Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
And to be able to see the pilots as they lined up to drop their streamered bean bags into the target zones.
Kevin and Ryan had gone off to get us an early dinner and some drinks just before the balloons appeared so Connor and I decided since we didn't have to wait in the line that the least we could do was get a picture of some of the ballons for Kevin. Of course this was his favorite:
As we enjoyed our dinner two more balloons magically appeared, inflated, and took off just before sunset. Just as they vanished out of sight we could see the first of the parachutes opening over head. Several rounds of sky divers parachuted down just as the sun was beginning to set.
The boys were getting a little restless so we let them run around for a while. After the sun had set and the boys had tuckered themselves out and were beginning to yawn and rub their eyes we put them in the stroller and took them for a short walk before returning back to the field to wait for the glow. By the time we got back Connor was asleep cuddling with his monkey under the blanket and Ryan's little eyes were drooping as he fought to stay awake. A few minutes later he too drifted off.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Remember this face?
Spaghetti night at our house is all kinds of fun. Especially with a fork. :) Kevin in general isn't keen on spaghetti or anything that makes this kind of mess, but it was for a good cause right? This spaghetti was courtesy of a local Montessori benefiting the Make A Wish Foundation. And come on - look at these faces!
Then braver than before they disappeared up the narrow stairs into the maze of passageways.
Afterwards I chased Ryan around on hands and knees through the Wild West town. We both had a blast.
He lives at the Children's Museum of Houston. And boy did the boys have lots of fun exploring the museum.
In case I haven't mentioned it before Ryan has a teeny tiny car obsession. Seriously. He can't get enough cars, trucks, and pretty much anything with wheels. So of course the first thing he did at the museum was locate the cars.
Finally ready to move on he had a tea party? Err.. I mean decided to wreck the tea party monster truck style.
Never fear - he did finally leave the trucks alone for a few seconds long to commit a B&E of the off limits area where he found some car puzzles, and the water table where he fished out - you guessed it a car! :)
Connor was a bit more adventurous. He made a short stop at the cars before heading over to the sled, the ball pit, the flowers, the box houses, and the light table before finally discovering the books.