Whirlwind Weekend

June 7, 2011

First off, thanks for all your well-wishes and hopes for a girl.  We’re kind of hoping for a girl around here too.  I’m 14 weeks and finally feeling better.  It was rough there for a while.  Gavin cried when we told the boys because he ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT want another (pesky) brother.  We are going to find out the sex (in about 4 weeks) because 1)Gav will need time to come to grips with another brother if it’s a boy, 2) Josh will need time to come to grips with things if it’s a girl.  (I also need to know for decorating and room arrangement purposes.  I know, shallow right?)

 ANYWAY, we had a most excellent weekend and today we’re not doing a darn thing.  It felt SOOOO good not to have to get up early and be out the door by 8am like we did all school year.  We stayed in our jammies until 11 and the boys have been playing quietly together all morning (we’ll see how long that lasts this summer!)

Our zoo trip Saturday was a blast, although there were about 5,000 people (not exagerating) there and the lines were LOOOOOONG.  The night was totally free, including dinner and train rides, which meant we had to wait for everything and that’s extremely hard when you’re 6,4, and almost 2 (heck, it’s hard when you’re 32!)  The dinosaur exhibit surprisingly didn’t have a line though:

(The boys thought it was pretty cool, although the veloceraptors eating another dinosaur at the end of the exhibit was a bit much).

Sunday we took a last minute trip to Ames to babysit our niece Eisley.  We practiced having 4 kids by taking ALL the kiddos to The Cafe for breakfast.  It went surprisingly well (except for when Tate pulled a chair down on top of himself, but stuff like that happens to him on a regular basis.  No harm, no foul.  Just him being naughty…..as usual).

(Sorry for the blurry iphone photo. This is the only one that turned out even a little).

Monday we headed out to our friends’ “ranch” to ride horses.  This was the boys’ first time and everyone loved it. 

The boys even had the opportunity to ride in Matt’s “scoop”.  (Gav didn’t like the noise so he opted out and Tate was a little apprehensive).  Liam and our friend Jack had a blast though!

This tractor was more Tate’s speed.

I’m now in the process of putting together a schedule for our days.  Mostly because we have to work on school stuff every day with Gavin to help him retain what he learned this year, and to help him continue working on reading and writing (his biggest struggles).  I’m hoping I can be as creative and fun as his teachers at school!

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One Response to “Whirlwind Weekend”

  1. Keeks said

    HAHAA…Jack & Liam were riding IN the scoop! I know you told me, but I guess I just visualized them sitting up in the cabin with Matt! I laughed out loud when I saw them in there!!! hahahahahahahaha

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