Friday, September 26, 2008

road trippin'

we packed up on monday and hit the road for atlanta. by we, i mean me along with the little people.

yes, i drove to atlanta. by myself. with a three year old and a 16 month old. it was a long trip.

especially since william apparently has a bladder the size of a pea and an uncontrollable to urge to pee every 45 minutes or so requiring me to pull off the side of the road for him to take care of that urge.

especially since wes decided to not eat the goldfish that i handed him 1 by 1 but rather see how many itty bitty pieces he could crumble each one into and then fling them as far as he could.

especially since the dvd player broke and refused to play more than 8 minutes worth of Cars which left me listening to whining about how lightning mcqueen wasn't on the tv.

especially since an 18 wheeler flung a boulder at my windsheild and scared william so much that it brought him to tears thinking that the windsheild was going to break.

especially since atlanta has no gas meaning that i had to wait for 30 minutes to get gas somewhere in podunk alabama to insure that i could get out of that city when i wanted to leave!

especially since wes didn't want to do anything (including sleep) except pet and point at aunt holly's cats...

and destroy her house.

but, it was all worth it and we'd do it all again to get to meet alexandra...grandkid #6 on the henson side of the family.

the little lady arrived shortly after lunch on tuesday looking much like her older sister. and, the hospital waiting room wasn't all bad. if you have an msu football helmet with you, you can play football just about anywhere!

a mask and a hairnet come in pretty handy, too!

congrats on the new kid, holly and frank! and congrats, ari, on your new big sister status!

but, if y'all decide to have another one...can you wait until my kids are somewhere around the age of 10? :)


The Warren Family said...

i can soooo relate to your road trippin story...been there done that except i was pregnant with my 3rd!!! you feel like you could pull your hair out and your kids hair out!!:o) you are a fabulous mom!!!

Anonymous said...

it was so special to have you three here with us. thanks for the trip and all of the effort. we love you. honey