Day 4 of our journey went not too bad, we had to stop a little bit more but overall the kids did fantastic! My wonderful little sis was kind enough to get our groceries for us so we didn’t need to stop to do that, and were able to get to grandma and papa’s farm sooner! We got there around 5pm or so, and just let the kids go wild!! It was tough getting them settled down that night, yet another new place for the twins meant they were completely out of sorts! But once everyone was asleep we were able to relax a little bit and visit with mom and dad!
The next day we let the kids run around outside in the beautiful Saskatchewan weather! Around 70 degrees for most of the time we were there, the kids LOVED it!! Michelle and her boys came out that night around 7pm and the cousins had a blast playing and racing around and generally filling grandma and papa’s house with noise and laughter!
Thursday we spend just chilling, and washing clothes! Friday we took everyone to the park in Regina for a picnic, and then to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum! Megamunch is looking much better than he used to! He still roars just as loud as he did when I was a kid, and he scared the twins and Kaelyn a little bit.
Saturday the kids raced around some more. Sunday we went to church, before packing up Sean’s clothes and taking him to camp late that afternoon. I’m very proud of not crying, but it was very difficult for us to leave our big (little) boy at camp with his big cousin Brandon!
The week passed by very quickly! Liam had another double ear infection that I had to take him to the dr for, we visited grandma at the hospital where she works, and the 3 little kids played outside. Michelle and Gabe went back to Moose Jaw for a few days while she worked, and we puppy-sat Jinx. Thursday we went to pick up the boys at camp and then headed straight to Moose jaw for a couple of days. After some pointed questions, we found out the boys had changed their underwear far less than we hoped (not at all), showered far less (once or twice), neglected to use deodorant, brush their teeth, or use sunscreen and bug spray….but in spite of all that they took most of their medicine, and most importantly, had a fantastic time!! I have fond memories of lots of years at camp, and I hope my kids get to make those same kind of memories too!
Thursday night at Michelle’s we got to visit with Great Grandma, and let the kids run through the sprinkler and play on the swingset! Friday my bff came over with her two kids for a bbq, and some more water/swingset fun! All the kids ate some yummy popsicles, and made a general mess of them in the process!! I hate living so far away from my best friend, but it’s wonderful to get together with her and have a blast every time we visit!!
Friday night we headed back to the farm, and saturday was spent recovering and washing more clothes! Sunday morning we got to visit with my cousin Darla and Sean, and their daughter Mackenna got to go pea-picking with the other kids. A campfire and smores finished off a great weekend!
Monday was laundry and, sadly, packing up to go day! Let’s just say it’s a good thing we had the motorhome to pack some things into! :D
Bright and early tuesday morning we headed out the door! Our first day of travel went fairly well, a few grouchy sessions but overall not too bad. Made it through the border easily, and were into Grand Forks, ND by about 5:30-6 or so. Day two was a little rougher, but the kids hung in there, and by accident we discovered our hotel in Eau Claire, Wisconsin had a swingset in the backyard! A good 30 min romp had everyone ready for a bath and bed!
Day 3 started off with a pile of rain, about 4 hrs worth! It’s now 11am and the rain has cleared up, and the clouds are breaking up! We’re in Illinois now, and just trying to keep the kids settled down until we get down the road a bit more to get some lunch!!