|Heading out on the road|
We stopped at a halfway point to visit my brother, sister-in-law, and their adorable kids. Of course, I took no pictures because I am a bad blogger. In fact, all of these pics are from my phone because I left my real camera at home!! Oy vey!
|Loved this sign!|
|Make your own sundae bar - a quick deviation from our route!|
|DIANO! (Xander speak)|
|Loved this sign too!|
|An introvert's dream house!|
|We didn't realize the inn would feed us breakfast. Score!|
We went to Mass at Our Lady of the Mountains, and then into North Conway's cute town to see what we could find....
|Zeb's country store speaks proper English like me!|
|Sugar and A Bear|
|Time for a playground.|
|There was some kind of Memorial weekend tent festival going on in the background, but it was sooooo cold, we didn't even wander over.|
We took the kids to a Weather Station, because it was indoors and we had a half hour to kill before lunch/nap time:
|Outside the Weather Center|
|J-P has to really concentrate (hence tongue out) to point to MA like a meteorologist.|
|Trying to blow the air at the target.|
|Nap Time! AKA the best time of the day :)|
Sunday Afternoon in Storyland!
As soon as we pulled into the Storyland parking lot, Xander threw up and as I changed him, I realized he felt warm. Phil dropped me and the four older kids off to play with Cari and Ken and family and then went back to the inn to take care of Xander (bath, tylenol, nap) before picking us up at closing time.
|Alice in Wonderland|
|The Polar Coaster|
|Thank God for Cari...Ken and I don't go on "spinny rides".|
|My future occupation.|
Meanwhile, back at the inn....
|Mickey Mouse Clubhouse therapy.|
Later that night...he was happy to get some ice cream!
After feeding ice cream to all the kids (thanks, Donaldsons!) Cari and I stayed up chatting while the men rested after a long day of child wrangling. It was awesome.
On Monday morning, we headed down to breakfast, and Xander threw up again right on the floor in front of all the families eating. Breakfast with a side of reality, yes please.
|Watching Dad pack up the car.|
|On the way back to Storyland, we saw snow covered mountains. It snowed on Memorial Day!|
|Someone, ahem, thought that the park opened at 9:00 but once we were all in line at 8:45 we realized it didn't open until 9:30. Whoops!|
|First ride of the day...antique cars.|
Xander had a rough day...alternating between feeling okay if his fever was down and being fussy and sleeping in the stroller. He was also ONE inch too short to go on the majority of the rides (you need to be 36 inches for most rides) so we will need to go back when he's bigger.
|The ball dome was a favorite.|
|First train ride.|
|John Luke and Maggie taking a tractor ride.|
Phil and I would alternate between watching Xander and riding with the older kids:
|Cari loved the panda's faces on the flume ride.|
|It was a gorgeous but chilly day.|
|Cari and I took a spin before we left. I won't tell you who was hunched over like a scaredycat by the end of the ride. But it rhymes with marry.|
We all said goodbye and left around 2 pm. Our ride home was pretty eventful as Phil got pulled over for going 70 in a 55. He explained he thought it was 65 and apologized to the state trooper and got off with a warning.
|Then he turned to me and said "And I didn't even have to cry". Stinker.|
We ran out of cash for a toll, and have to mail it in. Amateurs, we are.
We got home in 4 hours, made dinner, unpacked, gave the baby some more medicine and all the kids a bath, watched the first new episode of Arrested Development (so good!) and crashed like the party animals we are. It was perfect - a weekend full of family fun, wonderful friends, and eating so much junk food that I feel terrible now - yup, perfect!