Sunday, August 2, 2009

What a Trip!

When last we left you, oh bloggy readers, we were off to the zoo... Where we of course fed the giraffes! Ethan loved it at first, but then panicked a bit and would just watch. We made the giraffe pictured above a little fat, I think.
Then it was off to the tot train. Ethan got to drive it all by himself- loved it!

Then, I got to have my very own tiger- isn't he adorable!!! I just loved how patient the young man painting him was. Ethan did a great job and was so sad to wash it off at the end of the night.
Grandpa took Ethan for a pony ride. I didn't know they let tigers ride on ponies! Ethan was so calm and serious about it. He loved it!
And then there was the carousel. Ethan thought it was great. Lucas held on to me for dear life- forcing me to do some squats as it went up and down.
We saw lots and lots and lots of animals. I think the favorite was the grizzly bear who threw the ball at the window. Ethan loved that. There was also a giant gorilla that was eating green peppers and cuddling up to the viewing window. It really is a great zoo.
It was about then we realized Lucas was burning up and not doing so hot. He woke up from his nap and we gave him some tylenol and tried to get him to drink some water.
When we got back to the house, we jetted over to QuickCare as he was well over 101. Sure enough, nasty double ear infection. We were told to load him up on Ibuprofen and Amoxicillin. It still took forever for that fever to come down, hovering around 102 for about 2 days. Eventually it did come down.
In the meantime, we walked to a really cool park near grammy and grandpa's house. Ethan ran and ran and Brian got to play Frisbee Golf with some CO friends.
And then.... that night... Ethan woke up and had gotten sick all over himself. It was awful. He just kept going for about the next 12 hours and was pretty lethargic and miserable. Luckily, by being with Brian's parents, we had lots of help to take care of our two sickos. Yuck, yuck, yuck. But, we survived and stuck close to home, playing baseball in the backyard, cooking lots of yummy meals, and playing racing games on Grandpa's PS3.

The night before we left, the boys seemed a little better, and we had to go to Chick-Fil-A as Brian had not yet gotten his fix, so we headed for a short visit to the mall playground. Lucas loved playing in the house and Ethan loved running all over everything and sliding down the big mountain.
And Lucas practiced walking with Grammy.

Which is a great segue into the next morning when we hit the Focus on the Family Kid's Playground where Lucas TOOK SEVERAL STEPS from his Grammy to his Grandpa and then back again. He is still very unsteady, but he gets it! It's only a matter of time now....

The playground was really cool - not so much a playground as a Disneyland style attraction- minus the rides. It is a re-creation of the town in the series Adventures in Odyssey that Focus puts out. There was an airplane to climb in, secret passageways, a soda shop, puppets and costumes, and all sorts of things from the radio show. It was a really neat place and free!

It was a great way to end our trip, though we didn't want to go. It always goes to fast! We were lucky to get to spend a whole week there!
The trip home was not too bad. The boys slept a lot - probably residual fatigue from being sick. We ate at McD's way too many times, and yet I still managed to make good choices for food. Ethan loves staying in hotels in our "new beds" so the Super 8 was a hit. Not so much with Brian and I as we found out they don't have cribs. So lucas slept with us - not too bad though.
The funniest part of the trip home was that halfway back my mom informed me that our trip to Lake Chelan is THIS WEEK! I thought it was still a week and a half away. So, we're only home until Wednesday (just the boys and I) and then off again on another long drive. Hopefully the boys will be used to it?

1 comment:

Pat & Valerie Berg said...

Wow Katie! I can't even log all your miles this summer. Sounds like so much fun and I'm so proud that you're sticking to your healthy plan still! Good for you! I look for you every day I'm on my run on the greenbelt just in case I see you there! I'm jealous you have time for one more trip - I head back to work tomorrow! YUCKY!