Monday, March 28, 2011

I Need a Vacation...

...from my "vacation!" I have some catching up to do, but wanted to go ahead and post about our trip to Disney! Whew...I'm exhausted! We got to Orlando last Saturday, the 19th. Tristan had a double ear infection, and screamed the entire 7 hour drive down!
Sunday, we started off fresh and excited at Animal Kingdom.

Monday, it was on to the Magic Kingdom:

We got to Magic Kingdom around 9:15 am, took a lunch break at the condo, and came got back to from Magic Kingdom around 11:30 pm! Lots of fun rides, parades, and a fireworks show.

Tuesday was "break" day! However, we swam, played putt putt and went to eat at Bahama Breeze (not much of a "break" if you ask me)!

Wednesday we were off to Hollywood Studios (this was my favorite park)! Indiana Jones stunt show, car stunt show, Beauty and the Beast, Honey I Shrunk the Kids play area!

Thursday we headed to Sea World, which was so fun! We watched a dolphin show and then the "Believe" Killer Whale show. They were both amazing. We got up close to sharks, dolphins, otters and seals, and got to touch sting rays.

(Thomas got a bunch of "War Eagles" for wearing his red-neck cut off shirt too)

On our last day, Friday, we relaxed (or as relaxed as you can get with 2 little boys) by the pool (really, in the pool). Then Friday night, Thomas and I went to a Braves spring training game. That was lots of fun, and we enjoyed sitting on the grass hill to watch the game.

Saturday, we drove back, dodging thunderstorms the whole way. Once home, and exhausted, the storms caught up with us. We spent an hour and a half in the bathroom between 2:30 AM and 4:00 AM due to tornadoes!

What a great trip! Thanks to my Dad for letting us use his timeshare, and to my Mom for being Tristan's Nanny all week! It'll be a at least 6 years before we muster up the energy to do that again!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

For the very few people that actually read this blog, I am sorry about my absence lately. I have no other excuse, other than pure exhaustion...which correlates into blog laziness.

A few weeks ago, TJ came down with a stomach bug. It started on a Tuesday night, and lasted through Friday...LONG bug! Then, the following Tuesday, Tristan started the bug. I stayed home from work Wednesday and Thursday, tried to go in Friday, but only made it 1/2 the day before the daycare called for me to come back to pick him up. Thankfully, Thomas and I never caught it!

Then, after the stomach bug, Tristan grew horns, sprouted fangs, and turned into a monster. Usually, we put him in his bed awake, around 8pm, and he puts himself to sleep...well, not the last week! He screamed this blood curdling scream during bed time, then has been waking up around 12:30 to scream for another hour or so, then again at 4:30-ish. I told Thomas, "he has to be human-born child acts like this!" I honestly think it has been his teeth coming in...he broke all 4 top teeth at the same time!

I think we finally may be on the up-swing...back to normalcy. So, hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with Tristan's 11 month update and pictures (since he turns ONE on the 31st!!!)