Wednesday, July 6, 2011

adventures in travel

we MADE it! can you see the bags under my eyes? this is judah and i at my parents hotel in st. louis after i drove the boys from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. i was a tad bit tired, to say the least. the boys slept through and my only hindrance was exhaustion. we were all happy to see my parents and let them take over the driving. yes. they are awesome. the drive from st. louis to michigan flew by as they took care of everything and before we knew it...we were there!
the boys had been looking forward to seeing opa's new jeep with the zip-off top. driving around with the wind blowing through their hair was much more fun than the previous 15 hours cooped up in the mini-van.
opa surprised the boys by setting up an entire indoor camping scene so they could have their own space, complete with lanterns and a headlamp for nighttime reading.
we like to go to the park and the only thing better is to go to the park with your cousins! noah and clayton swing with abandon our first day in town.
celebrating 4th of july with a good old fashioned parade. the boys are poised and ready for all the candy that will be comin' their way!

tomorrow we head to northern michigan to stay in a cabin with my parents, sisters, and all the kids. we will not lack for activity or noise, but fun too will abound. i'm sure my kids will remember these days well into their adulthood and i'm glad.


Jeana said...

Setting up an indoor tent for kids to stay in is genius!

Bonnie Lock said...

Yay! Thank you for the update, I was wondering if the boys slept on the ride! Glad you used that pic. :) Looks like the boys are already in heaven! :)

Liz said...

Have fun! And, yeah, you look super skinny!