Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring Break

"Three boys, I wouldn't know what to do," the mother told me(she has one of each). She said they had the boy second and told her husband they were done, as if having a second or (God forbid) a third boy would be too much for anyone to handle. I am starting to take offense to this. Yes, boys are different and thank goodness they are! They are always in motion, have their occasional gassy outbursts, and things are just generally louder at our house but I have plenty of Tylenol and room spray.

I think you just have to embrace the difference and entertain them accordingly. This was our Spring Break:

Thursday and Friday: new sidewalk chalk, a newly paved cul-de-sac, scooters, basketball, bikes, bubbles, and law enforcement toys from the $1 store (yes, with guns and me a rebel).

Monday: Carter opted for Cole's house over fun with mom. Griffin, Hayden and I went to Little Bigg Town for the morning. (I will post a side note about this later with my BBB report information.) Then home for a nap and a glass of wine. Griffin did a great job at swimming lessons. Noah, his instructor, is amazed at Griff's breaststroke, he is a natural! So we think we have a shot at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics, we'll keep you posted.

Tuesday: We popped over to the swim and racquet club for a little tennis practice in the morning. We really can't wait for the pool to open. Carter was picked up and we headed to Salsa Brava for what would begin the "Nacho and Queso Tour." A fun show at the library, The Big Bad Wolf and a trip to Brushstrokes rounded out our day. Home for a glass of wine.

Wednesday: Our field trip to the Florissant Fossil Beds was great. It will be even better when we go back in the summer. There was still some snow up there and some of our footwear wasn't appropriate. The Hornbek homestead was interesting and it was a good place to run around and burn off some energy. We kept on Hwy 24 looking for food (nachos maybe?) but found Lake George Pizza. Yummy pizza, happy friendly staff..we highly recommend stopping by next time time you are heading west on 24.

Thursday: We hadn't been to the zoo in a while and took a trip out there on Thursday. The boys had a great time feeding the giraffes, visiting the penguins, and spending their Easter money (thanks Grandma Judy and Grandpa Jim) in the gift shop. The Nacho and Queso Tour continued on at the Loop in Manitou. Now I must say the service really stunk, they were understaffed and the waitress wasn't very friendly. We headed home for more bubbles for them and wine for mommy..

Friday: If it wasn't so chilly, meeting the burros would have been much more fun. We did have a good time at The Western Museum of Mining and Industry. There were pioneer games like marbles, pick up sticks, jacks. Plus the museum was very interesting, gold panning, a mine, miner clothes for dress up. We decided to join the museum now we can go visit anytime. The Nacho and Queso Tour continued at our house after a quick trip to Safeway. Carter said they were the best nachos all week.

My goal this week was to have the most fun for the least amount of money. The admission fees were only $13 (we are zoo members) until today when we bought a membership. The Nacho and Queso Tour was fun for the boys and less than 1 adult and 3 kids meals, yes we could have gone home or packed food but this was more FUN.

The moral of my "Three boys, I wouldn't know what to do" story is...FOOD and FUN, that's what you do with three boys.


Monica said...

You are such a great mom!!!!

4funboys said...

I hear you!!!!!

People are always commenting on the boys... Now they're old enough to take offense.

My standard line that they love,

"yes, 4 BOYS... we did it right all four times!"

They love it! (and it's only taken 3 years of therapy to mean it... ha, not really)