So yesterday was a crazy day. I was awake at 5:30am (yes on a Saturday). I left my house at 6:30 to drive down to my brothers house to pick their family up. We left their house at 7:30 and drove back to my house. So I was driving for over an hour and a half! We stopped and got Dunkin Donuts (doughnuts and juice for 8) on the way home because Little Man asked for it and was very sweet about it.
I gave them an old phone of mine that I always hated but Sprint didn’t want back when I went to an iPhone. I just don’t have a charger for it! So we hung out here for a couple of hours, then my sister in law and I drove down to Harwin St. where you can pretty much find anything you are in need of. The first place we stopped had a charger for it and sold it to me for $10. I paid for it because I wasn’t going to give them a phone and make them buy a charger!
She and I came back and packed into EX’s suburban and drove to Battleship Texas in LaPorte. We stopped at Sonic for lunch where I realized how happy I am to not have a big family. $37 later, we had all eaten and had drinks and off we went once again. I bought our tickets at the ship ($48). We walked all over and even went down to the 3rd deck (the most bottom we are allowed) and halfway to the top of the ship (SO many f’ing stairs!). We had a blast! We all got separated too because we were going around at different speeds. Somehow I ended up with the 2 boys (both with ADHD) and kept up pretty well! We just text each other so we could keep in touch (great cell service on the ship, even in the bottom!). Took tons of pics and even a couple of selfies. On the way down some steep steps, I fell the last 2 steps because my knee gave out. It is a very nice scrape but it’s fine. Helps me prove to Little Man that you can get hurt and keep going.
Then we wanted to go to the monument. So sister in law and I said we were going to walk for some exercise. The Little Man said he was coming because he wanted to be with his mommy. That made their 7 year old boy want to come with us. So she and I had the boys and trudged through the wild to the lake and walked next to it down to the monument while the men drove around. I happened to look down at the ground and saw a hole. I was about to step on it to keep going when I saw a head start coming out. When I saw a snake, I ran away! Then sister in law says “Oh! Is that what those holes are?” A few minutes later, we are going through some really high weeds and she heard something in the grass and took off running. I asked her when she started and she told me and that made me run again! We finally caught up to our little stinkers and walked up a bunch of stairs to get to the monument. So then we sat down and drank some water and waited for the men. I guess having to strap a baby and a 2 year old in was harder than just walking. They said they drove around to look at stuff too. Yeah, ok. Sssssuuuurrrreeee! :)
So we walk in to the monument. They have a museum and an elevator to the lookout point. Well, since nothing ever seems to be free, I paid $22 for all of us to take the elevator to the top. We got up there and the view was worth the $4 each! Great views of 3 different sides of the city.
Then we piled back in the suburban and drove back to my place. I was so worn out that I pretty much stayed away from everyone for a while. A couple hours later, I made spaghetti for dinner for everyone. It was completely gone in about 10 minutes and I didn’t get any! Then we left at 7:30pm to drive them back home. Got home at 9:30pm where Little Man was sitting on the couch watching a movie on TV and whining while EX was passed out on the couch. So I got Little Man in bed, put a blanket on EX, then climbed into bed and passed out during the movie.
This morning when I woke up, my thighs hurt like hell and I’m very tired! I still baked food for the week, did the dishes, and did laundry. Yep, that’s me! Enjoy the pictures, I took tons but showing you guys the best ones!