Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Not so Getaway, Getaway!

This past weekend we decided to take the kids to Hutchinson, Kansas to visit the Cosmosphere. 

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It is an amazing place to visit if you are ever in Hutchinson, Kansas!  Lots of space stuff.

The trip stared off uneventful but it didn’t end up that way.  James had a head cold a few days before and Parker got it the day before.  No problem, right.  Except this is what he did for almost the entire four hour ride.

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Here were the other kids….

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Yep - that’s Alysia on her phone!  Like always!004

Daddy being silly.  It irritates him to no end when the teenage girls make this face in photos…

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We couldn’t leave until school was out on Friday so we got there about 9:00.  If you’re kids are like my kids, the only thing they are excited about when going to a hotel is the POOL!!  It closed at 9:00 but they were gracious enough to let James swim for about an hour until 10:00!

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Overnight, Parker’s cold got worse.  Needless to say, we didn’t sleep AT ALL that night.  I ended up taking him to the local emergency room at 5:00 in the morning Saturday because his cough was so bad and he was having a hard time breathing because he was so congested.  They gave him a steroid shot and said he had croup.  No fun. 

So with no sleep and a sick baby we loaded up and went to the Cosmosphere.  I must say that Parker did a pretty good job under the circumstances.  He just wanted to be held the entire time.  SO, he was carried the majority of the time.  Around this time, Brian and I also got sick.  YUCKY head cold was all but still enough to make it a LONG DAY!!

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James riding an ejector seat!

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That night we went to visit our pastor that used to be at our church!  It was a great time catching up with them!  We really need to get down there more often to visit.

On Sunday we were more than ready to come home.  A vacation with sickness is NO FUN AT ALL.  We did promise the boys they could swim again before we left.

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Hopefully the next time we go it will be a little less eventful where sickness is concerned.

COME ON SPRING!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Great pics Beth! Sucks about the sickies! I am trying to shake this cough I have had for awhile now. I have no time to be sick--you know---not while Paul was busy cutting off his finger. ugh.
I agree...
COME ON SPRING!