Saturday, July 4, 2009

Trip to Waco

We made a trip to Waco the weekend of June 26. It was sort of a last minute decision to go so that Andy could attend the funeral of his Great Aunt Kat. It was a long journey to Texas. We did not leave until around 7 pm. Poor Andy was not feeling well, so it was a really long trip. We spent the night in Plano and made it to Waco on Saturday morning. Andy went to the service while I stayed on the farm with the girls. Our girls are not very good at being still and quiet, especially after having been in a car for so long. This was the best arrangement! Saturday evening the girls and I went out on the boat with Nanny and Papa. Andy was still not feeling well, and being on a boat would not have helped matters at all.

Kayla was very excited, but a little nervous, when Papa let her "drive the boat."

Caroline just enjoyed the ride.

Kayla is more relaxed and having a great time.

Papa got Kayla all set up to do some serious fishing.

Caroline also thought she was fishing.

She had no idea there was no hook or worm on her pole.
About the time Papa got the fishing gear set up, the girls were bored. Kayla wanted to swim so it was time to hook up the tube. Kayla and Papa got the first ride.

They may not have been smiling if they had known who was driving the boat...

Next it was Caroline's turn.

This is Kayla pretending to be bored while Papa and Caroline are on the tube.
More Papa and Caroline
They finished the ride. Caroline really enjoyed it. However, once her lifejacket was wet all she wanted to do was go back to the truck. She did NOT like having that wet life jacket on.
Kayla decided she was brave enough to go by herself.

She loved every second of it.

Here are some little clips of each of their rides.

It was a good (quick) weekend. Luckily Andy was feeling better by the time we got back. But for some reason the trip home still took us 7 hours. This was our first road trip since Caroline has been potty trained.

We are looking forward to going back to Waco in August for a longer weekend.


Jenny said...

Great post... read just like a story. I love Kayla's video. The first words out of her mouth, "little bit faster." She's a brave girl- no fear!

Glad you got to make the trip. I know it was a short time there and a long travel both ways. Next time you need to plan to stay longer!

darlene said...

Great job with the pictures and story -- almost like being there.

We had as much fun as the girls and look forward to doing it again -- with Andy included.

Brandy said...

great pictures. looks like fun for an impromptu visit.

Sheila said...

Very cute pics! Can't wait for you to scrap those! :) Lake pics are always my favorite! And how did you let your babies go on the tube? Oh my goodness!!! LOL! Looks like a great time!

Amy and Steve said...

Looks like they had so much fun! I'm glad you all got to go and enjoy your weekend. Too bad Andy was sick. Next time, travel a little further into Texas!!

When are you going in August, we're thinking of making a quick trip to OK before school starts!

sunni said...

What a fun trip! Boats are so much fun!!