Friday, July 10, 2009

The vacation ends...

The rest of the vacation went so quickly! On Tuesday, my sister Pat, mom, Amanda and I drove up to Frankenmuth, MI to go to Bronners. It is Christmas on steroids! Wow! It was a lot of fun and I did get a few Christmas ornaments and gifts but by the end of the day we were pooped. Wednesday, Pat, Mom and I went to the outlet malls right by Pat's house in Howell. OH MY! they have outlets for my favorite children's stores: Gymboree, The Children's Place, Baby Gap, Oshkosh and Carters! Everything was on sale or clearanced and I made off with some bargains! I loved it! Amanda got to go fishing with Uncle Jeff again on Wednesday and actually touched the worms. Ben and Caitlyn stayed home with Jeff and Jordan while I was out and I think they will miss being waited on hand and foot :0) Thursday was the long drive home but the kids did great and we stopped every few hours for potty breaks and food. Friday we spent in Decatur at the pool with Jennifer, Natalie and Ashlee. The kids had fun, but by 3:30 Ben had had enough and wanted to go home. He was so tired. All in all we had a great week, but we are ready to get back into our routine.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Vacation - days 3 and 4

Amanda finally got to go fishing. Uncle Jeff took her and Jordan to Lake Howell. Amanda caught 4 fish her first time out and she cut up the worms. Very impressive! While they were out, Pat, mom and I took Ben and Caitlyn to a playground and out to lunch, then let them swim. The mosquito's here are awful so I can't stand to be out for long. Monday, we went to the Toledo Zoo. Ben was miserable most of the day, but everyone else had a pretty good day. Two more days to go.....

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Vacation - days 1 and 2

We left Friday July 3 at about 8:30 am. Our first stop was Starbucks, because of course vacation doesn't start until afer Starbucks :0) The kids did really well in the car on the way to Michigan. Caitlyn only started to cry after hour 8. We stopped several times to eat, get gas etc.. Ben was very excited to see uncle Jeff and start playing with his new trains that Nana bought especially for the trip. Saturday, we just sort of hung out and played. It is freezing here today though for July in Michigan. More updaes tomorrow, not sure what's up so we are going to take it day by day.