This was the first Thanksgiving I didn’t spend in SE Idaho, and I must say it was really fun! Our family drove 8 hours to Spokane to spend 5 days with Pat’s brother Kash and his wife Cara.
I was incredibly nervous about the ride, but on the way there, nobody really cried! We were shocked, and I fell in love with our minivan even more as I could tend to all three kids easily. I think it grew on Pat as well, even though he probably won’t admit it.
We arrived Tuesday night, Kash and Cara were kind enough to give us two rooms, so we put all three boys in one, and Pat and I in the other. Wednesday morning Hudson had preschool, and Kash had to work, so we met up for lunch at McDonalds and let the kids play on the toys.
Ledger was in heaven playing with cousins and all their toys. Hudson and Roxie took to a liking to our iPads.
Cara created a treasure hunt which was a hit!
And also let the kids make apple turkeys, which Ledger is still talking about. Great snack time activity.
We also took the kids to a Jump and Play house, I thought it was fun to have Pat there, he rarely gets to watch Ledger in those kinds of environments.
Once the kids were put the bed, we partied. We stayed up playing games, watching movies, talking, and eating. Cara and I went to the Hunger Games one night, and the boys another. Cara and I crafted while watching Dan in Real Life while the boys were gone.
Cara and I experienced Black Friday for the very first time. We went at midnight to Target, which was good for newbies.
Kash checked our eyes while we were there.
I can’t even explain how nice it was to get out, and have so many extra hands to help with the babies all day long! Thanks Kash and Cara for letting us visit, feeding us, helping with the kids, and entertaining us. Ledger still hasn’t stopped talking about it.
I wish I could say the drive home went as well as it did on the way there. There was a lot more crying, but it was well worth it!