|Home Sweet Home!|
As soon as the clock turned to 7, Graham started telling Anderson “it is seven, it is seven.” What in the world? I think I need to start giving him some Benedryl before bed each night. But that wouldn’t have mattered either because moments later, Keaton climbed in our bed. I laid by her until I had to go to the bathroom. I hoped that Whitman was still asleep but as soon as I walked in there, he started passing me his toys ready to wake up.
It didn’t take too long for us to go downstairs for breakfast. Every hotel breakfast, I really want a bagel with cream cheese but when we are at a Holiday Inn Express, there is no way that I can pass up one of their cinnamon rolls. Tomorrow I will have to reintroduce myself to the treadmill.
Since we were in Tupelo last night, I knew that we didn’t have too much time in the car and I better pull out the cookie butter from Trader’s Joes. We all had cookies and delicious cookie butter as we headed back into our home state.
We stopped once for gas, once to pick up a movie and another time at a rest stop. The rest stop was the favorite of the kids because the grass was like a golf course and they loved rolling all over it and playing some tackle football in that soft grass. The movie stop was my favorite because we picked up Cinderella and I listened to it as the kids watched while I drove us all of the way home.
Once we made it to Little Rock, we stopped at Nonna and Pops’ house. Anderson’s souvenir had been sent to their house and he was more than ready to pick it up. Then we had one last stop before making it home (2,467 miles later) - icees at the gas station near the house. We had told the kids that we would get slushies yesterday but we ran out of 7-11 stores before we realized it and then told them they could get something today. That is probably what caused Campbell to ask “what are we going to do special today?” I do believe that my little people are pretty spoiled.
Once at home, we started unpacking and putting things away. The kids helped some but we also let them play quite a bit. By supper time, everything was put away and we were ready to start packing again for our next trip (unfortunately we don’t even have one scheduled right now!)
We had supper tonight and then Jason came over for a few minutes to play with the kids. Campbell and Keaton dressed as princesses and made bracelets while Jason was here. They all enjoyed seeing him and when he left, it was bedtime for all my people. Robby said that he could have gone to bed too that early but we still have at least one more load of laundry to fold!