Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gobble Gobble

We just got home from our annual trip to my sisters house in Virginia for Thanksgiving.  It's the one time every year that myself, my sister, my brother and our families all get together.  Along with Thanksgiving, we also do an early Christmas gift exchange for the kids, celebrate Redmond's and my oldest nieces birthdays and also run/walk the 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.  I look forward to this trip every year!  We extended our stay for an additional week this year so Jason could do some work in MD and the kids and I could spend some extra time with my sister and her family.
It was a bit stressful at times....the kids and I got sick, Ashlyn was in to everything, neither kid did very well at sleeping and Redmond is hitting the peak of being a "threenager" so he was being extra bossy and whiny when playing with his cousins (who are such good kids and put up with him).
The drive also was also exhausting.  Ashlyn hates the car so we decided to leave at 3 a.m. in hopes that the kids would sleep, which seemed to work out well.  Unfortunately, we did have some bouts of car sickness from Redmond (yuck!), but I was kind of prepared since it had happened over the summer.  But, let's be real, are you ever fully prepared for a puking toddler in the car!?  Good news is that I am now a pro at nursing in a moving car.  Even through DC traffic :). But, the good outweigh the bad and I'm very thankful for the time I got to spend with family.  Here are a few highlights from the last two weeks:


There's no place like home....even if it means leaving 50 degree weather and returning to snow!

Oh, and the best part?  We returned home with a fully potty-trained toddler!!!!  Woo-hoo!!!

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