|Not bad for the Lindquists.|
We planned to depart Thursday after work around Faith's bedtime so she would sleep the all the way to Cedar Rapids where we were spending the night, but at the last minute I decided to work a half day and leave at Faith's naptime/2:15. I don't wanna call myself a complete genius but Nic Jr. slept until 5:30 p.m. when we woke her up to shove some snacks in her face. (Didn't want her to overnap - if such a thing is even possible - and not sleep that night).
|The bag is empty...what do we do now?|
|Avery, Norah and Faith. No suspicious bubbles = success.|
|Duh warning: Not for Kids!|
The next morning we were up at 6 a.m. and out the door by 7:30 which is basically miraculous for four adults and three kids. Despite only a few stops (our car runs on Casey's breakfast pizza - weirdest thing) we made good time and got to our destination of Hampshire by 11:15 a.m. Plenty of time for an hour drive into the city for a 1:20 p.m. start time right? WRONG-O. When our friends kindly informed us that we would probably arrive in the 3rd of 4th inning, words from the book seen above flashed in my brain. I used every trick in my Mom 101 book to entertain this girl for the next hour.
|One of her finer moments. You don't get to see images of the carnage she caused. RIP Cheerios.|
First things first. Order 5 hotdogs. Yes, 5.
|Faith was just as shocked as the next guy.|
We also attempted some family pics. Here's why I say attempted.
|Actually this was Jamie's pregnant wife Sarah's purse. Apparently he doesn't realize there's a shoulder strap?|
-Rob stole Faith's ice cream dessert at the Mexican restaurant
-Avery and Faith held a screaming contest in the Walracks back yard.
-We apologized to our host friends a lot.
Faith didn't realize we were on vacation so she slept in til 6:45, just in time for some morning toons.
|Picture Rob next to her doing the exact same thing.|
|Good thing she's cute.|
|Lola "I-refuse-to-acknowledge-the-presence-of-your-camera" Walrack. One of Howie's former girlfriends.|
If I could do thought bubbles for these two, Faith would say, "What the hell are our parents thinking? We can't swim." Norah would reply, "Probably, Go the F#$% to Sleep." Just kidding. Babies don't swear.
|Avery, Sarah, Me, Faith, Norah and Amy!|
|Thank you to Iowa State for introducing us lovely ladies to these men, who all are/will be great dads.|
As for the outlet mall, we "won" some great stuff. (That's what my mom always says at auctions).
-I got a $7.50 pair of darkwash jeans from the Gap Outlet.
-Rob got a pair of Iowa State shorts from Nike Outlet.
-Faith got a gloworm from Toys R Us outlet and clothes she didn't need from the Carter's outlet. I tried to purchase a shirt on sale that said "Big Sister" for Faith, but Rob wouldn't go for it. For clarity purposes, I am NOT pregnant. Just got a little baby fever that's all. And more cowbell isn't doing a damn thing for it.
Our vacation wasn't about to end without stopping for ice cream, so we went to McD's for a couple shakes. Faith finally learned how to use a straw, therefore I got little ice cream. Oh well. Vacation with this baby is not so bad. Hmm, where to go next?