Since Greg had to be away for work this week, the girls and I took advantage of it and ran away with him! He had to stay in Springfield, which is about 2 hours away. The hotel was already paid for and had a pool so we thought it sounded fun.
I had not realized that the girls had never stayed in a hotel until I started packing. We have done alot of day trips but never a big vacation since they were born so this was a big test to see how it would go. They were thinking of a million things to bring and I kept telling them that we would be home before they even realized they did not have their stuff with them! They wanted their pillows, blankies, stuffed animals, books and more toys. I finally got them to narrow it down to 2 tiny stuffed creatures and 4 books for the ride.
Hannah passed out on the way up there looking incredibly rough!!
Another first was a trip to Chucky Cheese.
Yes, such a small thing but we have none close to our house so have just never been to one. We had a great coupon for pizza, drinks and game tokens. The girls had a blast and ended the fun with 150 tickets. They each got a box of nerds, a bracelet, activity book and a top. All junk to us but they were pumped.
After our dinner fun we went back to the hotel to play in the pool. Makayla is comfortable with arm floaties and will "swim" all over the place. Hannah has been glued to my neck in water this summer and while it's sweet that my independent little lady needs me, I still need my neck!!! I will say though, the last 15-20 minutes in the water she was venturing off on her own. We still need to keep a close eye on her since she has not mastered "swimming" but what a relief! To top it off, I had a random person tell me how much the girls look alike tonight. That does not happen often, Makayla is compared to Greg and Hannah paired up with me. I know it makes Makayla feel good because little girls do not want to look like their daddies, daddy is a boy and she says she looks like mommy. I always agree with her even though I know she is a little Greg :)
Although it has created a late bedtime being away from home, it was totally worth it to just get away for a night and enjoy family fun without distractions. The girls did make sure to pack their Bible so we kept our bedtime routine and read a story before bed. It helped Hannah, she was asleep fairly quickly.....Makayla on the other hand, finally caved at 11:00.
By the time this is posted we will be loading up or already home. I am not crazy enough to post that my house is empty, please come rob it:) The girls and I will be heading home after breakfast and I know that next time the opportunity presents itself, we will run away again!!!