Our typical 5 hour trip, turned into an 8 hour nightmare drive…the traffic was horrible and the further North we got, the worse the roads were. On top of the snow there were really bad winds that were causing a lot of snowdrifts.
Poor Sarah was stuck in her carseat the entire time. Thank goodness Nick was already up there…..I was able to sit in the back with her to try to keep her occupied as best as I could with books, games, and snacks!!
This is Sarah with her “Are We There Yet” face! Believe it or not, she tried to get herself out of her carseat at one point. The little devil figured it out….she got her arms out and was unhooked!! Have any of your kids tried this? Nick did it to me once, but he was older and I was driving on the highway and looked back and saw that he got himself out….I screamed so loud out of shock to see him sitting there that I scared him half to death….he never tried it again!!
Our time of arrival was 9pm….We actually made it this time!!! Since we were running so late and the weather was really bad up there, they cancelled plans to go out and had a little party at my Sister In Laws…..as you can see the party started way before we got there and we had some serious catching up to do!! Pictured here are all my sister in laws Jan, Mary Pat, Ann, and a fun loving family friend, Dee Dee!!
Just about midnight….I am trying to catch up!! We literally walked in the door, dropped our bags, and grabbed a bite to eat and something to drink!! I had planned to wear a very cute outfit for going out…..but since we stayed home…..I never bothered….I went with the “Just sat in the car for eight hours look”
Me and my girl at midnight!! Sarah made herself right at home at Aunt Ann’s….as soon as we got there she put on her ballerina PJ’s and she went straight for the toy box…you can see she is clutching a red bag in the picture….that is her newest obsession…..bags of all kinds….I call her my bag lady!!
Not even five minutes after midnight, she fell asleep on the couch with a crown on her head….she was our baby new year!! Ever since Sarah was born, she sleeps with a blanket and it must be pulled up around and over her face in order for her to fall asleep!!
New Year’s Day, Pat met my Aunt and Uncle to pick up Nick….Nick had a wonderful time visiting and spending time with his cousin….they did lots of fun things together….but it sure was great to have him back. He and Pat and the rest of the cousins spent the afternoon playing Guit@r Hero W@rld Tour and watching football. It was another fun family day that ended with a great meal….we always have pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day…..it is rumored to bring good luck!! I am not sure about you all, but we could use some good luck in 2009!!
Tomorrow it is back to work for me….my holiday vacation is officially over…boo hoo!! I will post part two of our Cape Cod trip tomorrow night….we did make it to the beach….a VERY cold, snowy beach….but I did manage to get a couple of cute pics of the kids and some beautiful shots of some ocean edge homes!! I better get moving….I have lots to catch up on after being gone for the last few days!!
Hope you all have a great week…..the first week of a New Year!!