|The crew en route|
|Traveling will never be quite the same!|
River Day 1
Oh my goodness, I am tired. We loaded the car and drove to the river cabin today. As many of you know traveling with kids is a lot like moving. By the time we got there I was already exhausted. Of course none of this fazed the kids so I began the task of unpacking and entertaining the troops.
First I filled a bucket with little water balloons and let the kids throw them on the pavement (not at each other- I am not that adventurous). I have to say that the water balloons were a total hit! Cheap, quick to set up, and tons of entertainment. The kids threw them into the sidewalk and happily yelled, "SCORE" every time one burst. Up next was bubbles, a boat ride, swimming, snow cones, dinner, and bath time. I am dead! Glad I can share this trip bit by bit because I will need all the motivation I can get. Tonight I am going to pass out... tomorrow we conquer fishing and soft pretzels.
River Day 2
I have never made bread and am not much of a baker so I figured I'd start easy with a soft pretzel recipe. Since this is a week of many firsts why not take on another right? I found this recipe from Alton Brown's show called Good Eats on Food Network- (go to Alton's Pretzel Recipe for the full recipe). Of course I have promised to share the good, the bad, and the ugly so here is the pretzel pic...
After all that swimming I was ready to relax and so were the kiddos. We popped some popcorn, watched a movie, cuddled up, and called it a night!
River Day 3
More of the same. Swimming, boating, and resting.
River Day 4
Time to pack up and head back home. I have to say I am relieved to head home. It was fun but I am missing my hubby and his help.
Caroline! Wow..It's been forever. I LOVE this blog! You're such a fun mommy...you inspire me. :) Love it that you just packed up and headed to the river w/only a babysitter...you are brave! We have been in Texas at David's parent's house since Thursday. ON Wed, David and I will head to a resort outside of San Antonio until Monday the 16th. YEA! Fired up for US time. :) We'll be coming back toJackson on the 17th. Would love to get together! Hey...Jacob got into playschool!!! Tues/Thurs...is that when your kids are going, or are you doing MDO? Sorry this is such a long comment...just wanted to say hi. Hope all is well...mandy bethReplyDelete