Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Welcome to Texas

last night the tornado sirens right outside our house went off. We put bike helmets on the kids (ok, and on me also) and got in the bathroom.

I am pretty sure I just found two baby black widow spiders in our garage.


Monday, May 09, 2011

The Zoo

We celebrated Mother's Day by taking a day trip to the Fort Worth Zoo. It is a bit of a drive, but since it is ranked in the top 5 zoos in the nation we thought we should check it out (and see how Woodland Park measures up)

Some of the animals we saw:

They have the same dinosaurs that Woodland Park has right now, but they are spread all throughout the zoo (don't have to pay extra). That was pretty fun.

All in all it was a great day! fun in the sun with the family, I didn't wash a single dish or make a meal. It was amazing!

Oh, and I have to say I prefer Woodland Park Zoo still, although Fort Worth did have some AMAZING displays and some really unique animals.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Happy Birthday Sean

Sean is four! Our big boy turned 4 years old this last weekend on May 1st. We celebrated by passing the flu around. It was really special for him.

Soooo, we decided to try celebrating again, sans vomit this time.

The kids and I started the day by going to the Dallas World Aquarium. I failed to take any pictures, but I have posted some in the past when my mom and brother & Alicia were visiting.

The kids ate PBJ, oranges, and carrots on the car ride home at Sean's request. Once Ryan got home from work we headed out to get some cheese and black olive pizza. It was delightful:

Then the kids had a flex-off

I am pretty sure Sean won. Molly still has to work on her form a bit

Then, the waitress, who heard the whole it was his birthday but we were all puking story, brought Sean out a big bowl of ice cream. He LOVED it!

After dinner, again - no pictures, we walked down to the "sandy beach". A local park that has a boardwalk, sand volleyball courts, and a kids play area with slides, buckets, shovels etc. It is one of our favorites.

We finally headed home to have Sean's birthday cake, but we were all so stuffed we mainly sampled and will finish them off another day.
The cake was a delicious bundt cake from this local shop. Sean picked out the red velvet (with chocolate chips) bundlet for himself, and we got the chocolate chocolate chip one to share.
Happy Birthday big boy! We love you so and can not believe you are 4!!