Young Astronauts' Day - Part One

Friday, March 27, 2009


Way back in January, when we went to Warner Robins AFB with the Cub Scouts, B10 saw a flyer for an event called "Young Astronauts' Day". He really wanted to go, so I signed him and one of his friends up. They get to meet a real astronaut and rotate through 4 different classes.

Today was the big day - I picked up J from school (quite an experience for B10) and we headed down south. (Of course, GO was with us!) My goal was to spend the night in a hotel with an indoor pool, so it would be a big treat for both boys.

We drove a little over two hours before stopping for dinner. It was J's first time at a Cracker Barrel - **gasp** - both enjoyed cheeseburgers and playing checkers next to the fireplace.

From there, we were only about 20-30 minutes away from our hotel. We quickly changed into our swimsuits and headed to the pool.

Even GO had a little swimsuit! It was pretty busy, with two large families there, so she never got in the water, but she was dressed to impress!

I told the boys we could only stay until she began to get fussy, which was almost two hours!

We met a little girl at the pool, she was fascinated by GO. She would swim for a few minutes, then come and want to touch GO's toes and tell me how tiny they were. She was quite adorable.

GO ended up falling asleep for almost 45 minutes - she actually found her thumb all by herself and put herself to sleep. :D

By the time we got back to the room, everyone was getting tired. The boys took baths and while I was bathing GO, they watched Ben10 (one of the two cartoons I actually let my Caterpillars watch, mainly because B10 gets a kick out of almost sharing a name with the character).

Everyone is snuggled in their beds now. It's my hope that GO will continue to sleep here (where she is right now - the black "box" is her Eddie Bauer travel bed, very handy!):

But I'm prepared to move here if necessary:

I'm off to bed, 6:30 am is going to come very early...and who knows how GO will sleep tonight!

~Lone Butterfly )i(


BooSheep said...

Sounds like fun! The boys look like they had a BLAST in the pool. GO looks cute in her bathing suit, most girls just go to the pool to tan anyway :)

Life throws you surprises! said...

The boys look so happy. Is GO sucking her thumb? The one picture looked like she was the way Butterfly started sucking her thumb.

Meredith said...