Thursday, October 25, 2007

A little funny....

In the car the other day....

Patti: A deer!!!!!!!!!

(Hmmm.... we were in a neighborhood known to have deer roaming around.... so, I looked and looked. No deer. So...)

Mommy: A deer??

Patti: Where!?!?!?!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Small boy, big box

A large box arrived yesterday (early Christmas present from Grams to Patti - can't tell you what it is and ruin the surprise). I had the UPS man put it in the entry way and I went back to the kitchen to finish dinner. I heard something like a light switch being turned off and on over and over again. I walked around the corner and saw this....

Notice the proud look on Cal's face. Patti's not much of a climber so she was happy enough standing on one of the chairs they took out of the playroom.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Family fun in Galveston

Daniel and I took the kids to Galveston this last weekend. It was our first "family" vacation. We had a blast! The kids were fabulous and are at such a fun age! Our first stop was Moody Gardens (that's where we stayed too) - Aquarium and Rainforest. Forgive me for all the pictures, but I got carried away.

Patti loved the butterflies... she put her hand out (like they show her in Bible class) and was being really still - hoping a butterfly would land on her.

We got to the hotel a little early and had to wait in the lobby until our room was ready. Moody Gardens is great... when we checked in, they had gift bags for the kids. The goggles were a big hit!

Cal loved the room... he was right at home.

After settling in, we went downstairs where they had a clown doing balloon animals and face painting. Cal wasn't interested in the painting, but loved his poodle! Patti got Elmo painted on her hand... she was so proud of it! The hotel also had a big jumpy-thing (whatever!) that the kids loved playing on.

After playing at the hotel, we realized it was time for dinner. So, we loaded the kids up and tried to find a place to eat. Since we were having so much fun, and because our hotel check-in was 4:00, there was no time for naps. Cal and Patti managed to get one in on the way to dinner.

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for bed. Daniel brought in the DVD player and set up a nice little pallet for the kids. They loved it.

The next morning we went to the Lone Star Flight Museum.

Then, it was off to the Strand to do some shopping... woo hoo! We stopped off at the ice cream and candy shop.

I have to admit, it was some of the best ice cream!

Daniel was the candy-dealer.

Before heading home, we stopped at Joe's Crabshack to eat... only b/c they had a great outdoor playground. We thought we should get the kids nice and tired before the drive home.

It worked....