Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Break in St.Louis

As soon as the weather began to turn warmer, I was SOOOOOO wishing we could be spending this years Spring break in Florida again. We LOVE to visit with Grandma and Grandpa R, and see the Orlado sites and visit the ocean!! BUT, the economy being what it is, just didn't lend us a trip this year. As it turns out, the weather here in St. Louis is BEAUTIFUL!!! I decided early on, that the kids and I would just enjoy a simple, at home spring break. And although a few fleeting moments of motherly guilt crept in (about not going to the zoo, grant's farm, etc). I have to say, we are having such a relaxing, stress-free week. The kids have been enjoying simple pleasures this week, like, staying up late and then SLEEPING in til 9am(heavenly choir singing), playing outside together, stopping at Mcdonalds for a shamrock shake, taking a walk around the neighborhood with Dewey and just taking in the spring sights and sounds.....oh yeah, and yesterday we went to the dentist!!! Nothing says spring break fun, like the dentist!!! Seriously though, both kids were way overdue (Brooke had never even been before!) It was one of those things I was putting off until work slowed down and money sped up:) We talked up the whole experience, and Brooke actually enjoyed it! She sat for all 4 xrays (they were only going to attempt 2, but she did so well that they took them all, what a good girl). Chase went first, so that Brooke could see what was next for her, which couldv'e been good or bad, luckily it was good. Chase was sooo brave and didn't even vulcan-sp grip the chair!! He, unfortunately inherited Mike's, not so strong, teeth and has to go back for some sealants to cover some weak teeth that are coming in. NO cavaties for either though!! They loved picking out stickers, new toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and a toothbrush holder! And of course, we HAD to celebrate with a Mcflurry from our fav place, afterwards!!
The BEST thing about this week for me has been little to no stress!! Which has been glorious!! It truly has been nice to just "BE" with my family. I also am lovin all the perinneals popping up and the buds on the trees!! What a beautiful time of year! Hope you all are enjoying your week, What have YOU been up to???

4 comments:

Three Against One said...

We have been SO lucky and had GREAT weather this week, haven't we! I can't believe that here it is Thursday already and we haven't really seen you guys and played! We see Brooke and Chase out playing, but not you or Mike.
As for our picnic yesterday, you had your Chiroprator and her girls over during that time that is probably why you didn't see us.

Nothing says Spring Break more than a trip to the dentist. :) We are off to take Claire to a Princess B-Day party and Paige to My Gym but maybe we will see you outside this afternoon and we can play and let the kids catch up!

Don't know why it takes awhile for my new blog to show up on your page, I will be doing another post this afternoon so check back later.

Hope to see you later today! :)

Three Against One said...

Oops meant to say let the kids play and we can catch up, but we can play too! :)

bigsis said...

WOHOO!! A new posting....
I have heard that heavenly choir this week too :)
Did you get pictures of Brooke at the dentist?? (Was there shopping involved afterwards?)
I'm sure we'll be in touch later!
K

G'night Gracie said...

Ahhhhh, the dentist - pure spring break fun! Funny! Sounds like you had a great week. I remember many a spring break spent at home - no need to feel guilty. Home is where the heart is, right?

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