Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Road Trip #2

We are home from Road Trip #2 and we are tired. Vacation alone is tiring and when you add getting up two to three times per night with a newborn it becomes even more tiring. We had so much fun, though.

We spent a lot of time with family we haven't seen in a while and enjoyed every moment of it. Everyone loved Samson like crazy! He got loads of attention.

Elijah fell in LOVE with Uncle Joel, and the cousins loved him, as well.

We went for a boat ride and at first Elijah was very nervous about the whole ordeal. Before we left the dock, he said, "OFF!" repeatedly because he wasn't so sure about the situation.

We also found our dream house.

After a while Elijah was braver than I ever thought he could be. He stood at the front of the boat ON A STEP, WHILE THE BOAT WAS MOVING and didn't get uncomfortable. I was so proud!

He even got to drive the boat. "Do it 'self!" he kept saying.

I love spending time with my wonderful family. It is always so hard to say goodbye to everyone, but we are grateful for the time we had together.

Gramps and Samson had some good bonding time.

Elijah perfected saying "NO!" and "HI!" to everyone and we also realized that he is not so good anymore at sharing toys. That is something we need to work on!

And as a special little treat, we got to meet up with our heart friend Wilson (and Amy and Mitch) on our way home. We met Wilson and Family two summers ago and we were so happy to be able to see them again.

Wilson loved the slides at the park we went to and, of course, Elijah was hooked on the swings. Oh man, this kid loves to swing!

So, tomorrow I leave, with my two little boys, for Road Trip #3 to Northern Minnesota with my dad and stepmom. I have no idea how we are going to survive the exhaustion, but it will be worth it and tons of fun.


mina said...

Sounds tiring for sure, but glad you're having a great time!

Carolina Carters said...

Oh, sign me up for one of those houses too! Ummm BEAUTIFUL!

It looks like you guys had a great time. Good luck on trip #3. You must be a glutton for punishment! :) Have fun1

Carolina Carters said...

PS LOVE the picture of Elijah in the swing! :)

Cecilia said...

Love all those pics as always!

Glad you had a great time with your family. You are such a tough mom, you're going to survive for the road trip#3, good luck!

jencooper said...

Wow...I want to live in that house.

Glad that you survived the trip. Hope your next one goes well!