J-5 Rogers Family

2.18.2010

Happy Valentine's Day Weekend

My mom had been in Oklahoma City for a few days. She does these shows with various friends. They are basically little spaces set up in HUGE arenas where people showcase their homemade items. There were SO many cute little outfits for girls. There were candles, purses, jewelry. SEVEN buildings worth of eye candy for a mom with little ones. It was pure bliss if you weren't on a strict budget.

Jaydon decided on Saturday that he wanted to go see his Aba (Aba is short for Abuela in Spanish). So we up and packed a few bags, and left to fulfill his only Valentine's Day wish.

I am type A. This was hard for me. I will do anything to make my boy happy though. He is a boy of few words and requests, so when he asks for something, he usually gets it. Spoiled? Not really. Really, he's not.

1. Have you ever been to Oklahoma in the middle of the Winter?
2. Have you ever slept in an 18x18 space with THREE children and 2 pack-n-plays?
3. Have you ever been to Oklahoma in the middle of the Winter?
4. Have you ever tried to drive a double stroller through spaces that are only meant for undernourished females with no hips?
5. Have you ever been to Oklahoma in the middle of the Winter?
6. Have you ever sat in a car for 3+ hours with three children?
7. Have you ever been to Oklahoma in the middle of the Winter?

Holy Smokies.

Thank goodness my children are good sleepers. We thought we were going to lose our minds in that small hotel room. It had 2 queen sized beds and was very new and clean, but uncomfortable is putting it lightly.

The car ride to and from was okay. We had it timed just right to where they would all take a potential nap. They nap 2-3 hours at home, so it was such a relief when they fell asleep 10 minutes in on BOTH trips. ...only to wake up exactly 43 minutes later both times. I thought kids slept in cars? I guess mine like the comfort of their own beds.

Let's just say that Oklahoma is F.R.E.E.Z.I.N.G! cold in the Winter months. OMGosh! (Yes, I just used OMG in a post!) Talk about blistering wind blowing right through you. It didn't matter where you stood. Mr. Wind knew it, and almost knocked ya down. We woke up Sunday morning to some ice and snow, but it wasn't bad - thank goodness. I don't know what I would have done if we would have stayed in that room for more than just sleep. The hotel had an indoor pool, but who brings swim suits when they leave their home and it is 42º with a 20 MPH wind?

All in all, we spent a nice Valentine's Day together as a family. No flowers, (which I don't like anyway) no expensive food. Just some good 'ole bonding for all of us.

I failed to mention that this was all a surprise for Aba. That is a story in and of itself. Let's just say that we didn't even see Aba until Sunday morning. No bueno.

Jaydon funnies from the trip:

"Dad - Mom just gave ME the first kiss on Valentine's Day! Haha." *evil snicker*

"Mom, this Oklahoma chicken sure tastes better than the Texas chickens."
(As we sit at McDonald's.)

"That sign just said 'Welcome to Texas'. It should say 'Welcome BACK to Texas'. What are they thinking?"

I ♥ my boy.

Y'all come back now, ya hear?



2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post! Love it. :) J

February 18, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reading the blog AND leaving a comment!!! Are you impressed?!?! I am SUCH a slacker! J3 is so funny! Love him!

OMG! I can't remember my login, hence the anonymous post! I thought I knew it but it's not working! UGH!

Andi

March 27, 2010 at 10:48 PM  

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