Monday, January 23, 2006

Laredo, Texas

To mark the occasion of hubby's last flight with Continental Express, the kids and I flew out with him on his trip to Laredo. Let's just say, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

The kids seemed to have a great time. Between temper tantrums anyways. Between no naps, not being able to freely express themselves (i.e. scream) and the 2 am crying fit after the boy wet the bed, I'm glad to be home and glad to be at work.

It wasn't all bad. At lunch Saturday, the radio the restaurant was playing kept cutting in and out. The boy started up an impromptu game of freeze. We found a play area at the mall and the kids had a great time running around. The boy talked to some other boys his age briefly. When asked what the conversation was about, he answered that they wanted to play a game, but spoke Spanish. He couldn't understand what they were saying.

Saturday evening we took the kids to the planetarium at Texas A&M International University. Didn't know that A&M had a branch in Laredo, but obviously they do. The schedule on the website said it was about Saturn. Turned out it was a techno music laser light show. Not quite what I had in mind, but the kids insisted they enjoyed it.

That night, when we got back to the car, I was trying to buckle the girl into her car seat. It was dark, so I asked hubby to turn the overhead light on. He said it was out. The boy then stood up and said- maybe it's a clap on and proceeded to clap to turn it on. No, it didn't come on, but we got a good laugh out of it.

Both kids had a chance to sit in the cock pit and push a few buttons. And they got a real charge out of hearing their dad on the PA system while in flight.

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