Tuesday, July 14, 2009


It feels so good to say that... a week long trip with the kids is truly my limits especially when 4 of the days were 6+ hours in the car. We had a great time and did lots of fun stuff but now it is time to get settled back into home life!!!

Tuesday morning we got out of the house and on the road to Pittsburgh by about 8 am. We arrived just before dinner and found that after an 8 hour drive Logan should never be taken in public. We had half eaten food and had to head back to the hotel for a very short swim and bed time. We enjoyed a nice day at the Pittsburgh Zoo on Wed in celebration of Joel's birthday. We then headed into Baltimore for an night at a hotel before we took a day trip to DC. We saw the Smithsonium National Museum of Natural History and got a tour of downtown DC from my friend April who I have known since highschool. The metro rides were very exciting for the kids and nice not to be in the car. That night we had to spend an extra night in a hotel as the railings for my cousins house were not in and made the house not pass inspection till they were.

Friday we spent just walking around downtown Baltimore and enjoying some time outside. Saturday and Sunday we laid low with Sara, Ryan, and Claire in and around their house. Lastly on Monday we hit the National Aquarium with the kids and had an absolute blast.

We took off for home on Monday night hoping to drive through the night and just have the kids sleep all of the way with Joel and I taking turns. Logan was not a fan of night driving so we had to stop for the night at 1:30 am in Ohio. He was asleep by the time we hit the highway leaving Baltimore and Allie mins later but then we stopped to get gas, drinks, and fixed his seat about 45 mins later and he woke up and was up till we turn off a second movie we put in for them at 11:30ish. So then he feel asleep for an hour but then kept waking up every 15 mins insisting on being touched till he fell asleep again. Eventually found a lullabuy movie to calm him down but Maddie was wide awake. Allie slept for a good portion of it all LOL! We stopped in Independence and slept for 6 beautiful hours!

We pulled into Spring Lake today at 2:15 pm and we all did a little happy to not be in the car dance. Thanks again April, Sara, Ryan, and Claire for a great time. It feels so good to be home though!

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