December 17, 2006

Fun Family Day at Dallas Arboretum

Today, after Church, we went to the for a winter family festival day. The arboretum is a garden which feels like a zoo without animals...although today there actually was a petting zoo complete with a real reindeer. Hattie was such a good girl the whole time. She sat peacefully in her stroller as we simply meandered down the cobblestone path. The weather was picturesque and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Our only complaint was that the arboretum was devoid of any kind of refreshment stand or food court. There were 2 or 3 thousand people there yet there was not a soda fountain to be found. They had several food court type places strewn about the place but every single one was closed. We might have stayed a little longer but we got thirsty.
It was a welcome reprieve from a rather difficult Friday night we had. At about 3:00PM Friday evening Sean complained of a stomach ache. That stomach ache turned into a horrific stomach bug which lasted all night and into the morning. By 7:00AM Saturday morning Sean had had enough and went to the ER for a shot of nausea meds and some fluids. We were thankful that neither Stephanie nor Hattie got sick. The doctor at the ER told Sean that about 100 people have gone into the ER during the past week with the same symptoms so obviously something is going around.

Christmas is upon us! We can't wait to see our family and celebrate the birth of the Lord!


Andrew said...

I went to the Arboretum once, but I didn't like it. Not enough plants.

Andrew said...

I went to the Arboretum once, but wasn't that impressed. Not enough plants.

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