"Mommy, can we go to the moo-seum."
Bedtime stall tactics "Mommy, the fire alarm needs batteries."
"I'll never get to play with that toy A-GAIN." The drama has started, now this comment is said with just about everything....."I'll never get to INSERT WHATEVER A-GAIN." The word again is said with the most woeful, sad tone you've ever heard.
"You're a bad mommy!!!!!!" The kid has a temper and when he doesn't get his way, this has started coming out. However, about 30 minutes later, he comes over and hugs me and says "I love you mommy."
Saturday, August 13, 2011
If any of you are fans of Phineas and Ferb on the Disney Channel, then you've heard the saying many times before. This cute cartoon follows the adventures of two brothers as they set out to have the best day ever during their summer break.
Well this summer, William and his cousins had a great time, thanks to their Mama and Papa (grandma and grandpa) and the help of Nene (my sister).
My parents took the kids somewhere almost every week, usually with Nene's help. From the Lego Activity Center to the waterpark to the aqaurium, the kids had a ball. In fact William has already asked to go back to the museum.
Here are the kids at the waterpark having a ball!And the Children's Museum downtown near Fair Park. Papa helping William make bubbles!
And the new Lego Activity Center at Grapevine Mills. Lego overload!
The Dallas World Aquarium- fish and fun!
I know lugging around 3 kids, plus a baby can be a lot of work, especially when the two boys get together (usually loud and trouble). So thanks to my parents for creating some special memories with all the kids this summer. I know William had a blast and was always excited when Papa came into day care to pick him up early for another adventure!
Posted by Adventures in Parenthood at 8:00 AM
Friday, August 12, 2011
Well you might have noticed my posting became well...non-existent for the last month or so. The reason-- our big annual user conference at work. It consumed my life a bit. It is finally over though and was a huge success.
I spent six nights in Las Vegas at the ARIA Resort & Casino where our conference was held. The resort is beautiful. I had a great view of the pool, which was almost torture. I'd look down each day, watching folks catching rays, enjoying a frozen beverage while I headed down to work. Torture, I tell you!
My view also included looking towards Mandalay Bay, the hotel Alan and I got married at over 10 years ago.
I was working so hard, I didn't have much time to play or gamble. We did enjoy a little fun at night. We also had a big party on Monday evening and it had a 70s theme with a live band. Everyone dressed up and we also participated in a flash mob that you can view on youtube.
One night we did catch the Bellagio fountain show next door, which was nice considering the slight breeze off the water on a hot night!
I also headed to my favorite place in Vegas, downtown. Most folks don't care for downtown or get it, but I love the old school vibe and I can actually afford to gamble here where the minimums aren't $25. I did get to play a little craps at the Horseshoe at least. We also checked at the amazing new pool at the Golden Nugget, complete with water slide through an aquarium.
I had a good time, but six nights in Vegas is a little much, even for me. Plus, when you are there for work, well it isn't the same as vacation. I was so ready to see my little guy when I got home. He ran to the door at day care to hug me really tight when he saw me after I got back. I did talk to him each night on the phone and I could tell he lost more and more interest each day. The first day he talked for a good 5-8 minutes or so. By the last night, he said a few words and was handing off the phone to Alan again. Alan and Will had a great time together while I was gone- a little boys only time.
Posted by Adventures in Parenthood at 12:06 PM