air to make up for missing his birthday party


And then M gave  all 3 boys their summer buzz cut

Day 186 - Mon.
Full day of fun! Toilet shopping at Home Depot.

And a bad accident

Day 187 - Tues.
We got the tooth fixed

More play time outside

Day 188 - Wed.
Laundry and packing for our holiday weekend getaway to the "Hill Country"




Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Donuts, Dentist and Being Goofy

We had an appointment to get Michael's broken tooth looked at yesterday morning.  We got there a little early so we stopped by the donut shop next door and got Michael a donut before the dentist.  Sweet, sugary breakfast right before the dentist. I get the super parent award this morning.

They took some x-rays and I was relieved to find out that his tooth seemed OK for now.  I was told that if there was further damage, it would show up in a couple of weeks.  Terrific. In the meantime, they filled it and it looks pretty good.



Before...


After...

Later in the afternoon, the boys invited some neighbor kids over to swim and then we watched team USA play Belgium in the World Cup.  Super bummed that they lost, but it was such a good game. I felt really bad for the goalie because he deserved to win after all the saves he made.

Then I took Mark outside for like ten minutes and got 3 bug bites.  Seriously, I hate TX summers.