Friday, September 28, 2012

Dear Bo & Kate, Your first vacation...

Before I returned to work, I wanted to get away and do something fun.  Daddy couldn't come so I recruited Mimi.

We left for Albuquerque on Tuesday after Bo got out of school.  The car ride was uneventful, even if Baby Sister doesn't like her car seat.  Bo kept us informed of every "big truck" he saw on the road and asked, "What's that sound?" a million times.  He wore the Little Einsteins DVDs out as well.

When we got the hotel, we were all done.  We had a poopy diaper in the floor of the car, snacks and toys and movies strewn about, but we were there!  Mimi stayed with you two in the room while I unpacked the car.  It was a comedy, as we were parked on an incline, and I had to load the cart and clean out the car one handed.

We got some supper at the hotel, got you two bathed, and finally got everyone down for the night.  You slept so well, Kate!  You woke up only once at 3:00am.

We got to the zoo when it opened, and it was beautiful weather to be out.  We saw the zoo, rode the zoo train, then rode the train from the zoo to the Aquarium.  Bo loved the trains!  We heard a lot of "choo, choo!!".  The monkeys and hippos were favorites, too.  The look on Bo's face was one of pure joy on the train.  I filed it away in my memory bank and will recall it many times in the future for sure.

 {We couldn't have done it without Mimi!}

 {Checking out the elephants}

 {Baby Sister was such a good girl}
 {You loved the Aquarium}

 {How Baby Sister spent the day}

You both fell asleep when we got you in the car so we ate fast food on the way back to the hotel.  We rested that afternoon then went to a few shops before dinner.

Oh, were a disaster!  I walked around with Kate to keep her happy until our food arrived.  Then when the food arrived, Bo threw a fit so I took him to the restroom to "talk".  By the time I returned, it was almost time for Kate to eat so we got our dinner boxed up and headed back to the hotel.  Ha!  We finally enjoyed dinner when you two were bathed and in bed.  Kate slept great again...until 4am!

We hit my favorite grocery store the next morning before heading back.  You both slept a lot on the way home!

You were both so good.  It was a great first vacation!  Thanks for joining us, Mimi!


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