The break began this week (still ongoing) and it was much needed. The days prior we were hit hard by a stomach bug. It lasted for about a week but felt like an eternity. Crazy painful diarrhea, too many times to count. Projectile vomiting so forceful that it came through their little nose. Puke and poo everywhere. But the worst part of it all was that it affected everyone all at once. So we (the parents) were already miserable but to clean up a pool of puke because one of the kids missed the bucket was dreadful. This was the worst ever! Okay, enough of that.
I took three days off of work (Monday - Wednesday) and had the kids make a list of what they wanted to do. Their lists were almost identical.
On Monday we went to the downtown Aquarium. They've been before but it's been over two years since they last went so I doubt they remember anything (myself included). From I remembered, I thought it was a good exhibit but this second time around, it was subpar. It was too short. What changed? Nothing. It was good for 2- and 4-year-olds but not for 5- and 7-year-olds.
We had lunch at an old favorite, Frank's pizza. It was always delicious but I've always wondered if it was the alcohol influencing my option. This was the first time I've ever eaten Frank's pizza sober and it was just as good as I had remembered.
Tuesday was Houston Zoo day. We arrived right at opening because it was going to be a madhouse later in the afternoon. The boys were nuts, almost too hyper. It seemed more appropriate if they were the ones in the cage. With Jacob's crazy bedhead, he would also look the part.
Wednesday was avoid the crowd, let's do something more calm day. We went to Sugarland. Jacob bought his first book using a Barnes and Noble gift card he got for his birthday. We had lunch at Guru and ate burgers and crepes. Good stuff. Afterward we went to browse Whole Foods and got a cupcake at Gigi's. And that was more than enough before the boys broke down and needed a nap.
Yeah, I didn't know how to end this post so here's a typical picture of Tyson when he sees a camera. Cheese!