On our way we had to stop at several rest stops (and Starbucks : )!!!!) along the way. Nathan was a VERY happy baby on the 8ish hour drive there, but a very unhappy baby on the way back home. I guess he was sad about having to leave his new friend, Ellie! Yes, that was it indeed.
The day after we got there, we went to a local park and the kids adored the slides:
Brian's sister had a pool, and so we all enjoyed some special times out there with the kids:
Ellie adored the pool, while Nathan wanted nothing to do with it. However, Gina & I discovered they both loved the sprinkler and hose! At one point, I laughed hysterically when Nathan seemed to be explaining thoroughly to Ellie (in baby chatter) the exact method for using a hose to fill a bucket. Oh, my sweet boy!
** I'm having to segment our vacation photos into parts, due to limited photo storage space on here....so be sure to stay tuned for more!