Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ohio or Bust II - The first leg


Finally... we made it to John's parents. After 3 full days of travel we were quite happy to roll out of what seemed to be a shrinking mini van...  unload, unwind and unpack. We settled in and got comfy for a weeks stay.


The leg room I was working with on day 3 of the drive.
Thank goodness I'm a small person with short legs. Lesson learned for our next travel experience... DO NOT pack so much!!


The S Family Portrait 
taken by the amazing tripod.



Outtakes--  
probably going to be trying out for Cirque du Soleil with that tricky move. 


Mason meeting his Papa for the first time.


John's parents broke out his old bicycle from 1986ish.


The kids were making games from random garage stuff.


John went out one night for a mini reunion with some old college roomies.


A-K-rowdy. The blue house on Brown street looks like it's about to fall apart!


We entertained the kids with a trip to see Chucky.




The kids were obsessed with Papa's tractor!



All Mason wanted to do was spinjitzu with his lego ninjago moves.


Kisses.

 


We "tried" to feed the ducks in the green pond but they wanted nothing to do with the popcorn. 







Kellen's not sure what the heck Adrian was doing... :)





These duck parents had about 21 babies. Really. Wow.


The popular and very photogenic bench swing at the park :)




Prison bars for the shorties.


The neighbors broke out their water toys and all the kids joined in. 


Mason was playing hard to get with his cousin.


Poor Adrian takes after his mama and got a couple bites from a mosquito. His poor little ankle swollen for days. But at least it wasn't fire ants!


First time playing putt putt.



Grandma Honey was showing them how it's done on the putt putt course.


Then it turned into a free-for-all and they started playing hockey and baseball.



We had a fun night with John's childhood neighbor and lifelong friend Nick and his family. 
We cooked out and burned a bed :)



Adrian and Nick's daughter Olivia looking super cute together. Adrian accidentally put on the wrong shoes.


John's grandma Madeline meeting her fourth great grandson from us. Back when it was just 3. And then back when it was just 2 (only because we left one behind).


Ohio or Bust - I

Road Trippin.

The day after the boys got out of school we packed the van and headed to Ohio for an over due trip back home to visit all of our loved ones. We took three weeks to travel, visit John's family, my family, some friends and then we finished our journey with a relaxing trip to Port Clinton. 


The boys were beyond excited to go on a road trip. They slept, drew pictures, looked at books, watched movies and played Nintendo (yes, ollllld school Nintendo).


I brought a magazine and a couple books to read. I'm not sure why? I spent 80% of my time hunched over in the back, changing DVD's, switching out electronics, getting snacks/drinks, holding a pee jar, and digging through our bag of entertainment goods for the kids. I was whooped! I think we'll save up and fly the next time!



He was such an angel when he slept :) He really did very well for how long this road trip was!!



Thank goodness for blow up mattresses. Next time we will have out grown getting just one room.


It was great being able to let the kids burn some energy at the hotel pool.






A Mexican restaurant in South Bend. 


Mason's typical look the last hour of a full days drive. Poor Mason.


Our after pool burrito baby. 




It was clutch having Sirius to listen to. We had our splitter and ear buds since most of it wasn't child appropriate.... Oh' but such a blast from the past!!! Wayyy past!


L-O-V-E


Entertaining.