I have soooo forgotten what it is like to travel or even go to the grocery store with all 4 of my kids since Chris came home from Afghanistan 10 months ago! Since we share a car to save $, when I go to the store it is with Chris or just me and Rachel while Chris watches the boys! Well Chris had a business meeting for 4 days in Ohio and his plane took off 3.5 hours away from home in ST. LOUIS. The rent- a-car was going to cost $156 each way! Chris did not want us to drive 7 hours in one day twice in a week. So spur of the moment I said why don't we all just come and stay in a hotel and drive back the next day =). We got ready super fast and headed to ST. Louis with our puppy too =).
I forgot all the comments you get when you have all your kids with you =). Here are some of my all time favorite comments from strangers
1) "Boy, you have got your hands full. "
2) "That's why they have Birth Control."
3) "You are done right?"
4) "You finally got your girl!"
5) "Are they twins?"
6) "Are they triplets?"
7) "Are they all yours?"
8) "That looks like a nightmare."
9) "You have got a cart full!"
AND MY FAVORITE OF ALL TO HEAR IS...............
10) "Your beautiful children are so well behaved!"
Rachel jumping on the hotel bed.
Free buffet dinner.
We had 2 hours to kill after checkout before Chris' plane came back. It was super hot outside and so I wanted to go somewhere Brownley could come too!
We spent over an hour in Petsmart! We got Brownley a tag and a T shirt!
Poor Brownley was more tired than I was at the end of our trip!