Friday, May 22, 2009

What I learned on my Summer Vacation

Our trip to Houston did not go quite as planned, but still, I learned a few things.
- When choosing a hotel room for your family, go for the suite. It's worth whatever you paid for it.
- Hotel towels absorb an amazing amount of vomit.
- So do carseats.
- Carseats are not fun to clean in a hotel shower and do not dry effectively with a hotel blow dryer.
- It is very embarrassing to throw up in Uptown Park.
- Uptown Park has very nice trash cans.
- I am capable of going to Nordstrom during the half-yearly sale and not buying shoes for myself.
- I am incapable of going shopping and not buying something for my kids.
- It is not a good idea to go out to eat if you are not fully recovered from your stomach virus.
- French fry throw up is gross.
- Carseat manufacturers do not account for french fry throw up in their design specs.
- A portable DVD player is an essential item when travelling with your children.  (Thank you, Tammy!!)
- A large tub of toys is also helpful if you end up spending a lot of time in your hotel room.
- Sometimes, you spend a lot more time in your hotel room then you had planned.
- Even with an active toddler and a hungry baby, the Blue Bell Creameries tour is FUN and there is free ice cream at the end!!
- Lake Somerville is a great spot to stop, stretch your legs, and go skinny dipping.
- True friends are those who have stood by you during a vomit-filled vacation. Thanks, Nick & Laurie!!
Finally, a few pictures. We didn't take any pics of the majority of the fun, and I'd not have posted them if we had. Still, there were still some picture worthy moments!


Amy and David said...

So good to see you guys! I hope all the vomiting is passed now.

The Mommy said...

More to the point:

Did MITCHELL have fun?????

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

Despite all the pukey's, it looks like you had a decent time! Great pictures!!

KID, MD said...

Mitch did a lot of puking, too, but had some fun in the end.

Claudia and Glenn Walker said...

hahaha loved the pictues. The one with Logan's naked made me laugh so bad. I need to keep packing:)

Sarah said...

Been there, done that. Four of us at once in fact. Ugh.

I'm glad that you had a tiny bit of fun despite the junkies.