Sunday, October 14, 2012

Just A Little Trip To Houston

Eric had a training at the Houston office for a couple of days this last week and so I took the opportunity to tag along (which meant the kids did too) on the excursion. The funniest part of the trip happened when we arrived at the hotel. The firm always puts the lawyers up in the Four Season right by their office. We stayed there last sure is a swanky little place. Anyway, this year for whatever reason , the room that was supposed to accommodate Eric was not available, so they decided to give him the Presidential Suite. Uh, what? Yes, this "suite" was bigger than our house. It included a kitchen stocked with gallons of booze, 2 bathrooms, a living room and office space, a dining room with 8 piece dining set and buffet loaded with delicate china, a huge closet, and huge master bedroom. It was at the top of the hotel so we had floor to ceiling views of the city. Wow. Everything in the room was unbelievably nice and expensive. Eric and I were freaking out about the kids breaking something, and even though there were about 4 couches in the place we had the kids sleep on the floor with the blankets we brought. Oh my goodness, it was so very grand. Amazingly, we were able to make it through the stay without any real catastrophes (if you don't count Libby going number 2 in the bidet instead of the toilet. Yes, they had both!).
Here is a pic of the master that I pulled offline.
Man, we were like the Beverly Hillbillies in that place. 
 Anyway, we had a great time during the days while Eric was at the trainings.
 On Thursday we hung out most of the day at Hermann Park. We rode the train that goes around the entire park. The kids loved it.

 Ethan and Libby had a ball running through the fountains. They got soaked.
 Ollie got to play at the baby playground.

 And since we were already wet, we hit up the sprayground too!
 On Friday we spent a little time at the Houston Galleria. Here's Libby at the Disney store looking with delight at some of the princess paraphernalia.
 The kids also played at the mall play place. Ollie was enamored of cars.
We also ate at this super yummy cafe called Ruggles by Rice University. Eating there is practically worth the trip to Houston by itself.
Thanks for letting us tag along, Daddy!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ethan's "Reviews"

Ethan dearly loves legos. Sometimes we let him watch the "reviews" that other people make of lego sets they bought. Ethan just eats these up. Lately, he's been wanting to make his own reviews. So here we go. (He gets all his lingo from the little review he watches on youtube.)
Gotta love this kid.

Around Here

 Around here we've been doing the same ol', same ol'...except that since Ethan's started kindergarten thankfully things have been a little bit less crazy. Ethan LOVES school though, so I don't feel bad sending him off all day everyday.
 Libby and I have done a few things together, including making freezer jam, as seen here.
 Pelfrey kiddies in the tubby. Look at those little hams!

 Ollie helping daddy clean up. Ollie has been saying "Daddy" all day every day lately.
I gave canning some salsa a whirl last week while tomatoes were on sale. It was a hassle, but it was pretty fun and the salsa is tasty.
Standby for an update on Ethie's legos.