So I have to resize my pictures to get them to upload now. Bummer! That's what took me so long posting these! A week ago we took our first little mini vacay with the kiddos to San Antonio for the day. (just the day mind you, I didn't want to try to spend the night! whoah!) We went to the zoo and the children's musuem.
When we used to go to San Antonio our thing was to definately eat something we don't get in Corpus. Well when you travel with kids, you are just lucky to grab something to eat. So we got there about 10:30 and I got a Whataburger biscuit and Chris got a Subway and we all ate it at the zoo. Yeah that's what we got in San Antonio to eat...ahahaha sweet right?
They had a blast at the zoo! Gauge's favorite animal was the giraffe which he still talks about today when he sees it in a book we read. The lion and tiger and bear were out so we got to see them which was fun. And Miss Teagan dropped her snack cup into the rhino's pen. Of course we would be the family that would drop the snack cup into the rhino pen! I freaked thinking, what else, that we would get kicked out...ahaha but I raced to find a worker to let them know. She said she would tell someone but if I wanted I could wait and they could get it back for me. Ummm nah...That's ok. The rhino pen was the one that smelled the worst! The rhino can keep it :)
I thought for sure they would be pooped and sleep but nope! They stayed up and we went straight to the Children's musuem. It was nice because everything is kid sized and just for them and Gauge was in heaven! Teagan just wants to be free and independent. She doesn't really care about anything there just being free to run! They had a small kids HEB where they get to push a shopping cart and get boxes of food and fruit and such and then check out. Teagan just wanted to push the basket forever!
Then the unthinkable happened. It is a three story building so there were stairs on each floor. Chris and Gauge were up ahead and Teagan and I were following. I had the camera on my shoulder and bent down to get something for it out of the stroller, glance out of my eye at Teagan and she is on the edge of the stairs going down. My heart stopped because I knew she was going down. Sure enough she fell and rolled down about 10-15 stairs. I was screaming "chris!" SO LOUD and running down as fast as I could but I was always like one step behind her. It was awful. The worst day of our lives we have had so far. I threw my camera off and finally blocked her to stop with my foot and swooped her up thinking something would be broken or bleeding. Chris got there right when I got to her and I just picked her up and immediately started showing her things on the walls for kids to take her mind off of it. She stopped crying pretty fast and we checked her all over. She had one tiny red mark and a slight bump but NOTHING else. And she went back to playing like nothing happened! Chris and I on the other hand were not ok. I was shaking so bad and I hadn't cried but I just lost it. I also didn't ever want to put her down or be far from her. She is just too fast, too busy and I thought I watched her like a hawk. Well that was a wake up call! With Miss Teagan you can't leave her for a second! Chris just kept saying that the scream I screamed was the worse thing he has ever heard and sounded like death. Get this though...There were people there and no one came to see what happened or if we were ok! If I would have heard someone screaming like that I would go check! Praise the Lord though, He had his hand on her and thankfully she rolled length wise across each step down. I think that helped her. God is so good! I prayed that night as I held her that He would always have his angels around her because she is a wild one!
Thank you Jesus for keeping my sweet Teag safe!
Other than that! We have just been having a nice time with Chris being off for vacation. We had a lot of family time and it was so nice. He had to go back to work today and we were all sad!
Now for Thanksgiving!!! I'm sure you know what I'm thankful for! God's protection, family, health and my sweet babies! I'm also thankful for internet and web cams so I can communicate and see Layne so well in Africa! I'm so blessed and I want to always have a thankful and joyful heart. What are you thankful for?
Teagan's Thanksgiving dress with matching bow :) Yeah I had fun with this! Chris' least favorite was her leggings and those were my favorite! He swore it didn't match and I said brown zebra is a neutral! :)
Check out this hair! Whenever my mom twists her hair up in her clip it always comes out like this later when I take it out! haha!
Gauge loved this part! He is in love with 'big trucks' as he calls them!
Miss Teagan and her shopping cart. Post fall! She looks a little ruffled right?
Flying his plane!
Digging for fossils. I have one CLEAN kid! He doesn't like sand all over him...hehe where did he get that?!