Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TN trippin': On the road

Our long awaited Tenn. trip has come and gone. We had a fantastic time and made lots of great memories!

The drive there was fairly uneventful. No silly stories of poking and screaming like my friend, Jen. Thankfully our new ride is equipped with a built in babysitter or DVD player, tomatoes-tomatos. I found quickly this came with consequences. No nap. We planned the trip down it hit on nap time. Leah, thank you honey. She followed Mama's plans accordingly. But, Aylas allergy eyes were glued to Green Eggs and Ham.

Three and 1/2 hours wasn't too tough and made it through with only ONE potty/coffee break.

The way home was a whole 'nother story.

We spent the large part of the day at the mall. OOOOOOoooooo (Ok. I could have slept at that mall. Good stuff.) Nursed L in the car and strapped Ay in for the long ride home. Knowing it was past nap time, we were SURE she would poop out. 5 minutes into the drive she was out. PTL. But, that didn't last but an hour. All the sudden, fear sounded in her voice from her sleep.... "I PEEEE Mommy." I calmly told her it was ok we would stop for her asap. "I PPPPPEEEE Mommy, I POO." It was serious. I felt so bad for her. She hadn't had an accident since that first week wearing panties. Sigh. Her legs were curled and crossed and tears were streaming down her cheeks. I really think she was embarrassed~ We stopped and *fixed* the problem and back on the road.

Her cold was progressing to its worst at this time. So everytime her heavy eyes fell her cough woke her. Another hour or so gone of Ay sobbing and sleeping one pee break in the grass ok KY and Leah woke up.... We were near Evansville so we stopped for dinner. I thought Ayla would want to get out and walk around. Oh no. It was torture for all of us to see how bad she felt. It was a long stop and she finally fell asleep for most of the way home, but now Leah was ready to be awake! Oh- the joys of road trips.

Needless to say we are home. Working on being healthy again. And catching up on laundry. I have a boatload of pictures to share of our adventures in between being the road. Including lots of Zoo. :)

PS Soup-er Friday is ON! Get your posts ready and I will add a link to my blog late Thur eve if I remember. Everyone add on to it and we all can peruse our new fall soup menu from one place :) Can't wait... I'm getting my sweatpants out.


Jessie said...

I didn't know you finally got your new car!? Did you get the new escalade you were thinking about?

Jenelle said...

Aww doesn't it make you so sad when your child is in need of something (sometimes urgently) & there's nothing you can do! Glad the trip in itself was fun though!

Brookeanne said...

I'm exhausted just reading about it!!!

beth and pete said...

I am glad you guys had a good trip, minus the accident. Hope Ayla is feeling better too. Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog. I didn't know you lived within walking distance of me - we will have to get together. It is now 1:53 a.m, so I can't say things have improved too much around here at night, but the days are pretty sweet. Take care,

Chelsa said...

glad the trip went well and i hope miss ayla is feeling better! i missed your posts!

the chicken lazagna was a hit w/ ryan and myself, b-- not so much! he's picky though! ryan kept saying, "man where'd you get this recipe, i love it!" lol :)