Sunday morning we woke up to Rogan crying at 6:30 a.m. This is very unusual for him, as he is normally an excellent sleeper. Chris got him and put him into bed with us. When I kissed his cheek and felt how hot and bumpy it was, we turned on the lights and were greeted by this poor little guy. I then realized what was going on. He had not gotten too much sun yesterday as I had thought, and it was a very good thing that I did not continue to slather him with sunscreen. You see, When I was eighteen I started to have this very same problem, but it took me many painful summers to figure out what was actually causing the outbreak. Sunscreen. He had this rash every where that it was applied, and what looks in the photo to be a bad sunburn is actually a painful allergic reaction.
We found a drug store and bought some Benadryl, which seemed to make him feel a lot better. Luckily it was a very rainy day and he had no need of the awful stuff for the rest of the trip:). Now that we knew what made the red man red, it was off to breakfast and the Tennessee Aquarium. If you have never been, it is huge. The aquarium is actually made of to buildings, each with their own experience. We started out with the "ocean" building where we got to go into a butterfly house, feed and pet stingrays, and a lot more. The penguin exhibit was one of their favorites. Can you find them in this picture? Ameryn clowning around with a scuba diver. Now on to the "fresh water" building. If you ever have a chance you should definitely visit the Tennessee Aquarium for yourself. But as you can see, I find my kids to be much more interesting than the exhibits:)
Ahh, weekend trips. We love them! This time we visited Chattanooga, and although we did not do everything that they had to offer, we did get to visit some pretty cool places. Saturday started out (after my car's oil change and the drive of course) with the Chattanooga Zoo. Even though the zoo itself is pretty small, the exhibits were very nice.Something was a little off in this one, though:).
They had a nice little petting zoo, with more than just goats to play with. They also kept a few never before seen creatures lurking around!
I think that they loved the carousel the most!
After the zoo it was off to dinner. It was a surprise for the kids, and Rogan was actually the first one to see the sign. When he saw the Chuck E. Cheese emblem in the sky he threw his arms in the air and shouted "Oh Yeah!" It was hilarious to say the least!
He loves to eat his pizza upside down:), Hmm, does his cheek and ear look a little splotchy to you? Maybe he just got a bit too much sun. I guess I should have reapplied the sunscreen more often!
She loves a good monster truck!
A little princess. After all the tokens were gone and the tickets spent we went to find a place to stay (again with the spontaneity). We ended up doing quite nicely. There was even an Apple B's across the street where we dropped in and got desserts. It was a fun day, but man Rogan's cheeks are looking pink...