Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Tantrum Free Texas Trip!

So my parents were debating a trip to Texas to see my dad’s mom and sister and asked if I wanted to go. We haven’t seen them since my brother’s wedding in July of 2011 so of course I was excited about it! The problem was I had just started my new job and I was afraid of not having enough time off built up but luckily I did! Woohoo! So we started planning the 4.5 day journey. Here’s the route we take…

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We decided to break in up into 2 days drive so Landon wouldn’t get tired of riding. Plus we were leaving after work and none of us could drive all night after an 8 hour work day.

I packed as many small toys as I could find and put them into a little tub to keep close. I also packed books, puzzles, coloring book/crayons, movies, etc. He hasn’t been on a trip this long since he was 9 months so I wanted plenty of entertainment.

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The night before we left (Feb 13th) I had to get everything packed and ready and Landon’s Valentine’s Day party was the next day so Jason helped me! Bless his heart!

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He also gave me my gift! Love them!

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His help was great because I was SO overwhelmed! I was able to get everything done and loaded up and get in bed at a decent hour!

Landon’s party went great! He got a huge bag full of goodies from his classmates.

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After his party my dad went and picked him up early so they could have some Landon/Pawpaw time and kind of wear him out a little. I also picked up some Dramamine because he tends to get car sick and it’s so unexpected and it seemed to work very well!

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Reading me a story and telling me what all the animals were.

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Coloring Mimi and picture to give her once we got there!

We stopped half way and spent the night in a hotel, got up the next morning, ate some breakfast, packed up and finished the trip. We watched a lot of Bubble Guppies which are his favorite right now and he did great! I was one proud mama!

Everyone was waiting on us once we got there!

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First thing we had to show Mimi was our choo choos. He was so happy to be out of the car and be able to play.

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Uncle David too him outside to walk around. Of course he went straight to the water.

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They became best friends when he revved up the 4-wheeler. That’s Uncle David, Landon, and Shooter (the dog)

That night we had a buffet of different foods for dinner. We were so tired we just wanted to stay in. The next day we spent a lot of our time outside.

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That night we went to a restaurant called Two Senoritas for dinner. It’s one of our favorite places to go when we visit.

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My dad and his mom (Mimi). We had the best time.

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My sweet, sweet baby boy.

Later that night we played Taboo and let me tell you…I have never heard my dad laugh so hard!

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The day we got ready to leave we took some family pictures. We didn’t get all the ones we intended to but we did get a couple!

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Hunter (left), Me, and Mason (right)

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Wish Tanner was in this one. We love our Mimi! So glad we got to visit and that Landon got to spend some time with her.

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