Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fun with Lisa... and other recent things.

My sister, Lisa, came to visit us a couple weeks ago. We had a lot of rain that week, but still managed to have lots of fun. Lucas basically banished me from the toy room so he could have Lisa all to himself. For his birthday, Lisa bought Lucas some cool numerical rods to help with counting and math, and they were quite the hit. He's basically a genius now. Well, maybe not a genius, but he understands the basic concept of subtraction and addition. While Lisa was here we managed a walk around Town Lake, lunch at Torchy's Tacos, and a trip to the children's museum. Lucas loves him some Auntie Lisa. He was sad when she had to go, but I think the little train she gave him at the airport helped make up for her departure :).
Thanks for visit, Lisa. We can't wait to see you again so we can do math, sing the alphabet among various songs about monkeys. We love you!

In other news, Lucas really loves his bugs, books, trains, blocks, etc. Anything you can line up and put a bug on is prime real estate in this house! Also, I'd like to thank Bob the Builder for 15 minutes of peace and quiet the other day while I was babysitting. Chances are if you leave your kids with me, their gonna watch some sort of movie for a few minutes at least. Sorry.

Saturday night we had such a fun night. We headed to Dave and Busters (a sports bar/arcade) to try to catch the BYU game, but it wasn't showing there. Instead we used our gift card on arcade games. It was awesome. Lucas and Ben enjoyed numerous driving/crashing/snowmobiling games. I mostly crash in those games or drive the wrong way. Lucas didn't understand why Lightening McQueen wasn't in the NASCAR game, so Ben explained that his beloved McQueen was a fictional character.
We also had a couple sessions of family target practice as we shot dinosaurs in Jurassic Park - my favorite. It was great. Afterward, Lucas got to spend his 174 tickets on a prize. The dragon that he wanted was 1,000 tickets, so he had to settle for this delicious Flash Pop. It's basically a huge push pop with a light in it. He ate the whole thing in one sitting Sunday night. Thanks, Stebbings, for the gift card providing us the best Saturday night ever!

After our arcade experience we went to Mighty Fine for some hamburgers. Ben happened to be wearing one of the many Whataburger shirts that make up his wardrobe and the owner had him strip in front of the whole restaurant and change into a Mighty Fine shirt & hat. He took Ben's shirt and probably put it in some sort of weird collection. He said he does it to about 3 guys a week. It was funny, though. Ben was a great sport.


Jamie said...

Thanks again for babysitting the kids for us. They had a good time!

That's so funny they made Ben change his shirt. Can't wait to see the new addition to the wardrobe!

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