There are just too many of these to read so I am going to make my summer highlights short and sweet. I can't wait to everyone's summer on My Sizzling Summer Vacation Carnival. There are some great prizes, so if you haven't heard about it, head on over... but before you go, here's my adventure.
The kids (6 year old & 18 month old) and I took a trip back home, as in 15 hr. drive from Indiana to Texas to spend 3 weeks with family. Now, being smarter than I look, I did have my sister fly up and drive back with me to Texas. We did some sight seeing in Indianapolis, ate some sushi in Wichita Falls (totally don't recommend sushi drive through, but you probably already knew that was a bad idea. Some things I just have to find out for myself.) The trip there was pretty uneventful. Lots of Disney blaring in my ears, crumbs, dirty diapers, and a bit of crankiness we made it! Yeah! So here are my highlights of a family vacation (minus the hubby who had to stay home and work)
Highlights of our vacation: 1. Great time with my parents, sisters & their families. Chuck E. Cheese, lots of swimming, cook outs and a Hot Air Balloon Festival. 2. Floating down the Frio River (I was told this was a good time, after a few beers, you never know what you will do) ie: trying to put your foot behind your head while floating on an inner tube, it can be done, but it's not pretty. 3. Fabulous tan - if you overlook the tan lines on my feet. 4. Went to the Arch in St. Louis - still too chicken to go up in it though.
Downfalls of our Vacation: 1. One child cuts her eye, literally blood coming out of her eye, scary! Not to mention it was on an inner tube 4 hrs. from a car or cell phone. 2. Other child busts his lip big time on a cement table, and then grabs a hot curling iron burning his finger. I swear, I really am a good mom, no really, ask anyone! 3. Missing hubby for two weeks, he did finally fly down the last week, just in time too, my sanity was gone by then.
All in all, it was a great time getting reaquainted with the family and letting my kids just enjoy hanging out and being kids. Next year though, I hear Hawaii calling my name!