Thursday, June 16, 2011

Road Trip

We are here. Been here all week in fact. Leaving tomorrow actually. My power cord for my Mac died and it was several days before I got that taken care of. And we've been busy. I still have not caught up on other postings or uploaded my photos. One day soon, I promise, my friends. I know ya'll are checking everyday to see if I have done it!!

The boys did so much better than I thought on the drive here. It was my first drive here ALONE with the 3 boys. If Mark wasn't coming he has either driven me to Little Rock and then caught a flight or my parents have met me half way. But with no nursing baby I braved the trip alone.  And it wasn't so bad. So I hope I am not jinxing myself for tomorrow's return trip. I did not hear a peep out of Connor the entire 8 hours except "movies over, put in _____ now". How I love head phones! Colton played video games, watched movies, and told me every single time he had to pee. He made the entire road trip without an accident. We did pee on the side of the road several times though! Christian is not such a fan of being strapped down, certainly for any length of time. I had a bag of toys by me. I would hand him one toy at a time. When he would toss that one down to the floor, I handed over the next toy. When I stopped for Colton to pee, I would collect all the crap from the floor and reload my bag. And fruit snacks helped too. We are going to try the same routine on the way home.

Once arrived it has been family time! Lots of swimming in my sis's pool and lots of 4 wheeling. Even Christian's hooked. "Ca" (car) he says. The only problem is it's freaking HOT! We took the annual grandkid pictures of the kiddos for moms. Granny has made lots of yummy treats for us.....corn bread, banana pudding, lemon pie, pound cake. Needless to say, I have gained 5 freaking pounds. Serious vegies starting Sunday folks!

Not sure what's on the agenda for our last day today.....

Hope your week is going equally well!


Dee Stephens said...

Corn bread, banana pudding, lemon pie.. some of my favorites.
When I go home I ask for chicken and dumplings, fried potatoes and purple hull peas with corn bread :)
Safe travels!

starnes family said...

So proud of you and all your travels! Keep up the good're doing well!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Glad you're having fun!! We are sitting in the airport right now getting ready to head back west ... bittersweet!!