Sunday, August 9, 2009

Home Sweet Home Again!

My poor neglected blog! I've missed you! But, I can't blog from the backseat of the mini-van on a lonely old road in the middle of nowhere. And, that's where I was.

We drove 3800+ miles. The baby is thoroughly sick of her carseat! I don't think she ever wants to be strapped down again! But, Gracie did great and made up for the fussing from the little protester.

One of my tricks for Gracie is the Bordom Buster bag. I fill it full of surprises and get one out every now and again. It really does the trick! This trip, she got new cars and trucks (Thank you to whoever invented Hot Wheels cars!) and new books. The books I got for her this trip are awesome! A lot like Where's Waldo, but themed with Disney fairies and princesses. I picked up a book on the road for her that was locally published, so I can't find a link for you but it's a great book! It is an alphabet book with pictures from Storybook Land in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Each letter of the alphabet highlights a feature of the park.

For Libby, I brought baby board books that she's never seen and baby rattles and toys that she hasn't discovered yet. Nothing beats boredom like old toys coming out for rediscovery! This trick didn't work as well on her. She proved to be a challenge.

Here are a few pictures from the vacation... I'll blog more stories from the road later, you don't want to hear 3800 miles worth of road stories all in one post!



Big Horn Mountains,Wyoming


Wyoming


Missouri River, South Dakota


Southern Utah

3 comments:

Mmom said...

the pic with Libby petting the mule - those are the Game Warden's mules. He has 4 of them in our pasture. Gracie loved them. Think they miss her now.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Great pictures! I can't imagine going that far with kids in the car, my kids can't even get to town without trying to kill eachother!

Wolfpak5 said...

Too bad I couldn't get away to see you guys in Wyoming. This leaves an excuse for a road trip later on. Love your photos and I saved some of my favorites.