Thursday, July 28, 2011

What a week!

So I haven't blogged in a week because I have been so extremely busy. First and foremost, last Wednesday we had some special guests arrive at our casa: Nanaw, Papa and Nanaw Phew Phew! They got in right around suppertime and stayed through breakfast today. Man, oh man did we do a ton of stuff while they were here! Thursday we did the Riverwalk, ate lunch (and some of us napped) at Joes Crab Shack.

Then on Friday we went to lunch at a little Pizzeria/Italian restaurant and had planned on doing more downtown but the weather was on and off sprinkles, over 100 degrees and humid as heck. We opted to hit up Central Market, you know parked the ol' Swaggerwagon next to a Maserati:
Told the kids ''don't touch!" a million times, both in the parking lot and in the store. Then headed home. Saturday we did the Japanese Tea Gardens & the Farmer's market, then went shopping and had lunch.
B and Papa then headed to see Captain America and us girls and kids, headed back home for a nap. Once the guys were home we switched places and we females went shopping. Sunday we took the morning super slow and relaxing then went out for lunch. Came home, napped and had a nice grilled dinner at home complete with cupcakes in honor of Nanaw's birthday (which is this Sunday). Monday B had to work so we headed up to Gruene. It was nice on a Monday; still somewhat busy but not near as crowded as our last visit. This time we actually went into the old Gruene Hall where the boys posed and played on the stage.We crossed the street and enjoyed an old 'dublin dr. pepper' with Nanaw Phew Phew at the soda fountain then headed over to the old saw mill for lunch. By this time it was mid afternoon and hotter than hell, we came back into town, got dinner prepped then headed to Walmart.

Now you may think Why is she blogging about going to Wal-Mart? Well, I'll tell you why this is significant in a moment.

Tuesday morning we went to Lulu's Bakery and Cafe. Papa had been there once before and since then it had been featured on Travel Channel and Man v. Food. If you watch the show, it's the episode where Adam orders the 3lb cinnamon roll. (I would link up but I'm now holding an almost 10 month old and trying to wrap this up). We enjoyed their ''famous'' chicken fried steaks and took a cinnamon roll to-go. The boys were ecstatic that it was bigger than their heads. Seriously.
We then decided to work off all of the calories by walking around the Botanical Gardens. The gardens are SO pretty but man was it hot, lol.
We were there for a few hours before heading home and digging into that cinnamon roll. All 8 1/2 of each us tried some and we barely made a dent in it. Seriously, we ate maybe a 1/4 of it. It was good but probably would have tasted even better fresh.

So, back to why we went to Walmart: we went there to buy Bubba his school supplies...for kindergarten. My baby starts school in less than one month. So with school supply list in hand, we got everything on his list. He is, at least in the materialistic sense, ready for school. In fact, this morning I had to go up to the elementary school and register him for class. I can barely believe it. I'll admit it, I cried. Though I will blame it on the fact that I was going on about 5 hours of sleep, my parents and grandma left town the same time I left for school and I think my emotions were all.over.the.place. Add to that I found out that Pooks doesn't meet the super freaking ridiculous qualifications for preschool you know, because we make ''too much money'' and speak english and I was pretty bummed out this morning.

It all ends well. Bubba is excited, Pooks understands that he can't go until he is five years old. In addition to all of that, Peanut is 1/2 potty trained, Sissy started waving and saying ''Hi" and it just seems like a ton of stuff is all happening at once. It's exhausting! Enjoyable but exhausting!

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