So I had to start somewhere. First we went on the vacation. Now I'll get a blog post finished. Then I can feel like I'm a super accomplished rockstar human being.
Okay. Dallas was super fun. We started out our trip with a stop over at Turner Falls to split the driving up just a bit.
From there, we headed to the Great Wolf Lodge, where fun was had by all of us!
From the GWL we headed to another hotel after two days/one night there ($$$!!!!)
At that hotel, the boys enjoyed snuggling in the same bed with their new GWL stuffed animals...chasing each other up and down the hall....and from there, we left for a day of shopping at Grapevine Mills (including lunch at the Rainforest Cafe), followed by a day of shopping at Cabelas and an evening of a Rangers game where not only did they win, but the boys (all 3 of them!) were able to get an autograph from the Rangers coach. It was fun. And hot.
On our last day in Dallas, we met dear friends for lunch and a good time was had by all (including our bellies!)
The end! We had a great trip, the boys did well, and it was so wonderful feeling like we could go and do those things-- we have not been able to, or felt able to, in two years!
And in addition to all of that-- five weeks ago, Ridge had a lab, his hgb was good: 11.5. Two weeks later, it was even better (no transfusion) 11.8. This week, he hasn't had a lab, but I checked his hemoglobin-- 12.7!!! We are so thankful that he is continuing to do so well (even if he is covered in a nasty rash bc he's had Fifth's Disease...again. and even if he is fighting an awful lot with his brother, which is why I will be saying TTYL for now!)
Everyone have a great day!