Our last day was spent hanging out at home with Aunt CC and the Garden Girls. The Caterpillars did their schoolwork early and then went outside to play with their "gang of friends". Aunt CC made homemade playdough for outdoor fun.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Spending hours, barefoot in a creek searching for critters is pure heaven for B10. He managed to come back with snakes, frogs, salamanders and all manner of other creatures.
CW made a bunch of friends and ran up and down the street with water guns, enjoying himself throughly!
We ate lunch outside and let everyone get energy out. I knew that having them in a truck for such a long time would be tiring and wanted them to be REALLY TIRED before we started the drive.
Princess Flower had gymnastics, and Aunt CC took CW with her. Meanwhile, B10 stayed home with me to watch GO and the little Garden Girls while I took a shower and fixed dinner.
We all ate meatloaf together, before allowing the Caterpillars to play outside in their pajamas with their friends while I loaded the last of the luggage in the truck.
Aunt CC said it was very hard to let a sleeping baby leave, crying babies are easier - but I was quite happy to have a sleeping baby in the car!
We left Quantico at 7:30 p.m. and even with a few stops for gas made great time home. They slept well in the car, B10 read a while (with a flashlight), before also falling asleep. We pulled into Cookie's driveway at 5:50 a.m. (she was kind enough to watch the Caterpillars while I got a bit of sleep).
I miss the Garden Girls and Aunt CC already, but we are all glad to be home with Hubby!
~Lone Butterfly )i(