Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Break

We finally got through all of our illnesses (me and the three older boys), so we decided to take a trip down to Florida to see Papa and Nana and TJ (my dad and stepmom and nephew) for a few days. Michael had some deadlines at work so he couldn't go, but I decided to take the kids down there myself. It was a wonderful trip. The kids were so good, and the drive wasn't bad. It took us 9 hours each way, which includes an hour worth of stops. We had so much fun while we were there. My dad was sure surprised when I called him Thursday morning and told him we were on the road and we would be there that night!

Here we are at Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs on Friday. We had a great time on our nature walk. Jonathan was an angel, as usual.

This was at a train show in St. Petersburg on Saturday. Within minutes of this photo, Andrew knocked poor Thomas and Annie and Clarabel (his coaches) right off of the outside track. As my dad said, "He's the only one who knew they were on the wrong track." :-)
Emily was such a good sport, and she had a great time even though she was the only girl and we did mostly "boy" stuff.

This was taken on Saturday at Sawgrass park. TJ got to come with us.
This raccoon was too cute.
Dad said you can always see an alligator at Sawgrass, and he was right. This one is really far away--I just zoomed in a lot.

My sweet Andrew--he cried for Daddy on the way there, and he cried for Papa and Nana and TJ on the way home.

Here are some things I learned on this trip:

Even with a GPS that shows expected arrival time, the kids will still ask, "When will we get there?"
The May family should stay away from train shows.
A house full of tile + the May children = LOUD!
Portable DVD players are one of the greatest inventions ever.
Sonic has outdoor bathrooms--thanks for the tip, Ginger! This was especially helpful in rainy weather.
We need to take more opportunities to do fun things as a family.
My kids are awesome, and they are excellent travelers!!!

1 comment:

  1. I have always loved car trips with the kids- even though it is rough at times. The traveling and sight seeing and family experiences are all worth it.
    I am amazed everytime I see pictures of your kids at how fast they grow. They are all so adorable!