Tuesday, May 1, 2012


I am two main excuses for not posting in so long. And they are very good ones. Very good.  :)

First of all, it's been nicer out. And we have our double stroller now!! I never thought I would get positively giddy over a double stroller, but I was. And I LOVE it! It's gotten lots of use so far as we've gone on many walks. One even produced a sudden, pouring rain that sent this very out of shape mommy running the 5 blocks home, pushing a double stroller and trying not to die in the process. And Bridget sat in the front of the stroller saying "fast, fast."  :)

My second excuse is that we went to Florida about 2 weeks ago. It was a very last minute trip. On Easter Sunday Luke's mom got an email from his aunt saying that they had a timeshare at a resort in Orlando that they last minute weren't going to use and that if anyone wanted to go, they were welcome to take it. It seriously just about killed me to think of a chance to have a free place to go Florida and not take it. So we did. :)

We left 5 days later, on Friday afternoon at 4pm. And we drove. 20 hours. All night. With both kids. And while everyone said it was great to drive all night when they had kids because they would sleep, our kids apparently didn't understand  that that's what they were supposed to do. Bridget slept 4.5 out of the 20 hours, I slept 1.5 hours, and Luke slept for 2 hours. Carter did much better than I expected him to, although we did hear a fair amount of screaming. But we made it, with no accidents or tickets, and with most of our sanity still intact.

We had a grand time just doing nothing. With our kids at the ages they are, it's usually more work than it's worth to take them out. We only went out to eat once (there was a full kitchen in the condo) and the only time we ventured off the resort was to go to Sea World one day. That was fun, although we later decided it wasn't worth the cost to get in, since Bridget was exhausted an hour after being there and Carter decided to hate the stroller and refused to eat or sleep while there.

So we went to the pool and sat out on the back patio at the condo. It wasn't super sunny while there, so none of us got a lot of sun. The nice part about that was that I didn't have to lather sunscreen on the kids every time we went outside.

 Bridget loved the pool, esp the slide which is a few pictures down

 The pool water wasn't very warm, so Carter never even went in. He pretty much hung out in his carseat or bouncy seat and played. 

 Our day at Sea World. And our only (and terrible) family picture while there

 The slide

 Carter hanging out at the pool

I'm not sure how we would have survived the trip without movies. They were both pretty entertained by them, esp Bridget. We'd put the dvd on repeat, and she'd watch the same one for literally hours.

On the way home we stopped in TN for the night, which made the trip much smoother. Although all 4 of us (with our very light sleeping kiddos) sharing a hotel room was interesting. 

I do have more pictures from our trip, but these are pretty much the only ones loaded onto the computer.

And there is my update. :)


Jenny said...

I think those are good excuses. :) I'm also super impressed with your Florida trip... I'm already dreading our summer vacations and we're only going as far as Kentucky/Tennessee...

Anonymous said...

Lol I can't imagine how you made it back in one piece after those long car rides...props to you!


Nancy said...

Ahh Heidi...you make me smile. Love the updates whenever you make em happen.