So, we took a trip to Houston two weeks ago. Sheesh, I am so behind on blogging, and I am so out of order on this Houston trip. We decided to go down for the weekend to celebrate Todd's birthday with him. Lezlie made the trip with us, helped me immeasurably, paid for way too much, and helped make it such a fun weekend!!! We sure do love that Grommy!!!
We drove down on Friday morning at naptime. The drive was perfect! The boys slept for the first hour, were contentedly playing for the second hour. We stopped in Madisonville at Buckees. People are crazy about this place. It is a truck stop, but it is like the mother of all truckstops. HUGE!!! We bought some jerkey from the gigantic jerkey bar, but we went across the street for lunch at Old McDonalds. Then the boys slept for the next hour and were happy for the last hour. Laney was amazing the whole time even after her DVD player stopped working. She's so fabulous!
We got to the hotel and the kids had so so much fun playing around while we waited for Todd to meet us there. Laney was in heaven. There were so many places for her to pretend play with all "her kids." She is now including her brothers in the mix of "her kids," which I am loving. Today, she said, "Mommy I have two puppies......Miles and Sam."
Sam had the best time playing in the closet, which Laney was calling their house.
Laney paused all the playing to look out the window and look for Daddy.
YAY!!!! Daddy!!! We LOVE Daddy!!!
We were thinking about going to the zoo that afternoon, but Laney wanted to go to a park instead. We went to the greatest park ever. It was in Kingwood and was actually a collection of play areas connected by a path and surrounded by trails. I think that the trails connect lots of parks in Kingwood which is also cool. Maybe we can run them someday in the not too distant future.
We had to stop at the pink playground first for obvious reasons. Laney loved it.
Todd found an opportunity for Sam to showcase his dangling abilities!
Miles was happy to climb with Grommy.
Laney took one glimpse at this see saw at one of the other play areas and was off and running.
She wasted no time jumping right on and flying up and down while Todd bounced on the other side.
The boys got to partake in some swinging while Laney see'd and sawed.
There is always room for one more in there!
This is out of order, but both of the brothers are turned around watching Laney and Todd on the see-saw. They were in complete awe of them!
Laney always loves to help push the boys in the swing. It is actually one of her favorite park activities.
Of course she never turns down the chance to be the pushee rather than the pusher.