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Family Vacay 2018







Traveling with kiddos is pretty much...not fun. The plan rides, shuttle rides, car rides are much more stressful than they would normally be if you were riding solo. But all in all, the smiles, laughter, “wows” that they experience on the actual vacation make it all worth it. On our trip to Va to visit family and see my sissy graduate was a huge success! The kids played and laughed with their Papa (my dad) and Uncle J (my brother) and snuggled with their TT (my sister) and their Nana (my mom). It was so much fun to just be in the presence of my immediate family who I don’t get to see but a few times a year. But I must admit it was much more rewarding to see my children bonding and growing close with family so dear to my heart ♥️. The Plane Ride I must say the plane ride going was pretty uneventful. They slept, watched iPads that were packed, snacked on sour/sweet candy and enjoyed the fun of flying high among the clouds like “Birdie” (our bird we adopted who was trapped inside our gate for two days) 😂. But the 7 am plane ride back...was almost horrible. Bun bun aka Liam went to sleep and then woke up two hours too early. Since this was the case, there were no distractions that could outlast that type of boredom for a one year old. He cried when he didn’t get what he wanted because he was still sleepy. He screamed to the top of his lungs with laughter when we played with him to get him to stop screaming. It was one of the most nerve racking experiences because I was “that mom” and he was “that baby”. Which I have made my mission to never be on any outing but especially the stereotypical plane. But instead of focusing on what I couldn’t control I decided to let it ride. I have endured screaming babies for hours and so I was merely returning the favor. Our Trip to DC We had such a great time viewing the sites and seeing all of the monuments. There were so many which made our trip there exciting and daunting. We walked for MILES. and miles and miles. It was craziness. So my only suggestion from my experience is that if you’re taking little ones, take a bus that will drive you around. The little legs that you end up holding or pushing will hurt your big arms and make it not as much fun as you hoped it to be. But when we were rested and bathed after we returned home, we had an awesome time chowing down on out astronaut dried ice cream we got from The Air and Space Smithsonian. The Beach I can say absolutely nothing bad about the beach except that I wish we could have stayed FOREVER. I seriously got my whole life next to the water, the crashing waves, the sand in my toes, the amazing funnel cakes, the laughter and terror (Deuce because the water was “too big”) was heavenly. I cannot express how much I have now realized that I am obviously a mermaid who became a human because I love the ocean so. We have even started an “Ocean” learning theme at home when we returned because we were in such awe of the vast sea. So yes to wrap it up, it was a great trip. What made it so great was spending so much time with my family. What are your plans for this summer? Until next time, Adrianne


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