We did it! And it was exhausting. Hence the reason it’s Thursday, and I’m just now getting around to writing a post about our visit to Nanner and Gramp’s house this past weekend.
The five-hour drive went surprisingly well. Derrick and I took turns sitting in the back seat between the babes when they were awake. They would get a bit fussy when it was getting time for them to eat and Daddy wouldn’t stop because he wanted to make it through Houston before traffic turned I-10 into a parking lot! (love you babe) I was worried about feeding them in the car because of car sickness, and Lynley with her feeding issues. But, she did really well! And that was Daddy’s only saving grace! We only had to stop once on the way there and once on the way back to feed them. Both times, we were only stopped for about 30 to 45 minutes! We fully expected it to add an hour or more to the trip, but we spent more time in Beaumont traffic than it took to feed, burp and change the babies.
The visit was amazing. We hadn’t been to see my family since August due to the end of my pregnancy and then the twins’ early arrival. They have been to Austin several times, but it was nice to go home for a change, and everyone really enjoyed seeing Corbin and Lynley. Both babies adjusted better than we expected. They did want to be held a bit more than usual, but I don’t know if that was just the teething (Lynley is now teething too!) or the new surroundings. Either way, there were plenty of open arms.
We were so thankful for the help, so we could relax a little and get a bit more sleep. Derrick and I even went out on a date! It was the most pitiful date ever, but we loved it. We talked about seeing a movie, but we were just too tired. We decided to just have dinner and call it a night. So we went to this little Japanese food place. The food was great, and we actually had good conversations about things other than our children. Afterward we decided to go to Dairy Queen for ice cream, but on our way out of the restaurant, we saw Big Lots in the same shopping center and decided to stop in. (Go Orange, TX) We looked around, and Derrick bought some socks and a miniature frying pan to cook eggs in. Hahahaha Our kiddie dipped cones from DQ were the best part of the date, which we ate in my car as we stared at the Dollar Tree across the street. For a first date as parents, I think it was perfect!
And now photos of our weekend. (Our beautiful family pics were taken by Nanner and Nini.)
|Great Granny and Lynley reading “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”|
|What did you put on myhead? TAKE IT OFF! Now.|
|My sweet sister made Corbin and Lynley their first Easter baskets.|
|Nanner bought Corbin a Peter Rabbit doll, and he wanted to eat it!|
|Best. Picture. Ever.|
|Gramps and Nanner|