On Friday, May 30th, Colin turned 2 years old! We started off the morning with our birthday tradition of Krispy Kreme followed by a trip to the park.
After the boys’ naps, we had the first “Fun Run” of the season followed by Dairy Queen for ice cream.
I’d say it was a good birthday for him.
Over Memorial Day weekend, we took the boys to the Peoria Zoo (and Chick-Fil-A for lunch, of course!). The last time we came here was shortly after Colin was born and there was a large area that was under construction – the tigers, the walkabout, and the budgies. It was a perfect day as it wasn’t too busy and the weather wasn’t too extremely hot.
We had a pretty busy month of May leading up to Colin’s birthday. We got the boys a haircut and then visited a small train event that was taking place in Uptown Normal.
The following weekend, we went to church early on Sunday morning and were headed up to get some projects done around the house. Colin is going through a stage where he does not want to get out of the car (silly, I know). Anyway, I got him out, was holding him and closed the car door…right on his finger.
Poor kid. It had quite a slice and even needed four stitches. I certainly don’t wish this experience on anyone. He was fine if it was covered and no one wanted to look at it or touch it. They gave him a shot to numb it followed by x-rays and then time for the stitches…all at convenient care. It’s just horrible watching your son screaming for you to hold him when you are holding him down so they can stitch up his finger. He was such a trooper. He kept a bandage on it for a couple days then the stitches came out in a week. The nail fell off about six weeks later and we’re still waiting for the new nail.
Drake had his last day of pre-school for this year. We loved the Iron Kids program especially his “Big Kid Buddies” Chelsea and Claire. He will still see Chelsea next year, but Claire was a senior and graduated.
I’m WAY behind updating our blog so I am going to back date some posts since this is what I use to work on the boys scrapbooks. At the end of April, we took the boys to St. Louis for a couple nights. We stayed at the Drury Inn — highly recommend! They have a free breakfast plus a free happy hour which was basically dinner.
We drove down on a Thursday morning, got lunch and went to the Magic House.
After our time was up at the Magic House, we got checked into the hotel, swam for a bit, and then got dinner. The boys were ready for an early bedtime since they skipped naps.
On Friday morning, we hit the St. Louis Zoo. It’s free! Plus, for the first hour they are open, the Sting Ray exhibit, carousel and train are all free, too!
We spent about 5 hours at the zoo and still didn’t see everything! But, the boys needed naps. I was hoping to go to the Science Center after naps but the boys didn’t wake up in time to make it there before they closed. So, we just got dinner and then went to Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.
On Saturday morning, we took the boys to the Arch.
On our way home, we stopped to meet our friend’s newest little one – Avery.
It was a great trip with gorgeous weather. We’re planning to take the boys to Chicago later this year, too.
Trying to get these boys to sit still for a picture these days is pretty rare!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!