Friday, May 23, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

On the Road, Part 2

We continue Majesty's travelogue from Part 1

We thought since the kids did so well during the Spring Break odyssey that they were good to go on traveling.  Not so.  This trip was bumpy from the get-go.  We left at naptime on Friday, thinking that would be best for Cece.  Boy, was I wrong.  She screamed for 3 of the 5 hours we were in the car.

We finally made it to Aunt Kelly and Uncle Bill’s.  We did get to hang out with Aunt Dana and Brooklyn for the evening, which was fun.  The kids got to bed late and woke up early so everyone was a bit edgy.

We spent a beautiful morning at the Arboretum with Grammie, Grandpaw and Aunt Dana.  The kids had a blast and ran all over the gardens.  We all chased Caroline and begged her not to pick or eat the tulips.  We introduced the kids to Alfonso’s, one of our favorite restaurants when we lived in Dallas.

It is down the street from our old house and we used to walk to pick up pizzas nearly once a week because it was so close and we never tired of it.  The kids demolished their delicious, salty, garlicky garlic rolls and lunches (actually, Caroline ate mine).  [I think I stole my mom's.  It's what we kids do.]

After lunch we said our goodbyes and headed back to Kelly’s.  Caroline needed a nap and there was NO WAY we were we going to attempt driving back home without a nap.  We had a nice, quiet afternoon at Kelly’s house, playing in the backyard with Sabre, the world’s best dog.

Bill grilled steaks and veggies for dinner.  It was awesome and hit the spot.  The kids were all pooped and headed to bed early with no complaint.  [Man, they ate that steak like cavemen.  Cavemen that had gone vegan on a whim and then realized what a drag it is.]  It was nice to sit around the fire pit and catch up with Kelly and Bill.  We stayed up way too late [Past 9pm!] but we went to bed happy and relaxed...

Until and 2:30am when Caroline decided it was time to get up.  We spent the next 2 ½ hours trying to convince her to stay in her pack n play.  (How did she sleep so well in Uncle Blake’s closet 2 weeks ago?).  The morning only got worse from here.

Jack woke up with his first migraine (which will at some point get its own blog post).  [Maybe.] So, we spent the morning scrambling and stumbling around trying to take care of him, pack and not cry. [Two out of three ain't bad.]

Thankfully, our drive home was pretty low key.  Caroline showed us mercy and skipped the crying and went straight to sleep.

Maybe we aren’t ready for traveling after all.  You guys will have to come to us for the next little while until we can muster up some courage to try this again.  [Our 2027 is wide open.]