so i got home from boston on a saturday morning. and packed up to travel to wake forest, nc on sunday morning. erin hale mattox and her two kids along with josie and i packed into erin's mini-van and set our sites along 85 North. 3 kids under three and 2 adults. we are two tough women. the kids did great! erin and i did great too. we actually got to have lots of conversation. of course we had the need to stop for some peanut m&m's, but they were well worth it.
stephanie was such a great host. she had good food ready at every turn. and the robinson's were amazing to let us stay at their house while they were away. stephanie also has her rendition of the week, so feel free to check it out.
the first day we went to jumpin beans. one would think josie would be too little, right? not so much! i have a little dare devil on my hands. no fear, independent, thrill seeking daughter. ok so she has my looks but russ' personality.
i carry her up the slide steps. set her down on all fours so that i can finish climbing myself. before i have gotten to the base at the top she has already rounded the corner and slide down on her own. she did this repeatedly. of course the time i tried to film the sliding, things got a little crazy. even though it appears i threw my daughter down. i did not. believe it or not...she liked it.
josie loved playing with emalyn her real live baby doll. she said "baaaby" a lot and tried to share paci's. can you find emalyn amist all the baby gear....geez la weez.
thursday we went to the cutest park ever. pullin park. they had kid rides all for $1. this was josie's first experience at all this. for the most part she loved it.
swings, sand and the carousel. with the carousel she was petrified. tearing my shirt off so that i would not put her up on the horse alone. i couldn't blame her i hate going around and around too. dang motion sickness....it spoils so much fun.
this is what we call "THE GRANDPA FACE". josie started making this "no teeth" face a couple months ago. it is not cute. let's be honest. but it is really funny.
the sign of a dare devil. we get on the train. the whistle blows. and her hands go up. ready to ride. she has never ridden a train before but she obviously loved it. her hands went up several times during the ride. i love her!
WARNING: IF YOU ARE A MOM WHO BUYS DIAPERS....YOU WILL BE JEALOUS!
a highlight of the trip for erin and i was being able to find and buy many BOXES of pampers for $4 and $5. this is the set up. rylan has to go potty 30 minutes into the drive home. erin pulls off to go to mcdonald's. i say "let's go to the rite aid. it will be cleaner." erin and rylan return from the potty. i notice shock on erin's face. "you will never believe this. their pampers are on sale form 75% off. making them $5." kristy..."shut up!" we are so packing the mini-van full of diapers. $32 dollars later we have 700 diapers packed in the van. it was very exciting. to say the least. here are some great pics from our diaper extravaganza.
and a sweet picture of rylan sleeping on the way home. a week with this many girls, is tough on any man!