We had grand plans to drive through the night.... but the kids had other plans. We left at 10:00pm, Gavin was passed out and was transferred into his car seat without a problem. Emily, was wide awake when I picked her up out of her crib and would not fall back asleep in the car. We finally stopped to get a hotel room at around 1:00am. Except Emily didn't like this particular hotel (I don't blame her, it was creepy) so we got our money back and left. We drove for a couple more hours and at that point, Emily was crying and had woken Gavin up so we tried another hotel. This one was much better and we got E to sleep at about 4am.
The second half of the trip wasn't the best, but what can expect with two little ones in a car for that long?
The actual visit with my family was fantastic!
Emily had a blast playing with her cousins....
|throwing an airplane off the deck was the best time!|
they got lots of loving from their Aunts and Uncles....
|too many kisses!|
and their Grandparents
and even great grandpa!
|Great Grandpa Joe|
We went to an apple orchard and had a hay rack ride
My brother Randl and sister Julie had everyone over for a bonfire and cookout and we had such a good time.
We celebrated all of the September birthdays
|Happy birthday Hannah, Kelsey, Steve, Niki, and John!!|
I even got to sneak away with my sisters for a pedicure!
The trip home was much like the trip there and we were all happy to be home last night. G was so happy to be home that he started crawling!!
We are in trouble now!