Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Weekend Craziness!

Well it has taken us until today to recover from our weekend away, but it was so much fun!  We got up early on Saturday morning, fed the boys and packed everyone and everything into our car.  It was a bit of a challenge as we didn't actually have our car, but a loaner as Dan's vehicle was having recall work done on it.  We still don't have it back!  So we went from our typical 8 passenger vehicle, to a 7 passenger vehicle.  It all worked out ok though and we fit just fine.

Madelynn was great in the car as usual and just watched a movie on the ipad with headphones on, which meant that we didn't have to listen to it!  It was wonderful.  The boys were really good travelers as well and didn't start fussing until about 20 minutes from the destination...

We arrived at Dan's Grandparents' church just in time to feed the boys, and fortunately early enough that we were still able to be a part of the surprise!  It was his grandfather's 80th birthday and his grandmother's 78th birthday and we were having a surprise party that actually managed to stay a surprise!  It was so nice to see family and have everyone meet the boys.  We had help to feed boys all day and they were so good being passed around from person to person.

Arriving at church and very surprised!

The whole group, it was impossible to get one of everyone looking at the correct camera!

Ah young love!  Happy 80th Grandpa and Happy 78th Grandma!

  Saturday evening we left his grandparents and headed to the hotel which was most of the way to our destination for the next day.  We were smart enough to book a one bedroom suite, which proved to be a very smart thing to do!  After putting the boys to bed, Maddy took a tubby, then Dan, Maddy and I watched some TV while enjoying a snack.  At about 10:20 Maddy looked at me and said, "Mommy, I need to go to bed."  Ok! (Last time we stayed in a hotel she was running around until after midnight because she was so excited).  I covered her up and turned out the lights and went to the other part of the room.  By the time Dan returned from getting ice, she was sound asleep!  We fed the boys once more and were hopeful for a good night's sleep.  Not so much, the boys were up around 3 am and were up just about every half hour from then on, I think it was a long day for them!  We managed to get a little sleep and then Sunday morning we were on our way to State College for Dan's cousin's baby shower.

The shower was in a gorgeous park that had a creek running through it.  I am so happy that we were able to be a part of the shower, and it was so nice to have yet another day with Dan's grandparents and all of his Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.  It made for a great day.  The boys had another day of being handed off to everyone and just being held all day.  They enjoyed that; however, it made Monday a bit tricky!  All four kids slept the whole way home, and bedtime was a bit of a nightmare.  It was ok though because Madelynn loved it.  She asked us again today if Great Grandma was here.  I know she just loves them so much!

Congrats Meredith and Jason!  I cannot wait until Father's Day next year when our little ones will get to play!

Aunt Cindy made these awesome favors.  Local honey!

All of the grandchildren and great grandchildren!

We decorated onesies for the baby, don't worry Meredith and Jason LOVE fish!

Another one of the cute onesies.  There were a bunch and they were all super cute!

Maddy had some help posing from Aunt Patricia!

How can you not love that face?!

Maddy having fun with Aunt Patty!

Aunt Cindy, Meredith, and Meredith's mom, Darlene.

The kids' favors - balloons.  Maddy ended up "giving hers to another child" i.e. they flew up, up and away!

The weekend was tons of fun and I am so glad we were able to be there.  The boys and Maddy were so good and just rolled with all the changes to the schedule and being in different places.  I'm glad that we were able to have a weekend away and it gave us a good idea of how we can pack efficiently to fit everything we need.  Not sure we will be going away again anytime soon though!

And even though this blog post is extremely long - here are a few pictures of the boys from Friday morning.
Daniel (6.5 weeks)

Ryder (6.5 weeks)

Garrett (6.5 weeks)

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