3.22.2009

Spring Break

We are so lucky that we got Jon for basically 10 days for his spring break that we tried to make the most out of it. My friend Kristen came to visit so Jon watched the kids on his first day off so that we could have a full day of girl time! It was so fun! The next week we spent a couple of days "gardening" which was really just planting some tomatoes and raspberries in galvenized tubs and hopefully they will grow. We also worked on our lawn, and organized our garage. Our house is still a mess. When I think of Easter, I always think of cute dresses for Sevy, but it dawned on me that Teiker's needs to look studly also, so I got him a dress shirt and tie. Isn't he cute?! He's like my own personal barefooted little man!
Okay, now for our excitement of Spring Break. We decided to take a quick trip to San Antonio just to visit Sea World! So stinkin' fun! This is Teik and I in the 4D movie. We screamed and ducked and got puffed on and wet, and yes, Sevy hated every minute of it and forced Jon's hand up to cover her eyes! Maybe it was too much for a 3 year old?!
This is our family shot right before the Shamu show "Believe." I should have taken an after shot because we were in the soak zone, and they had 4 killer whales get us! Sevy loved it!
Jon and Teikers. We were in the shark area, I believe, which would explain why both boys are so happy!
Miracle of miracles, they had a Sesame Street show and we happened to hit it. I don't think I have ever seen Sevy so happy! She was so excited and danced and loved every minute of it! Thank you Sesame Street!
We saw this cute penguin and thought maybe Sevy would like a picture with it. No. Sevy got scared and cried in my shoulder as the penguin tried to console her!
Going to Sea World with Jon is like having an extra little kid. We always had to sit in the splash zones, which to be honest, is the only way to do Sea World!
Another thing we learned at Sea World is that Sevy is very much like her mommy and LOVES roller coasters. They had a few little kid ones and she had a ball! Jon and I also took turns on the Great White roller coaster and I forgot how much I loved the adrenaline rush of them!
We got home Friday night and Saturday afternoon we headed down to Galveston. There were a lot of spring breakers there, but we still got a nice little spot of beach. There were jelly fish all over the place and it grossed me out.
Sevy and Jon had a blast in and out of the water. The water was a bit chilly, but really not bad for March!
Jon dared the water with both kids. Yeah. He loved it, Sevy loved it, and I think Teikers didn't know what to think! I was also told it was a must to wear a collared shirt with swim trunks. Who knew!

We kept Teik in his stroller most of the day because of this. Yes, he is eating the sand. It cracked me up and reminded me of a photo of my little neice doing the same thing when she was probably close to his age. Don't worry folks--we cleaned him up right after this!
If you can see it, this is Sevy with her name in the sand.
And of course Teikers iwth his name!

I totally think I needed Jon's Spring Break as much as he did! It was fun hanging out with him and having some extra help with the kids and also some time to myself or with just one kid. Of course I wish we could have been more productive, but we had a lot of fun together, which I will take over productivity anyday!

13 comments:

Lainey said...

Glad you had a nice break! Your kids are darling.

Julie said...

I can't even look at this! I'm so jealous!!! It snowed all day here today and you're at the beach!!! Ugh!

squiresclan said...

Looks like you guys had a great time :) It's my kids spring break this week and unfortunately the forcast is calling for wind, cold, rain and snow *sigh*

Candice said...

So fun! I did not know that you should wear your swimming suit to Sea World!

Josh and Amber said...

I'm so jealous! Your spring break looked like so much fun! Love the pics!

Ben and Shara said...

yeah spring break!!

Torrie said...

So fun! Enjoy all these Spring Breaks and vacations while Jon is still in school. That is one of the things I miss the most about Brent being out of school.

Nancy said...

students and living it up! awesome. i totally missed sea world for the brief time we were in texas. you have found all the fun places.

Merissa said...

You guys are sooo cute! I'm amazed how much you look like your mother these days :)

The Petersons said...

OMG! I was totally laughing out loud at that penguin picture! I can totally see her freaking out and the poor penguin trying to make it better but really just making it worse! Sounds like you guys had a blast during spring break! Tanner had spring break last week too but he was soooo busy working we didn't get to do anything fun! I'm going to show him this and tell him THIS is how we're supposed to spend spring break! :-)

Jade and Charla said...

How fun! I wish we could be in swim suits already. I am needing the hot weather to come!

Kristen said...

I'm glad the weather improved to make Spring Break a real break for Jon.

Danielle Harris said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I have always loved Sea World, but my parents never let us sit in the soak zone. I guess we really missed out!