As you already know from my previous post, I opted out of going to BlogHer10 this year and traded in my trip to NYC for a trip with the family.
After the Alex and I enjoyed our 2 kid free days we left our house on Saturday, August 7th and headed to my in-laws house to scoop up our three children. We arrived at their house at 8:30 that morning to indulge in an amazing stuffed French toast and bacon breakfast prepared by my father-in-law.
By 9:30am the kids were dressed and loaded in the family minivan ready to hit the road.
At 10:46am we made our first stop for potty breaks, handed out snacks and drinks and got back on the highway.
We arrived at my cousin Angie’s house less then an hour later.
We had made it.
It was like being home.
We visited with my cousin and her family for bit then took care of a few thing around town before we made our way to the Oneida County Fair for some fun of overpriced rides, games and food.
First stop on our list was to stop at the cemetery to see my Grandma who had passed away 2 years ago.
It was an emotional stop for the kids and I did choke up a smidge but brushed it away.
Next stop, WalMart.
The kids needed goggles for swimming in the hotel pool.
From there, it was back to my cousin’s house to park and head over to the fair.
The fair was fun.
The kids had a blast.
Here’s some pics:
I wish I had some pictures of Zack and the Libby on some rides as well but once they got their wristbands for the rides we barely saw them unless they were asking for money or food.
After we were done hanging out at the fair, we made our way to the hotel and got checked-in, van unloaded and everyone situated.
From there, the kids made their way to the pool to get some swimming in before dinner.
We met my cousin and her family at The Friendship House for dinner then made our way back to the hotel to get in some more swimming before we headed to bed for the night.
I was SOOOO tired.
I had barely slept the night before and I had been doing all the driving since we left Green Bay.
The Alex had no problem falling asleep.
From there, it was me and all three kids.
One by one they started going to sleep.
First it was the Libby.
Then I was finally able to get Alexander to fall asleep next to daddy.
As I waited for Zack to fall asleep, I figured that now was a better time than any to check-in with the fun going on for BlogHer@Home
There I sat, in the corner of our dark hotel room, netbook on my lap, ear buds plugged in hanging out with some amazing women and engaging in some great conversation.
It was during this time that Zack fall asleep and I came to the realization that I had nowhere to sleep.
At one point, I considered sleeping in the bathtub.
By midnight, the party within my computer was winding down and a storm was brewing outside the hotel.
I figured it was time to find a place to sleep.
I managed to squeeze into bed with the Alex and Alexander.
I had less than a foot of the bed to work with and I’m pretty sure the wall is what kept me in place the entire night.
More to come tomorrow!