We also took the boys to Riley (as in James Whitcomb Riley) Park in Greenfield. We brought Harold along with us and he enjoyed getting to see the boys play and run free for a while. Luke got some sliding out of his system and there were these little spinner things that made the boys so dizzy but they thought it was so much fun. We all got a kick out of how they couldn't even walk after they got off! Luke didn't care too much for getting dizzy.
After our stop in Greenfield, we headed further north to Warsaw to visit with Grandma Lana and Kurt's 3 brothers. We had a yummy lunch at a park in town and the boys' got to play with their cousins, Jonah and Annabelle for a few hours. It was great for us to get to see Jonah and Annabelle too. They have grown so much since we last saw them. Jonah is just a man on a mission and couldn't be any cuter. Annabelle has such a sweet little personality and is absolutely the girl version of Brett! Kurt got to spend some time catching up with his brothers and Mom. Our boys' had fun climbing, sliding, playing basketball, playing in the sand and swinging. And swinging, and swinging, and swinging. I think I pushed Luke on the baby swing for over an hour. It was around nap time and the swing faced a lake so I think he was entranced. Every time I asked him if he wanted to go do something else he would say in his cute little voice "no." Later that evening we enjoyed dinner at Hacienda with Lana.
We also had fun swimming a couple of times at the hotel. Blake has become a pro at jumping to his Daddy off the edge. Even Luke got in on the action with his little "I jump!"
Then after a leisurely Friday morning, we hit the road back home. We decided to drive straight through this time (11 hours). It wasn't TOO bad. We had a few "moments"...like having to quickly stick a diaper on Blake while we were driving through stop 'n go Chicago traffic because, of course, that was the moment when he had to "pee really, really bad." So, we made it back...safe and sound. We had a great time, but were glad to sleep in our own beds again. The boys have had lots of fun today playing and not being confined to their car seats! :)