Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Houston, Texas

The time is drawing near. . .the baby is due in about four weeks so we thought we would take one last trip just the three of us. Mike was able to take Friday off so we packed up and left Thursday night.

You wanted a belly shot right? Jumping on the bed while 35 weeks pregnant is pretty tricky. I decided that we need to start a new family tradition; whenever we stay in a hotel we have to get fun pictures of everyone jumping on the bed (That is Garner travel tip #1).

It is actually pretty tricky to get "air" while looking out for the ceiling. My camera didn't do the greatest job but one day I hope to be the owner of a better one.

Logan had fun being thrown into the air and landing on a pile of pillows in the middle of the bed but it was really hard to catch. It came out a blur everytime. This is the best I could do.
Logan is jumping with daddy's help.

After having fun at the hotel we headed over to the NASA Space Museum. On the way there we got something to eat at a fun little burger joint that we had never heard of. We try to eat at new places whenever possible (Garner travel tip #2). What is the point of traveling all the way to Houston to eat at some chain restruant that we have at home?
At the space museum we went on the tram tour that brought us onto the grounds of NASA. Unfortunately it was pouring down rain and quite chilly. The tram drove on public streets and the rain blew into our faces. We were soaked and unprepared for it. If you visit the Houston Space Museum on a rainy day in spring bring your coats and ponchos (Garner travel tip #3).
Here is Logan and me in front of the space rocket. It was huge!

There were five of these engine blasters (like my technical terms?). They were enormous, as you can see.

Here is Logan just enjoying himself.

Of course we had to buy Logan a suvenier to always remember his journey into the space world. He loves this space shuttle that we bought for him. He make the cutest sound effects when he flies it.

Just another space moment and another belly shot.

The pictures somehow got mixed up again when I down loaded them. This picture is of Logan the day after we got home. It must have rained a lot here at home too because our sandbox was full of water and Logan plays in it every moment you let him.

The Houston Children's museum was awesome. There was so much to do. Logan's favorite part was playing in the water. If you go to Houston my advice would be to go to the museum during the week. We went on a weekend and there were way too many people.

There was a section just for toddlers that was really fun. There were all sorts of things just for the little ones. Here are the boys playing there.

We also went to the Houston Aquarium. It was actually really small. There wasn't a whole lot of bang for your buck to be honest. We bought city passes that included tickets to get into several places which I highly recommend. It saved us lots of money. Sadly it ended up raining the entire weekend so we didn't get to use all of our passes like the ones to the zoo. If you are going on a road trip bring umbrellas (Garner travel tip #4)!!!

This is the museum of natural history. We are in front of a triceratop skull. It was also packed but fun.

There is so much to do in Houston. There was a rodeo, a rockets game, and if you go during the right time of year you can see an astros game. Plus, the beach isn't far either. If we would have had more time we would have done it all.
It was a fun trip. Now we just have to get Logan back onto a normal sleep schedule again.


darcie said...

there is nothing that could possibly make logan cuter.

Laurel said...

Every picture I see of Logan, I am amazed at just how curly his hair is!!!

So when do Jason, Isabel, and I get to come play in Houston with you guys???

Krista Hansen said...

Love the picture of you jumping on the bed! Glad you're having so many adventures.

Laurel said...

[Not that I had forgotten, but] every time I look at pictures on your blog I remember how much I love and miss you!!!!!

Kelli Radmall said...

Luuuuhuve it! If you what I'm talking about from dragontales then you are a freak. Jumping on the bed. Good tip. I love you belly! Come out baby _____!(probably won't have a name for a few weeks.) Looks like a fun fun time. Your tip about eating at new places for some reason remindedme of the yummy bbq place in vegas where you drink out of mason jars and speak with cowboy accents and annoy the crap out of your husbands. Miss You-with a capital Miss!

Brandon, Emily & Sydney Wilson said...

you're such a maniac....jumping on the bed at 35 weeks!

Leah said...

Okay, the jumping on the bed pics are my favorite. So great. And the picture of Logan playing with the balls was funny because of where he is holding them. Thanks for the laughs! ;)

Ryan and Melissa said...

Those are some fun times Riss. I can't believe you're jumping on a bed while you're that prego. Then again, I don't know what it feels like, so maybe it's not that bad.

Stamp With Linz said...

So fun- I love it! But the best is you jumping on the best major pregnant- love, love, love that.

Melanie Falater said...

I was so good to hear from you! My girls will be 19 months was a little sooner than we had thought but I am excited. Of course we don't have a name! I don't know how people do BEFORE the baby comes :) Also, If I were jumping on a bed right now I'd pee my are good!

Mandy said...

Classic! I'm loving the jumping pics. I MISS YOU GUYS!!

Brooke said...

I'm impressed with the air you got while jumping on the bed... where you trying to go into labor :)
The trip sounds fun. Little getaways with just the fam are the best!
Good luck with your last couple weeks of pregnancy (doesn't it seem to go much faster with the second??)