Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Weekend fun - Traveling solo with the boys

This past weekend was awesome. I know, I say that about all my weekends. I went to visit a good friend of mine who lives about 4 hours away from us. My hubby found out at the last minute that he had to work on Saturday. Such a bummer. I was so nervous about taking a long trip like that alone with the boys but luckily that did not discourage me from going. Thank goodness because the boys did amazing.

The trip was awesome, I put the boys in the car and they both fell asleep for over 2 hours. I got on the phone and made loads of phone calls. Before I knew it we were an hour away. I made a pit stop to feed the boys and back on the road we went. It was the same scenario on the way back. No screaming babies, no crazy stories, just a good drive. I love my boys.

Anyway, the last time we saw A and her girls was almost a year ago when they came to visit us. It was about time we hung out again. The best part is that the first 3 kids are now old enough to play together and that they did. They were chasing each other around the house, the park, and the playground all weekend.

The kids loved hanging out together, how cute are Tman and E?

All the kids together hanging out in the living room
Jbird wanted to join in on the fun
Then we got ready and took the kids outside to play (Jbird was napping peacefully so we didn't bother him). I tried to get them to pose before we left and this is what I got
I love that they are all doing their own thing here and they all have shades
We took the kids out to play with bubbles near this beautiful lake next to their house, perfect setting for amazing pictures if you ask me. I was blowing bubbles in the wind while A took pics, the kids were in heaven chasing the bubbles everywhere. It was so much fun to watch

How seriously cute are these two running after the bubbles
My big boy blowing bubbles all by himself
 The kids by the pond. They didn't last very long in this position
We ordered some pizza and pasta for dinner and even had chocolate cake and cheesecake. So awesome. We just chilled the rest of the night catching up on stories and life.

The next day we took the kids to the park after lunch for some more fun activities. It was such a beautiful day. We managed to get a pic of us with all 4 kids
The fun started as soon as we got to the park
The slide was a huge hit
The joy on Tman's face coming down the slide can pretty much sum up the fun he had
I wore my Jbird most of the time, he loves being held this kid I tell you
Probably one of my favorite pictures of the trip
A was throwing the ball in the air for the kids
Jbird on the swing, he looks so cool and collected my second boy
Thank goodness for self timer we were able to get this awesome picture of us with the kids. We are outnumbered :)
We had such a good time with my friend and her family this weekend. Tman told me he wants to go back and catch bubbles again. It was so worth the 4-hour drive. I am going back soon, a year is definitely way too long.


  1. Major cuteness! Looks like such a lovely time was had by all. A 4-hour drive is a long drive. Glad you still went though and had fun. No doubt your friend was very happy to have you all there.

  2. You are my hero. I'm nervous about traveling with just one baby for an extend distance/extend period of time. Glad you went and everyone had fun! Your boys are getting cuter by the day! Is jbird crawling in on of those pictures above?

  3. I lovvveee talking on the phone when I drive. It helps pass the time so much. Looks like everybody had such a great time. You got some great pictures!

  4. I am so glad you came down! It was a blast! And a year is definitely too long. Maybe next time we can make the hike up to you guys. :)

  5. i love this cute get together with your friend and her daughters T-Man and E are adorable together. J-Bird is getting so big and looking more and more like his big brother :)

  6. U have such angels. I know a lot of moms who would cancel a trip that long if they had to travel alone with tiny kiddos. You definitely a pro a this!
    Looks like it was an awesome fun filled weekend! The boys and little girls look like they had a blast!

  7. Now these are some adorable pictures!! The kids had a blast...memories were made and you have great documentation! That last pic is great!

  8. You are mom of the year!!

    They looked like they wrote having the best time! The pictures are all so beautiful! I love the ones of them catching the bubbles and the last one is perfect!

    Looks like a great weekend!!

  9. What an awesome playdate!! I just love it ALL. Especially that you wore jbird most of the time, too adorable!!