Today we set out on an 8-hr road trip to the big family reunion!
-5hrs to departure: two sweet boys at my bed telling me they are ready to go!
Departure: lots of snack eating...sampling just about half of what we brought, hub begins ukulele playing
+45min: 1st bathroom request
+60min: hub finally stops playing ukulele
+90min: 1st 'Are we there yet?'
+2hr: stop for bathroom and lunch, 2yo spills bottle of water on car seat (sits on plastic bag rest of trip)
+3hr: all napping ceased when stuck in stop-n-go construction traffic, fight over new sticker books
+3.5hr: stop at rest stop for bathroom...try to play around but too hot, 2yo tells me crabby kids go on vacation too
+5hr: gas stop (no children are allowed to leave the car); more intense asking if we are there yet, parents commence sing along (and soon realize they are the only ones singing), 4yo makes pipe cleaner bracelets for everyone
+6.5hr: stop again for bathroom and boys play on rocks and eat MM's in parking lot (needed a refresher for the last leg)
+7hr: trying to avoid traffic, hub takes the 'scenic route' back to highway
+8.5hr: arrive at hotel...boys super excited
At hotel, walk around to look at EVERYTHING! The boys finally crashed after we turned off all the lights and stopped talking to them. I am happy for the quiet.
The kids were really good, we made it. I wish I could have taken a nap or read but I had to fill a request for something every 1-4mins. Tomorrow, we let them loose with the other 25 kids that are here!