Thursday, June 4, 2009

Roadtrip to Mimi & Papa's

We recently took a trip to my Mimi & Papa's house in Arizona. We decided to drive rather than fly so we could take our time and stop when we needed to stop. I thought it would be less stressful than flying with the kids, and boy was I.......RIGHT! :) The kids did amazing both on the way there and the way back! This trip confirmed that I love road trips!

Here's Ethan trying out the neck pillow in our rented Minivan.

This was right after bath time in the hotel in Albuquerque. Ethan was a little excited to be there! It's the first hotel stay that he remembers.....

(Notice how Annaliese just watches while Ethan is going crazy!)

At Papa & Mimi's house. Ethan was so excited to have a special little bed to sleep in!

Johnnie is my cousin, Ethan's 2nd cousin. They were instantly best friends and had a blast with each other all week.

This is at my Aunt Sherrie's and Uncle Dave's house for Mimi's 70th birthday party.
(Front L-R: Ethan, Megan, Papaw, Heidi, Annaliese, Mimi. Back L-R: Cara, Aunt Sherrie, Aunt Lora, Papa, Johnnie and Uncle David)

I love this picture of Ethan watching Mimi open her presents!

Mimi with her grandkids and great-grandkids.
(L-R: Johnnie, Ethan, Mimi, Annaliese, Megan, Cara & Heidi)

Mimi telling the story of Jack & The Beanstalk to Ethan.

Papa & Annaliese

Bobby, Johnnie and Ethan at a pretty park.

Papa swinging the boys. Notice how both boys have their mouths wide open.....I'm not sure what they were doing! :)
We had such a fun time catching up with Mimi & Papa and all the aunts, uncles and cousins. I wish we lived closer!