Monday, March 21, 2011

La Trip to Texas

Okay, so these pictures are a little backwards, but you understand...

These are the infamous laptops. So many people coming together who are still in school/work/I don't know what, there were a lot of laptops. Kind of funny. After a visit to the River Walk, we found this really neat little plaza area with water spouts. I don't know if kids were allowed to play in it, but we started a whole slew of kids playing in it. :) Being a kid is so cool.

We went to Sea World, which I was afraid would be insane, but it ended up being awesome. We had plenty to do and the kids never seemed bored. They do however HATE roller coasters. I took them on this little one and they both were in tears after the first 10 seconds. All the other kids on the ride were trying to help them feel better, but to no avail. Josh was okay with the carousel, but Caleb, no way. So maybe, someday when they are older they will learn to love them. I for one was sad I couldn't go. But as Hannah said, it is my fault I got pregnant. :)

Watching the coolest show ever with a beluga whale and dolphins. Note Caleb's hair mixed with sunscreen, very cool. Sorry, I totally cut off Tyson's face.

On the boat on the River Walk. I think that might have been the highlight of the trip for me. The boys were happy and Tyson and I loved it too.
The Alamo.
My crazy handsome guy at the River Walk.
It was really nice to go to the temple with Mom and Dad Cooper and Cassie. Thank you Katie, Josh and Zach for watching the boys. It was really nice to not have to drive 3 1/2 hours to get to the temple. (Note in the pic you can see the tiny/not so tiny baby bump)
While Tyson was in San Diego presenting at a conference, we all went to North Padre Island. The beach was so neat! The seagulls were super friendly which the boys loved. Well, they actually weren't friendly until you had food, which Dad Cooper discovered and would put food on our heads and then suddenly we would be attacked by a swooping gull. That turkey of a father in law I have. :)

Caleb chased the gulls around for a good 15 minutes. He LOVED them and really wanted to hold one I think. I am so thankful they weren't too interested in him. :)
Josh got pretty close to this really pretty crane (at least I think that is what it is).

Gotta love these boys. I did love that Josh refused to take off his pajamas that morning.
Hannah took Josh surfing at this cool statue Mom Cooper found.
I think this was Josh's favorite part of the trip. At the hotel we stayed at in North Padre, there was this closet that Josh claimed as his office. He had the unplugged phone, pen and paper and his blanket. He was set. Caleb loved to try and get in, but it was closed to visitors most of the time. :)

Caleb sporting this random green hat and climbing up and down the stairs, his favorite activity of the trip. His least favorite thing: falling down the stairs. I was about to say drinking some of Mom Cooper's stop pain medicine, but he did like that. It took away any teething pain. :) That was my first experience calling poison control, luckily Mom Cooper did it for me.
Waiting at the airport to go to Grandma and Grandpa's. The boys did really well waiting and traveling, for which I am still very thankful.

Uncle Zach took this picture I think right after Josh pulled the filing cabinet on himself, right before we left for the ER. This picture is super cute.
The ER trip was the only unpleasant part of the trip and sadly it happened right before we left so I didn't give very good goodbyes. Josh got three stitches on his lip and I had to hold him down while they did it. It was a really good experience for me, to be brave and ask questions when I didn't have Tyson there to help me. (he stayed to pack and take care of Caleb) Mom Cooper and Zach were there which was awesome, but only one person could go back with Josh to get the stitches. Josh now says he wants the stitches back in, I think that he enjoyed the attention way too much. :)
It was a great trip and I am so glad we got to go. It was busy and wonderful and I wish I had taken more pictures!


  1. Wow! What a trip! Don't ever feel sorry about calling poison control. They are SUPER nice. I've had to call at least 6 or 7 times, mostly for Adam of course.

    I think it's impressive that you had so much trauma over the course of one vacation, poison control, the ER. That pretty much sums up our life here every week. :)

    Actually, Lydia ended up getting glue instead of stitches. We have had to hold our boys down for MANY other medical tests though.

    I'm so jealous of your vacation. We keep trying to plan ours and but this adoption is taking forever!

    Congratulations on the pregnancy. I had no idea! I'll try to read previous blogs to find out how far along you are!

    I love reading your blog about your happy family!

  2. I'm so glad you had fun! Looks like a blast. Now we just need a vacation, too. lol Love the pictures. Of course, it's hard for any of you to take a bad picture, lol :)