Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spring Break - Day One

Spring Break officially started today when we woke up about 20 minutes before we supposed to leave for our time at The Perot Museum :)  #springforwardstinks

I turned G's carseat to forward facing for the first time before we left and sister's little mind was BLOWN!!!  "You mean there's been a TV up there this entire time???" :)


It was rainy and cold and we were happy to be headed inside!

Sleepy, but still cute ;)


GG was a wild woman in the Children's area.  Water table and this little bridge were two of her favorites.




Mason listening intently to food orders :)



Upstairs, Luke got ready to take the skeletal system challenge (and Mason rocked some MAJOR carseat rats nest hair) :)



While the boys worked on the puzzle, sister bear did lots of this.  It's a rough life she has. :)


Done!!!  He is SUCH a smarty!!!


We were there during Member's Only Hours in the morning so it wasn't too crazy, but as the morning went on the crowds came in and it was pretty packed.




One of my favorite parts is this LED wheel... you draw a design on the computer monitor, then send it to the wheel.  You spin the wheel and your design shows up.  So cool!!!


Every time we go one (or both!) of the boys has to spin this wheel and open and then close this giant geode.



While Dave validated our parking, the boys and I tackled the giant escalator.  Mason was GAME, but Luke was hesitant . He has NEVER been a fan of heights and this was a definite challenge for him.


This kid.  No fear.



He was all about letting me take his picture, but this was as close as he would get. ;)


Successful group pic. hahaha :)


I'm not sure if it was the weather or the time change or what, but I came home with a pounding headache so I attempted to sleep that off when we got home and was up in time to take the boys (and myself) to the dentist for cleanings.



Everyone had a perfect check-up (amen!) and we left with some dracula teeth and new toothpaste.  I call that a success :)

Today we have plans to head to the park and run a bunch of errands.  Exciting times, friends :)

Hope you have a fantastic day and get to enjoy some pretty weather.

35 comments:

  1. What a fun day you guys had at the Perot! I love Mason's hair the most :).

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    1. He needs a haircut so bad! The minute it gets a little bit long it completely fuzzes up in the back :) hahaha

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  2. Fun Day!!!!! I'm not sure I could have completed that skeletal puzzle. GO LUKE!

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    1. The ironic part is that he figured out that the pages were labeled numerically (L1, R4, etc.) and he used the code to put it together - not the picture. :) hahahaha

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  3. Sounds like a great time was had by all! I have a question - I notice you have a stand and ride stroller and my husband and I are starting to look into these for our little one and our near three year old. What brand is yours? Any pros/cons about it?

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    1. Hey! It's by Joovy and it's AMAZING! We just got it, but I'll have a full review up this month after we've had a chance to really test it out. So far I have nothing but GREAT things to say about it!

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    2. Thanks so much for your response! I'll be looking forward to the review:)

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    1. It was!!! Hope you're hanging in there until Spring Break!

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  5. The Perot museum is so fun!! So glad you had a good time! I'm with Luke--those escalators give me hives every single time! 😉

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    1. Bless his heart he was so brave! But he was soooooooo relieved when it was over :)

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  6. The next time I go I need to take Luke as our tour guide!

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    1. I can tell you exactly where you would go.... the robots, the geodes and the earthquake machine. And if there' was time he'd take you to dig for dinosaur bones :)

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  7. Sounds like a fun museum! Love when the kids have hands on stuff to do.

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    1. It's AMAZING! We love it so much! If you're ever around here you should totally check it out :)

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  8. Sounds like you guys had a great day! I love the LED wheel--so cool!

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  9. Looks like so much fun! Love that you call G sister bear. We call our kids brother bear and sister bear...we may be Berenstein Bear fans..haha!

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    1. She has TONS of nicknames, but this is one that has stuck :)

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  10. I'm with Luke on the heights. Never been a fan.

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    1. The best part is that he totally owns it :) He doesn't try to put on a front - he'll straight up tell you he;s "not a fan" of heights :)

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  11. So funny cause we are huge Berenstein Bears fans at our house....i have two girls....the oldest is sister bear and the youngest is honey bear! :)

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  12. I just saw your post from Monday and LOVED the Vine and Branches signs -- I believe you've mentioned them before but did you have a discount code for them? I did a quick search on your site and didn't see any (like a sponsor code or whatever) but wanted to double check! Thanks! :)

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    1. I haven't done a discount code - but I'll ask her if she wants to run one! I'm going to show more of her signs when I decorate for Easter, but I'll check this week fo ryou :)

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    2. Wow, that's super sweet! Thanks so much!!!

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  13. Love the children's area in the Perot museum! They did a stellar job designing and creating it! My little's favorite is the water feature too! Thank goodness for the hand dryers! :)

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  14. It looks like you had a fun day at the museum, and glad they had perfect dental exams! Enjoy your Spring Break!

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  15. Does mason have a rash all over his arms?! You always seem to bring your sick kids everywhere! Please keep them home if they are sick.

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    1. I'm not sure what you're referring to with the "always bring your sick kids everywhere" comment.... when my kids are contagious we most definitely stay home. I trust the advice of my pediatrician's office and follow their directive when it comes to rashes and viruses and such. The rash on his arms is Fifth's Disease...

      The incubation period -- the time that elapses between contracting parvovirus B19 (the virus of fifth disease) and the start of the illness -- is 4 to 12 days. A person infected with parvovirus B19 is only contagious during the early part of the illness, before the rash appears.

      I would NEVER intentionally bring my contagious child somewhere where they could spread illness to others. Mason developed a rash late last week and when we consulted with our pediatrician they assured us he was fine to be out and about as the time he would have been contagious would have been days prior and the only symptoms during that contagious time are runny nose and sometimes low grade fever (he didn't have either).

      As a mom of three I understand how hard it is to have a sick kid and try to be as cautious as possible.

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    2. My goodness people jump to conclusions and make assumptions. :(

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  16. Looks like a great time was had by all. Andrea what's the rash on Mason's arms?! Does he have eczema or other allergies? Hope it's not something more serious.

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    1. Nothing serious! A virus (fifth's disease) that causes runny nose and such and then 4-12 days later a rash. He hasn't been itchy or anything.... just covered in the lacy rash. I left more info in a comment above.

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