For Spring Break, I took the kiddos to visit my hometown and family. I haven't really traveled too much since being pregnant, so I was so excited to get out and visit people and explore. We drove the six hours seamlessly and visited and enjoyed the beautiful weather and blossoms (while dad stayed home and worked- poor guy). I took the kids to some of my favorite places growing up and we had a nice walk around the town, stopping for lunch and a stroll through the park. Mr. C took some photos of the babe and I one fine afternoon too. I have wanted some with the little chub, so I was very pleased... plus I needed some updated head shots.
We stayed with my in-laws and Dennis and Miss B rode horses. They are both horse lovers and were in heaven. Miss B is fearless and is pretty much a natural with horses (it's cuz she's so bossy). Dennis loves them as well and even managed to stay on when the horse ran with him a couple of times, and it's a good thing he didn't fall off because he had a bruised sternum from falling/jumping off the top bunk already...goodness boys keep me on my toes. You can imagine how painful hiccups were for him!
For our St. Patrick's Day breakfast, I made Irish pancakes and we ate them with the traditional lemon juice and sugar (plus blueberries). For dinner, my mom and I had planned to make Pesto Pizza and some other festive and green goodies, but we ended up visiting with my cousin and her kids at the river and it got late and we were having a blast so we heated up some leftover Enchilada Casserole instead, ha! Sometimes that just happens...and you eat Mexican food on St. Patrick's Day. :)
We also went hiking, went out to lunch and visited with some good friends at the park that day. In fact, I still can't believe what we accomplished over five days. We saw my parents and in-laws, two sets of grandparents, one aunt and uncle, three of my husband's siblings and kids, four cousins and some of their kids and two of my long-time friends. And we had a lot of pleasant non-hurried down time where the kids walked to the store for frozen yogurt and we sat on the front porch watching the world go by. I'm still not quite sure how that all happened. We must have been in a time warp or something. Either way it was marvelous.
So to fill up an extra long weekend thoroughly, make sure to visit a plethora of family, have a family barbecue, visit friends at the park, go hiking, eat donuts, go on a few walks, ride horses, take pictures, get frozen yogurt and help grandpa feed the cows. And play at the river for a few hours with cousins.