Archive for March, 2010

Bubbles, Thomas and Peak-a-Boo

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
I admit I blow bubbles in the house. There is something about them that just puts you in a good mood whether your 1 or 30 something. Now although you don’t seem them in the pictures you will see their remains in Jonahs hair…No it is not dandruf…just had to add that little disclaimer. I loved his smile in these pictures and had to post them. Dandruf bubbles and all.

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He is really into reading these days, the twins were always impressed by books too. I love finding him flat on his belly, kicking his legs up behind him engrossed in a book. Also, like his brothers he is very impressed with Thomas…

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Just another game of PEAK-A
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Boo!

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He really thinks you can’t see him here!

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Spring Break Part II

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Second half of our spring break adventure went a little something like this:

  • Wake up Thursday morning not quite as early as we had planned
  • Pack up the car with special toys, movies, snacks, drinks, hats, blankets, animal friends, portable DVD player, and somehow found room for a change of clothes (we’re going to be in the car for three hours afterall so we have to keep the troops entertained)
  • Stop for breakfast only two minutes down the road, realize our trip will extend past normal lunch time.
  • Answer for the first time of the day that indeed “No, we are not there yet” and “we are very close to our house but you cannot see it from here”
  • chuckle at Monsters Inc. for the thousandth time
  • yell at the boys to stop touching each other
  • answer for the umpteenth time, “No were not there yet”
  • Arive in New Braunfels around late lunch time, discover signs for Gruene Texas (pronounced GREEN by the locals) so we head there for a little lunch alongside the Guadulupe River at the Gristmill, which is German for good burgers.
  • Be entertained by Logan and Harry as we wait for our lunch.
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  • The air is filled with the smell of grape kool-aid from the blooming Texas Mountain Laurel , this is just one of the blooms…
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  • stomachs full it was time for a little exploring and some more photos…
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  • The very cold (think a just made glass of ice water heavy on the ice on this day) but so much fun to go rafting down Guadalupe River…when it’s warmer – although we saw a few brave souls.
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  • Then it was off to the Natural Bridge Caverns for a little cave exploring…but first we had to try a little panning while the line for tickets progressed.

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  • for what you wonder? Why nothing other than “real” indian arrow heads of course!
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  • and of course there were the caverns…they were beautiful. Logan wished for a more hands on experience, but that’s strictly against the rules.
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  • the bluebonnets are just now starting to bloom…give it a week or so and they will be perfect for more pictures
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  • we headed down to the Riverwalk to find crowd that was not very kid friendly (it was like taking them to a crowed bar 4 feet wide next to a river with no guard rail, nerve racking to say the least) and hour-long waits for seating in the restaraunts…so we headed back to the hotel restaurant just in time to order before closing and then to our room for more jumping on the beds.
  • I guess old man winter’s flight south was cancelled so he decided to hang out a little longer, the next morning we woke to a very cold and blustery day so after standing in line to see the Alamo we had just about all we could stand and headed back home
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  • today – very little excitement to report
  • tomorrow…back to school!

Spring Break Madness Under the Sea

Friday, March 19th, 2010
Greetings Everyone, spring break is in full swing deep in the heart of Texas! Kicked it off witha trip to Brazos Bend SP, some more nature study around the neighborhood, a rainy day for recovering from the madness that is spring pollen (frustrating on beautiful days), and of course St Patty’s day

Today I played pre-approved hookie from work so I could get in on the fun.

First some breakfast – Pancakes and Bacon!

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This was right before Jonah decieded to try and batter his foot!

We headed downtown to the Aquarium Tuesday night, had dinner at the restaraunt, and by the time it was over we had less than an hour before closing time so we decided to bail and come back during the day today.

So did a whole lot of other people, after the shortest line of the day we made it inside for some aquatic fun…

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Not sure the suit was designed to hold this much excitement

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Full ahead starboard shiver me timbers let’s go find a sweet bass!

While waiting in line for the Shark Adventure train (the longest line of the day) a juggler was wandering around.

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Logan was spinning the ball on his finger.

Finally got on for our 10 minute train ride after 45 minutes of waiting in line.

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Isaac ready for the locomotion to begin.

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Heather, Logan, and Jonah excited to finally be on board.

They did park us in a plexiglass tunnel through a shark tank for a couple of minutes, that was the highlight of the trip, although Isaac would tell you it’s the humongous mechanical shark that pops out of the lagoon to surprise everyone, and we also enjoyed the tour of the parking lot.

After that it was Sonic for dinner in the clubhouse on the backyard playground – the best dinner we’ve ever had (on the playground)

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Roughhousing seems to be the norm these days…it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt!

Heather made me put up this picture
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More adventures planned tomorrow….