Our super cute and soft new customized nap mats came just in time! They are adorable: janiebee quilted nap mats.
Thanks to Ashley taking the kids, I was able to sleep all morning and afternoon on Friday… so we packed everything up and left our house at 8pm Friday night. I drove through the night, 12 straight hours while everyone was asleep! Craziness.
We arrived in Des Moines, Iowa around 8am and just took it easy for the day. We hit up a local mall (in Urbandale) and took the kiddos to see the ever-anticipated Cars 2!
The kids playing with their new Cars from the movie while at dinner.
Sunday morning, we loaded up and headed toward MN! Btw- these wireless headphones are freaking amazing. Worth every penny. (Ethan left, Andrew right)
We finally arrived at Cap’n Butch and Miss Juli’s awesome cabin on Gull Lake.
Joe and his family spent many summers here- so it was surreal for him to watch his own kids enjoying every second of it.
Picture perfect, right? I LOOOOVE this shot.
Cap’n Butch and Miss Juli were amazing hosts! Especially taking in our rowdy foursome!!!
They had converted their garage to a bar and upstairs living quarters where we stayed. It was incredible! Sav, riding a saddle here--- yeeee haw!
The close town of Nisswa, MN is adorable! Such a cute little shopping town. Here we are, gathered around big Blue!
The boys were of course, infatuated with the choo choo train.
My very own little Punky Brewster
3 for 1 special on the ole 25 cent rides…
Me and the hunny, on the only afternoon we were able to wear jackets…it was hot after that! COME ON MINNESOTA! I was soooo looking forward to some cooler weather!
Beautiful giant creature that wanted to have lunch with us
NERDS: Joe, Dan, Dids
My little munchkins wanted to join in on the fun. Sav, nice beard.
Ahhh yes, Zorbaz…the MEXICAN and PIZZA joint. I was more than curious to try out this place! Ha.
Awesome pizza! And I love that anywhere we go now, the kids sit at their own table (and yes, they actually behave!) Its SO nice.
Kate, Juli, Dids, and Butch! Love these guys!!!
More 25 cent games…the kids are addicted to them.
And that’s it for the first couple of days! Next up, fun in the sun on the gorgeous Gull Lake! The quads’ first trip on a boat!