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Monday, April 30, 2012

RoadTrip

This past weekend, well..starting Thursday, we packed up and headed to Katy for a fun-filled weekend with Travis' family. Me,Ty, Hanna and Cooper picked up Travis at the golf course about 3:00 and headed out. We stopped twice to feed Hanna and on top of that stopped several times on the side of the road for ty to tee-tee...there were some "crying wolf" moments when he really just wanted to get out of the carseat (I hope he doesn't remember that trick in school) but finally after our last stop Hanna crashed and I turned ty's movie off and he then crashed. We drove up to Gamy and Granddaddy's house about oh..11 or so..i really can't remember..haha..and ty went straight to his bed without waking up and hanna stayed up and played a bit. 
Friday we woke up and got to just lay-low and hangout (actually,travis and I went on a technology spree..and the grandparents watched the kiddos). About 3:00 we left the house to pick up nana (gigi to the kids) and granddaddy/great-granddaddy and headed out to The Aquarium restaurant in Houston. Ty loves fish and so Ty of course loved getting to eat his supper with his favorites. Plus, the food was good and the company was even better. We met Ashley and Brian there as well and we finally got to see little Addison who has come out to play. :) 

 Gigi with 2 of her 4 (almost 6) great-grandkids.




 After consuming mass amounts of seafood we went out to the little carnival they have outside the restaurant. Ty loves carousels..so uncle brian road the fish carousel with Ty. 

Afterwards we found a fishing game. so ty and travis went fishing...


Hanna cheered them on...
And he caught one...and of course he wanted the big blow up "Nemo." haha.



It was a great time and a neat atmosphere.

Saturday...we woke up and was out the door at 8:15 to be at the Houston Zoo when it opened at 9:00..where we met ashley, brian and brian's sister, Shannon..
The Houston Zoo has web cams on some of the animals so Gamy showed Ty the night before and that morning and so ty was so excited to get there..(google...Houston Zoo.com and click on the web cams if your kiddos are into animals).
The Zoo Is huge and we knew ty wouldn't last too long...so we got a map and found his favorites and went from there.

Hanna was just as excited to see the animals as well



First stop..ty's "favorite" the elephants.


Then the monkeys....
This zoo far surpasses the abilene zoo we are accustomed too...it really is a super cool zoo..if i was an animal I'd request this zoo.

 Ty using Addison as a chair while checking out the rhino's.

 Oh, look...we found another carousel....travis' turn to ride with ty...although, I am not sure who had more fun..and as you can see, Ty choose the "Lion King" as his ride. yes, all lions are called "lion king." haha.

 Hanna enjoyed the Giraffe...
 Not sure what she was excited about..being at the zoo or being out of her carseat..haha..either way, she's our happy little girl.
 Found the children's petting zoo..but as always, ty likes animals from afar but not up close.
 Looking at the "fishies" with Shannon.
 our little rule breaker climbed under the yellow rope to drive the boat...must take after his daddy!
We lasted a couple of hours at the zoo before it was time to go...but, it really was a super cool zoo and it will be really fun when they get older and can last longer and see everything there. 

After the zoo, and a pit stop in the gift shop (granddaddy is a sucker for that..haha) the gang went to eat but Ty feel asleep in the car along the way so Travis and I got our food to go so we could go put our tired boy down for his nap.So, Shannon..if you are reading this I apologize we didn't get to say,"bye" to you! But, we had a great time seeing you! :)

Once back at the house and after nap time sweet McCain and Jennifer (and Sawyer) came to visit. Ty and McCain are 1 day apart so they play so well together. They played with a few toys and then decided it was swim-time...so, of course Hanna had to get her swimsuit on as well.
 While McCain loved the water and jumping in..Ty liked sitting on the side and kicking. haha.

How I didn't get a picture of McCain is beyond me..actually, now that I think about it I have some on my camera..need to download those. 
Jennifer brought Crystal beach shirts for ty and Hanna and while I have pictures of Ty and McCain sporting their beach shirts on my camera...here is one of Hanna in hers...

It was a great afternoon of Ty and McCain playing and a chance for Jenn,Travis and I to catch up. Jenn is due with Sawyer in July( or at least crossing our fingers the end of july and not beginning of august) and Ashley's baby, Addison will be here the end of August...so..2 more babies added to the family that will be super close...so much fun!

that night we just hung out and got up sunday and had to leave for our trek home. We left at 9 and ty and hanna both feel asleep fast...they were both just worn out....we only had to stop once (it was a long stop) but at least just once. we held Hanna off until we got home to feed her again. so,we made pretty good time..considering. and Ty's tee-tee stops were not near as frequent. but, hey 2- 8 hour trips and no accidents....i'd say that's pretty good! 
Today they both are going on 3 hour naps...WHICH NEVER HAPPENS..I kinda don't know what to do! haha. but, then again, I have plenty to do...like blog..lol.

Hope everyone had a great weekend as well.

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