Monday, February 27, 2012

Two Adults, Three Kids, and One Dog. In A Sedan.

For three hours.

Sounds like a joke, right?

I'll admit, it kind of felt like one as we were loading up.  I even had to hand over the reins (steering wheel) to Hubband, because he wouldn't have been able to cram into the seat with the dog like my stubby little legs could.  

But, the trip down to VA Beach went swimmingly, seeing naps from the two younger boys and silence from the third, thanks to a certain quiet button, called "Nintendo".

El Pooch, en route.  She looks rather comfy, eh?
B-rox is currently learning about various presidents in class, the current one being Abraham Lincoln.  So, staying in a log cabin garnered MANY references to Honest Abe over the three day period, as well as many questions like "Do you think Abe Lincoln slept in little beds like this?".

The boys in their "Little special area".  (loft with two twin beds - perfect!)

Saturday, while Hubs was drilling, the boys and I indulged in a day at the Aquarium.

Geeking out over rocks.  So, definitely, my kids. 

This is just for me.  Because it is SO cool.  I love fossils! 

Shark Tank.  

The best moment of the trip.  BEST.
Kenny got to pet a manta ray.  Well, he petted every manta ray, I'm sure.
He sat there petting them for 30 minutes.
The look of wonder on his face, alone, was worth the $50 spent to get in.
Quote upon seeing the picture:
"Oh, that's me, petting a most beautiful manta ray". 

B-rox: Oh my goodness.  I don't ever want to get eaten by one of these guys!
Don't you just love the faces they have?  

The new Cape Henry lighthouse (Left) and the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse (Right).
Our cabin was just a couple hundred yards away from the old lighthouse.
Pretty awesome spot to stay.
(They give tours, but the two big boys were too short and you can't carry babies up. BOOOO!)

I. Love. The. Beach.

Time for home.  

And, the soundtrack that accompanied most of the trip.
(We may not make it to 2 years rear-facing.  It's just not ok with my brain - this screaming thing.) 
And with that weekend, we are officially a part of the military system again.  Hello, Navy Reserves.

2 reviews:

Rochelle said...

C was wearing those dino jammies last night. :)I've heard that some kids just don't take to ERF... guess I got lucky, we're still going strong!

Mommy McD said...

He has screamed upon being put into the car ever since his first ride home from the hospital. He HATES the car. Gah.