Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday, April 27

Brussels at sunset (park was across from our hotel)

Brenna before the cold hit - we found a playground and she could have stayed all day...

Grand' Place in Brussels

Hello All!!!

Hope all is well out there! Things are good here - we had a nice trip over the weekend (I don't think I told anyone on the blog, but we went to Brussels and Holland over the weekend). Brenna came back with a horrible cold - so bad that we just drove straight to the doctor's office on Monday morning to get some medicine for her :-( (we also cut our trip somewhat shorter - Brenna was hit super hard with sore throat/cough/runny nose/sneezing/watery eyes) (it made my eyes water just to see how bad hers were).

Anyway, Brenna had a better night sleep last night and is napping now, so hopefully, we are on the road to recovery...

So, on Friday, we started our journey north - we drove straight to Brussels (we did drive through Luxembourg and we stopped to use the restroom - so I am counting it in the countries we have stopped in, lol). Brenna was a great traveler and we watched all of season 2 of a new show I found on itunes (H2O - Just add water) ;-) We went straight to our hotel and checked in and then took the metro to the Grand' Place to walk around. The weather was great and we had a very nice time walking around enjoying the chocolate shops (I bought the most delicious raspberry creamed filled truffles - they are of course gone now, lol). (Dustin wasn't as impressed with all my chocolate shopping - he is not a shopper that is for sure!). We did see the famous Petit Julien (Manneken-Pis) fountain - but only stopped for a quick minute (and a couple quick pictures). We let Brenna play at one of the area playgrounds, but we decided it was time to head back for supper and major hand washing (after Brenna playing in the sand at the playground). Brenna started in with her cough on Friday night (just while sleeping) and she was somewhat grouchier than normal, but we continued on with our journey after breakfast on Saturday morning. We enjoyed a relaxing time in Brussels - we didn't try to cram too much in - just tried to enjoy walking through the town and buying delicious chocolate :-)
Well, more about our trip later!
Take Care!


mikaysmom said...

I hope Brenna feels even better after her nap. Almost sounds like allergies with the watery eyes, etc. Can't wait to hear more about your trip.
Love ya!

DA&B said...

lol - that is what I told mom too :-)

heathmamagam said...

A memory you will surely remember,when you have an ailing child in tow. So, hurry and feel better, Brenna! Hope the sights were all great!