Finally, my weekend
Friday we packed up and headed out. Took us an hour to get our act together to get on the road. We did Arby’s on the way out instead of my plan of eating when we got to Des Moines. Turns out it wasn’t too far, 2.5 hours instead of the 3.5 I was expecting. I still made DH stop long enough to let me out to pee. We got to the hotel and checked in. Sean loved that we were staying in a castle. (Settle Inn) we changed to swim suits and went to the pool, leaving DH in the room to be a grump. I brought the little boys back about 9:30 and the big kids came a tad later. We then raided the vending machines for snacks and goofed off. Around 11ish DH and DD started arguing over something stupid- I think they were looking at each other or something stupid. DH kept saying it wasn’t his fault and I kept saying ‘bullsh!t’ This of course tickled DH and DD so I ended up saying it enough times that Sean started repeating it and laughing. It was so cute and all my fault.
Next day we get up, head to Wal-Mart for snacks and cameras (forgot ours) then hit the park. It was spitting rain but ok. Rode several rides, walked around for a bit then decided it was time to eat. This was when the rain started in earnest. So we got our hands stamped and grabbed lunch to take back to the hotel room. After some food and naps we went back- rain all done. It was such a great park. Good blend of big and little rides together instead of exile for toddlers. Lots of trees and well laid out. We stayed till they closed and went back to the room. For all that walking and activity, the boys were up early and ready to go Sunday. We packed up and headed to the zoo. Our local zoo has a reciprocating membership with the Des Moines zoo so we had fun there. Then ate lunch and headed home. Again stopping every hour for me to potty
It was my first ever, real vacation, even if it was only a weekend. Never growing up had my parents done something like this and so far in 15 years, DH and I had not either. We may go somewhere on the way to a family thing, but never just going somewhere for the heck of it. Mom had sent us tickets to the park she won through work. I debated not using them since they were from Nestle, but decided to do it anyway. I am so glad we did.
We got back home around 4ish, the little boys were happy to play outside and DH and I went to a movie. I barely made it with out getting up, but succeeded. We have nothing scheduled this weekend and I think that is a good plan!