Yesterday morning we crawled out of bed around 3:30, packed up our final belongings for our trip to Florida, and crept quietly in the boys rooms to transport them into the car. Jeremy had the awesome idea to leave in the middle of the night, so that the boys would sleep for a good part of the 15 hours in the vehicle. The night before, we clothed the boys in comfy outfits so that they wouldn't have to wear their pajamas in the car for 15 hours and so that we wouldn't have to try to dress them in the FREEZING cold. Because, our first trip during the holidays EVER, is to Florida which means that the warm weather of the south would disappear and it would SNOW the whole way down.
But anyway, I digress. Where was I at? Oh yeah...
We crept in the boys rooms and gently picked them up. Eyes POP open and both began to squeal. They knew we were going to see cousin Kaden soon.
We placed them in the warm truck, covered them up and gave them the essentials. Pillow pets, binkies and blankets.
It is 4:00 am.
4:30: "Are we there yet?"
4:45: "Are we there yet?"
5:00: "Are we there yet?"
Boys GO TO SLEEP!
Carter finally falls back to sleep around 6:00. But Evan, Evan decides that sleeping is over rated. Each time I think he has fallen asleep, I peak around the head rest and two little eyes are staring at me.
Carter awakens around 7:00.
Carter maybe says 5 words the WHOLE trip. If only we could be so lucky with Evan.
After Evan badgering me for hours about where we were at, I finally declared that he no longer can ask me, "If we are there yet?" Because Evan will one day be a lawyer, he redirected his questions, making sure he didn't ask "are we there yet?" Instead he managed to spend the REST of the trip asking the same question in as many different ways as possible.
2:00 pm: "Mom, Are we in Florida?"
2:15 pm "Mom, Are we out of Tennessee yet?"
2:30 pm: "Mom, What state are we in, because you know Kaden lives in Florida".
4:45 pm: "How much longer until we are in Florida."
6:15 pm: "Are we leaving Alabama any time soon. I HATE ALABAMA. ALABAMA is soooooo LONG. ALABAMA goes on forever. I wish there was no Alabama."
WE KNOW KID!!!!!
7:00 - WE ARRIVED!!! hallelujah!!
Remember I mentioned that Evan didn't sleep at all for the WHOLE trip...
He and his cousin, played and ran around until 11:00 pm (Ohio time), and awakened at 6:30 to continue where they left off this morning.
Oh boy, wish me luck today and pass me a cup of coffee.