Better late than never, right? This whole working thing has really cut down on my blogging time.
Andrew had his party at the KidZone at church. He wanted Nerf wars to be the theme. He chose to have ice cream Oreo cake for cake instead of a decorated cake. We ordered pizza and salad for everyone. The kids loved playing war. I think everyone had a great time.
He even let a few girls come.
Noah making plans with his team.
Did I mention this little cutie really likes Cheetos
All the grandparents got to come.
Yes, He is dead.
This gift was probably the hit of the party. Everyone wanted a turn with the machine gun. Yes, it is very loud. I can't wait for Asher birthday. lol Paybacks are great.
Andrew started kindergarten. I think I was maybe a little more emotional with Andrew than when Noah started. Andrew has been by my side all the time. No matter where I am at in the house he comes and plays beside me.
He came an got in bed with me at 6:30 on the big day. Just for a little while I got to think of him as my little boy not the big kindergartner that he actually is.
He did not cry but there was a death grip on my hand as we walked down the hallway. Kind of like he might have been walking death row. I tried to get him to smile but no such luck.
He did get okay once he sat down and started playing.
I did okay until I got into the car and read a little poem the teacher gave us moms.
The First Day
I gave you a little wink and smile
As you entered my room today.
For I know how hard it is to leave
And know your child must stay.
You've been with him for five years now
And have been a loving guide,
But now, alas, the time has come
To leave him at my side.
Just know that as you drive away
And tears down your cheeks may flow
I'll love him as I would my own
And help him learn and grow.
For as a parent, I too know
How quickly the years do pass
so please put your mind at ease
And cry those tears no more
For I will love him and take him in
When you leave him at my door.
I tried to hold back the tears since I was in the car with Timmy and didn't want to look like a big baby. But I will admit it, a few tears might have fell.
The next morning I go into the room to wake the boys up. And Andrew informed me he is not going. I laughed and said Yes, You are. I am hoping this is not a sign of what is to come.
We went to the science museum. I probably wouldn't recommend this sight. To much evolution. It was really probably a little old for my guys, too. There was a lot of stuff to read. They did have this science lab where they could conduct experiments. They might have enjoyed getting to do this a little longer. But we would have had to wait and we wanted to look at some other things before it closed.
After we dropped off Nannie and Pops at the hotel so that they could head home we went to the arch. The boys enjoyed this even though we had to stand in line for quiet a while.
Yea.. I had some stranger take a picture of us. I wanted to be able to prove that I was really on this vacation also. The person taking the pictures usually is never in a picture. Funny how that works.
Ti liked looking at the city below. And it is REALLY below. Good thing we are not scared of heights.
Stadium view from the arch.
The Arch is kinda expensive but I think it was one of the kids highlights of the trip so it was worth it.
We decided to check out the Zoo while Nannie and Pops were with us. It was extremely hot but we still had a good time. We waited to the very end to see the penguins exhibit. Guess what.....It was closed. Something about the door had broken so they were not letting people in.
One of my favorite parts was the butterfly house. There was butterflies everywhere. It was totally cool.
Can you tell it was hot.....Ti's hair is wet from sweat.
We ate lunch at this soda bottling company. It was neat. You could actually watch the process through this glass wall.
The fried pickles were super yummy.
I suggest going to the zoo in the spring or fall when it is not 105 degrees outside. At least they had a lot of inside exhibits.