Friday, February 20, 2009
I had a great birthday yesterday. It all started with a nice carpool ride to work with Mike and when I showed up at my office, it was decorated with streamers and Happy Birthday signs, care of Mike. Then my entire clinic sang Happy Birthday to me and they all took part in eating some gluten free cake, which I must say, was very good (even the non-gluten free folks said it was good). I then celebrated at home with Mike and the boys. Very nice birthday indeed.
So, we decided to get a little time away from the little ones. I tagged along to Denver to accompany Mike who was going to a GI conference. I am not sure he got so much out of the conference, but we certainly had a great time snowboarding. The highlight was taking a KAT ride to the real top of Keystone Mountain, at about 12,700 feet and then snowboarding down a pristine, untouched bowl...straight out of a movie (although my moves certainly lacked some grace). It was great to get away for 2 days, and even better to return home to Tyler and Sam.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sam filled up another sticker chart for good sleeping and went on a date with mommy to Minitown, a town just for kids. The town had a bank, a grocery store, a movie theater (where Sam saw his first 'movie') , a playground, a disco, a circus and a school. Sam wanted to invite his good friends Owen and Anna to join him on his special date. Once he got over the fear of the movie theater, it quickly became his favorite place. He cannot wait to go back.
We went to Fort Sam Houston this past weekend and decided to feed the animals. In an area
called the Quadrangle, there are resident deers, peacocks, geese, roosters and ducks. The deer especially love carrots and, as we learned, the birds seem to love Multigrain Cheerios. Sam wanted to wear his bike helmet for the entire visit, which I think seemed to attract more animals.