Sunday, February 24, 2008
Cody left this Tuesday to go on a trip and will be gone for three weeks. Since Monday was a Presidents day and he had the day off of work, he decided to take Friday off as well so we could have a long weekend before he left. I had done the laundry on Thursday so we didn't have to worry about that either. Friday we drove up to Tyler Texas. Cody has a best friend named Tyler who moved there with his wife about 6 months ago and we still hadn't gone to see him yet. We decided this was the perfect time to go. To bad for us the weather was kind of cruddy and we spent most the weekend dodging the rain. Sunday when we drove home it was gorgeous. Figures! Friday we drove up and Tyler did pretty well in the car. It took us about 3 or 4 hours to get there. However, he was so tired and absolutely refused to take a nap. He is a stubborn little boy. When we got to our hotel we checked in and hung out for a little while. Then we met Tyler and his wife Angela at their apartment. We then went to the Texas Road House fro dinner. They said it would be about a half an hour wait. Poor Tyler because it ended up being at least an hour before we were seated. Tyler no longer will sit in the high chairs at those places so its easiest for us to have a booth. If you have ever been to a Texas Road house it is pretty much all booths. They had about three tables in the whole place and they of course gave us one! Doh! Thats okay because Ty sat in his own chair and did pretty darn good. That night Tyler went to sleep fairly good. It was a little after 10 when he finally drifted off to sleep. He usually goes to bed at 8:30. Let's think about this for a minute; No nap Thursday, no nap Friday plus going to bed almost 2 hours past my bed time. Hmmmmmmmmm...yup you guest it! He was a cranky butt the next day! haha He actually wasn't nearly as bad as I thought he would be and we still managed to have some fun with him. We went to a museum but it scared Tyler so that didn't last long. The good thing was they had a play ground with a fire truck and a train. It was rainy and wet but we decided it didn't matter and let him play any ways. I was smart and brought extra clothes for him just incase. He played for quite a while and I took some pictures. We then went to lunch where Tyler tested our patients once again. For some reason he wasn't hungry hardly at all most of the weekend. In other words, he got bored rather quickly. The waitress was nice and brought him some ice cream and that helped a little. Ice cream fixes everything...well, at least for a minute. After this we went back to Tyler and Angela's and talked for a while. Then we went bowling. TyTy had never been bowling before and after a long day with no naps again, it was very difficult for him to understand that he had to wait his turn. The first 10 minutes we were there I wanted to shoot myself but after that he got the idea and did pretty well. He really enjoyed bowling. Then we went back to their apartment and played games and had some dessert. Then we went back to the hotel and tried to get tyler to eat something and calm down for bed time. We got him to sleep about 10:30 and about 2 hours later some dumb little kid called our hotel room and it scared him. He woke up crying and hitting anything close to him. It was very frustrating because it was 1 in the morning and we were in a hotel and he was screaming at the top of his lungs. It took me almost 10 minutes to calm down and stop crying and hitting. It was not fun. After this occurred, I couldn't sleep. Seriously, let just say I REALLy want a bowflex now because that was the infomercial I watched until 4 that morning when I finally manage to fall asleep. Did I mention that I was hanging half off of the bed because Tyler was laying side ways and kept kicking me?! Yeah the next day was no fun at all. We drove home and Tyler cried several time. When we got home we put him to bed and he was in his room for almost 2 hours and never fell asleep all the way. We I went to get him out of bed I realized he had pooped. No wonder he didn't fall asleep! Needless to say it was a fun, yet stressful, tiring weekend! Enjoy the pictures. I love the sign that was on the playground! Classic Texas for ya.