Ahh, our trip! It was a very special trip that we were so glad to take. It could have been a disaster with the long car ride and 6 children under 3 and all of that..but it was wonderful.
We geared up and left town at 7pm on that Thursday, as planned. Trevor watched a movie and ended up falling asleep around 10. We made awesome time on the drive. We stopped once for gas and to use the bathroom. Gavin slept well and was happy when he was awake. The first feeding of the night, I pumped and gave him a bottle. Around 4:30am, we all stopped to use the bathroom and I fed Gavin. We decided to let Trevor stay up and watch a movie, so he would sleep in with us when we arrived. Tom drove the entire time! I was too anxious to sleep. We got there in 11 hours, with stopping..when our map said it would take 13 hours. We were very happy!
We arrived just before Evan had to go to work. We hugged, talked a bit and then hit the hay. All four of us slept until 12! It felt soo good. The rest of the day was spent playing and loving on Evans kids. Trevor was nuts over their play room. I loved getting hugs and love from the boys and Charlotte and Trevor were so sweet together. Gavin and Stella were adorable. They are about the same size, but her thighs are 3x the size of Gavins. :)
Friday night, Evan and I took a ride to meet her friend that had some party supplies. It was nice talking to her in person and catching up on all the details of the past year.
Saturday morning, I went to get a manicure at Evans fave place..so I could get her a gift card for her birthday gift. We hung around the house until it was time to go to the trios birthday party! It was Toy Story themed and Evan did a great job. The room looked so cute, the weather was perfect and fun was had by all.
We walked outside after the party and got some great pictures. I plan on blowing the one of the boys up and putting it by their train table. :)
We were all pretty wiped after the party. We spent the night relaxing and playing. A few of Evans friends came over and we talked and ate yummy pizza.
These next pictures are out of order. This was Sunday evening. We gave the kids their presents and hung in the boys room. It was mass chaos and it made me so happy. Andrew, Bradley, Charlotte and Trevor are our miracles that brought Evan and I together. I am thankful we were there to celebrate their life and birthday. Gavin and Stella could not have been cuter together, too!
We decided to have Trevor do the good 'ole Pepsi vs. Coke taste test. Caffeine in my 2 year old at almost 10pm? It was vacation! Much to my shock, my sweet son chose Coke! Good thing he wont be drinking pop again for a very long time..
Earlier in the day on Sunday, we went downtown to the Childrens Museum. It was just the 4 boys and it was awesome! They had so much to do and the museum got major points in my eyes because they had the nicest nursing room I have ever seen!
Monday morning, we got up and started to pack up our stuff. Evan and Stephen had to work, so we were home with the kiddos and Grandmother. We dressed them all up in their matching outfits and had great ideas for pics. You can imagine how that went...not well.
Stella was kind enough to offer her hand for Gavin to suck on..
We left their home late Monday morning and set out to our next stop, Nashville! I will do another post on our ride back tomorrow. Or maybe the next day.
The trip was too fast and too much fun. In a perfect world, we would live down the block and raise our kids together. For now, we will continue to spend our vacations visiting our great friends. There is talk of them coming up North in 2013, which would make my year. Well, that, and one other thing...
Love you, Evan! Thanks for opening your home to us during such a hectic time in your summer. We cant wait to see all 6 of you again!