More time in the car!
Month: February 2020
Now that is a car nap!
We were back on the road again, but this time we are heading towards Gram’s house. The kids are always content in the car because they love their iPads (thank goodness).
Wade and I had the great idea to break up the day by stopping for lunch at Lambert’s. We hadn’t been in ages and the kids had never experienced the throwing of the rolls.
Then we were back on the road and we got to Gram’s house in time to spend a little time with family before bedtime. Then it’s back on the road again tomorrow.
Emily (Wade’s sister) is now married!
Today was the wedding and the kids did a pretty good job through the pictures.
Thankfully after that Ben headed to the nursery. The big kids made it through the wedding and then we were on to the reception.
We made it to Fayetteville. Now we have to keep the kids entertained in hotel rooms until time for the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner. Thankfully we have a suite and electronics and for a while – Pop!
The kids did a really great job tonight with all the new people and unfamiliar situation.
Introducing these kids to real donuts – Krispy Kreme
Our kids no longer remember Krispy Kreme donuts (they only have Dunkin Donuts in MA) so we decided to give them a little education. Thankfully the hot light was on so they got the perfect donuts fresh off the line.
Then we had a long drive to Collierville for a night at Wade’s parents’ house. It was a little surreal to stay there without his parents. They were already in Arkansas for the wedding but we needed one more stop before we drove the rest of the way.
Today we spent in Atlanta! We started the day with everyone’s favorite – Waffle House. Then we explored the Georgia Aquarium. All of the kids, and the adults, loved it. I had been once before for a work trip, but it was new to everyone else.
Wade and I tracked down a Jake’s ice cream – one of our old favorites. I was so excited to see Cinnamon on their board of buy-by-the-pint. The employees were so apologetic when they couldn’t find it in their freezer. We were in there a while eating and talking. The ladies realized we were from out of town and one of them got determined to find the ice cream. She came back with a quart she found hidden in the back and then wouldn’t let us pay.
Next up on our day of adventures was walking GaTech’s campus and stopping at the Varsity for a late night treat. The kids were exhausted after our day, but we had a great one!
Today we stopped by our old stomping grounds of Greenville, SC.
Today we explored Greenville, SC. Wade and I lived here many years ago and always like to stop in when we are nearby. We have lost touch with most of our old friends (or they have moved away), but we have many fond memories of our time here. Unfortunately, it was. rainy day so one of our favorite places – Falls Park – wasn’t as much fun or as pretty as usual, but we still had a great day.
Today we explored the monuments.
Today was spent mostly on the road, but we made a few quick stops beforehand.
We are right outside Washington DC for the night. The house we rented is kid friendly – thank goodness! We spent the evening having fun and unwinding after a day on the road.
We took the kids to the Mall today and loved exploring some of the museums we remember from our days in DC. The kids loved Air and Space especially. Ben was nice enough to nap in his stroller so we just kept going all day long.
Today we started our nine day roadtrip. We planned the trip because we need to end up in Arkansas for Emily’s wedding and we decided to have fun getting there. The kids did pretty well for our first day of driving. We made it to the outskirts of DC to our Airbnb and had a nice dinner out.
Teague’s actual birthday is the 21st, but we are leaving tomorrow for a big road trip. We wanted to be able to celebrate all day long so we are celebrating today! Teague turns 9 this year! We started the day with donuts and candles. Then he opened a big gift (an electric scooter) before Wade had to leave for work. The cold didn’t deter him at all from testing it out. He picked out his own cake – as he did last year – and we all loved the Oreo concoction. I think one of his favorite gifts may have been his very own stash of Ritz crackers.
Alex is trying to convince Kaitlyn that his video games can be fun. She isn’t sold quite yet.
Chef Teague is back at it.
It’s a coloring kind of day.
This boy suddenly has a passion for markers – sometimes he even colors on paper.
It’s pretty hard to convince Alex and Teague to play games, but Kaitlyn and Ben love them. Ben is just starting to understand how to follow the rules. Tonight we played Zingo – which everyone loves.
A trip to BJ’s is always a fun time.
I wouldn’t say this castle is a favorite toy in our house, but it is occasionally played with. Kaitlyn does still love Elsa and when she wanted to wear the dress I did convince her that some pictures of her in the dress while playing with the castle would be pretty perfect.
That’s one way to watch TV.
Teague and Ben love deviled eggs and tonight Teague learned to make them himself.
Duplos are still a favorite of everybody.
Just a little afternoon coloring.
I was cleaning the backdoor area and had to laugh. We are definitely brand-loyal when it comes to boots.
This is how the kids spent their morning.
Ben is watching the big kids play outside and wishing he was just a little bigger.
After being up all night, the kids were still full of energy the next morning. They had donuts and then created some game of costumes and lots of running around outside. They were nice enough to let Teague and Kaitlyn join in the fun. The parents picked up by 10. Alex was asleep in his bed by 10:30. I got a text from one of the mother’s. They had a day of activities and her son slept through them all. (She had planned for it – thankfully!)
An epic birthday sleepover is about to begin.
It looks like my pantry is going to get a little rearranging this morning.
Alex asked for a sleepover for his birthday this year and we were able to successfully coordinate the schedules of his two friends. We started the night with a trip to the grocery store and everyone picked a few of their favorite treats. Then the boys had pizza and cake. The treats and video games lasted ALL night long. Wade and I can verify because our room is directly underneath the third floor couch/playroom.