Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Break Adventure 2 - Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Monument

On Wednesday, the 11th, we said our goodbyes to the Oliversons and the kids and I headed out on an adventure with Emily, Brooklynn and Ian. It was another gross day weather-wise, but for what we were doing it worked out fine...and we didn't get rained on, so we counted it as a win! We have really been terrible about visiting all the Houston touristy sites, so we are trying to get with it! Emily is a great tour guide :-). We stopped by the San Jacinto Battle Monument first to watch a video on the history of the area and then walk through the museum. You can also go up to the top of the monument but it was so cloudy we were told the visibility wouldn't be great so we decided to skip it and use the money towards lunch instead :-). From there we headed down the road to the Battleship Texas. The kids really loved walking all around and exploring the ship. Addie got a little claustrophobic in the lower levels, but if she just went up for some "cold air" for a minute she was good to go again. Preston really misses Ian so it was fun for them to get to spend a whole day together! We were all starving by the time we were done and headed to the Monument Inn. It was a fun little restaurant that bring you rolls and cinnamon rolls while you wait for your food...a definite hit with the kids. We even took a ferry before heading home! Quite an eventful day!
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Addie was saluting all the time while we were on board :-)
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you can see the san jacinto monument in the background from this view
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my very favorite picture of the day for sure :-)

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Break Adventure 1 - Top Golf

Our spring break was the week of March 9th and we had planned to have a staycation this year. The weather is always so perfect this time of year and the thought of having some days to do nothing sounded great at the time we decided. Fast forward a few months and we have had the longest, coldest, dreariest weather. Spring still has not really arrived in Houston, which just isn't right. I was definitely feeling jealous of everyone traveling to the beach...or anywhere really :-). In the end it all worked out though and we had a lot of fun. Monday and Tuesday we got to spend lots of time with the Oliverson clan. They made the drive to visit us with their three littles and it was so fun to have visitors when I wasn't also trying to plan and host a major birthday event. We are so happy to have them back in Texas and we loved getting to meet Mr. Brooks. Ella is so cute with her little cousins and she was Oakley's little buddy during their visit.
On Tuesday morning we headed to Top Golf for some fun and food. Scotto was able to come with us as well, so it was an extended family affair on both sides :-).
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sibling love :-)
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Monday afternoon before they arrived we took the kids to a free showing of Honey I Shrunk the Kids at the Alamo. And Tuesday afternoon Preston was able to have Jude over to play for a little while. It was the one day that worked for both families that week :-).
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