Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break 2010 - Part 1

Last year, Trey took Tee and Olivia on a Texas History Tour over Spring Break while I stayed home and cleaned my floors.

This year, we switched things up a little and I took the three youngest to our favorite state's capitol where we also embarked on a learning experience and my new Roomba cleaned my floors. If you're skeptical, let me just remove all doubt. It is AWESOME and you could eat off the floors under my couch. It completes me.

When you take this many children,

to a very nice resort in Austin, to stay in your friend's in-law's house, you'll have moments of sweet bliss like this pic of our friend Carrie playing Pied Piper and skipping with all the kids back to the car after a long day of swimming, exploring, and putt-putt.
The children will eat an exorbitant amount of Smores and possibly annoy the hotel staff gentleman who drew the short straw and had to help the kids with the fire and molten hot marshmallows.

If Spring Break falls on St. Patrick's Day, and you're traveling, don't forget to pack green clothes for your children because, if you forget, they will decorate themselves with green marker, including, but not limited to, painting their nipples.

Immediately after taking this picture, this precious child jumped into the pool and swam the rest of the day in his blue jeans.

Just like all the other patrons of Barton Creek.

We were one motley crew - Country come to town.

And, if it wasn't for their unending cuteness, the fine people at the resort might not invite us back.

We had rounds and rounds of American Idol that we're sure were organized by our other friend Carey just so she could sing over and over again in front of her adoring fans, who were all under the age of 10.

I can't get my videos to upload but let me just say that she would make Rascal Flatts proud.

And Graham's rendition of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" earned him huge props with the gaggle of 6 year old girls watching.

With Dea working, and Darius on a trip with the Mercy Street High School group, Trey and Tee met us for the second half of Spring Break with some friends at their ranch near Houston.

Our time there involved eating, fishing, and eating. More on that, hopefully with pictures, tomorrow.


Traci said...

Well, looks like you all had big fun. We just started SB 2010 here- it's 37 degrees and cloudy. Spring in the South is such a fickle season.

Becca said...

Looks like fun! :-) Garrett and Mindy came with some kiddos - we had fun seeing them and chatting . . .

Anyways, I really love your crew - they're fun and I feel like we should hang out again soon. Plus you totally owe us dinner at Kevin's :-)

Henley on the Horn said...

Oh to be a fly on your wall. You are too funny.

little miss can't be wrong said...

I love the "following the leader," photo... I have a very similar one when I took a group of high school boys on a summer service project to Rural Retreat, VA. We did a hike one day, and someone snapped a photo of me leading them up a waterfall. It's one of my favorites!

Oatsvall Team said...

what a fun and funny trip I am sure ... i am sure lots of craziness and that is what makes life so worth living!

Deidra said...

Whoo boy! What an adventure. For everyone!

Hey - I got the Roomba and I believe I have died and gone to vacuum cleaner heaven! It is dreamy, indeed. Especially since now I can vacuum while I'm dreaming!