Sunday, November 21, 2010

"In Sickness & In Health"

Hubby and I have been married for 11 years. Most of those years have been "in health." Well...this past week...it was time to put the "in sickness" vow to work. Hubby was SO sick...strep throat IS much worse in adults! His fever was up to 103; he couldn't eat or hardly drink or swallow; and he was throwing up. But, do you know how I knew he was REALLY sick? He was in the bed with the covers over his head with NO FOOTBALL, NO ESPN, NO SPORTS.

Our boy was so worried about his Daddy that he wanted to give his Daddy one of his stuffed animals to help look after him. I told our boy that he couldn't put his toys in there with his Daddy because they could get "cooties" on them. So...here's our boy's solution: wrap mini-Pluto in paper towels, secure with tape, and then place him on a blanket-topped pillow. Next, set Pluto beside Daddy on a chair to "watch after him." Sweet boy!
Needless to say...we are all thankful that Hubby is better now!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Our Girl's 6th Birthday

This year our daughter wanted to "go to the beach" for her birthday like we did for her Daddy's birthday. Well...a few thoughts came to my head:
1. I think you have to be 40 before you get to have a beach trip for your birthday.
2. Our girl is not a big fan of long car rides when traveling.
3. You probably won't be able to swim in late October.
So...we started thinking of places we could go that were relatively close to home, that had an indoor pool, and that wouldn't break the bank.
Here's what we came up with:
A room at the Westin Peachtree Plaza on the 61st floor:
Elevator where you had to insert your room key to access your floor:
View from our room:
Indoor pool with retractable roof:


And...a birthday lunch at The Sundial:


Close to home...check.
Indoor pool...check.
Reasonable rate...check.

We all had a great time, and I think it was a big success with the birthday girl!