Apparently I didn't take enough pictures when we were in Branson. My sister took more, so here's her blogs of our trip to Branson. First half and second half.
But here are the pictures I do have.
Driving up, I went with my sister and her girls and my boy. J and my dad took turns driving up the motorcycle. It's a 3 hour ride give or take depending on stops.
They wore plenty of sunscreen and had tons of bugs hit their legs, arms, faces...you shoulda seen the wipe after wiping off ONE of J's shins!!! EWWWWW!!!!
This is my 12 year old nephew with my dad. Terrifying. I'm just glad it wasn't my child. I'd be having a panic attack.
The play pen they brought us was fabulous! It came with a cover thing for the entire play pen. Not just a sheet, but a big, fitted cover for the sides, netting, in and out. Pretty cool.
Thursday, we drove up, got there at about 4, and swam.
The pool is fabulous.
Zero entry with little fountains at the top, a shallow cove to the right with a net for volleyball, a shallow center for visiting and playing, another shallow cove behind Jonas for basketball (the hoop isn't there, but you can see the lines on the bottom of the pool) and then a deeper part further back. It is a very fun place. there's a HUGE kiddy pool up behind the umbrellas and it's all fenced in, zero entry, fountains, rocks. Pretty cool. We hung out there when they had to close the pool and shock it...ew.
Friday, MMae, Liz, Mom and I did water aerobics and went shopping.
The aerobics were cool. I liked it.
There are 2 outlet malls in Branson. It was fun! A nice getaway with cheap stuff!
I got this huge bear from the Disney store for $4!!
And it looks just like C, doesn't it?? :)
Friday was also my Squishy's birthday! She turned 7!
We had yummy cake, opened crazy dolls that 7 year olds like, played some games, and J and I started watching Oz the Great and Powerful.
Side note, it's really nice to have a baby monitor when you are staying only a floor apart from your parents, so we took the receiver end with us when C went to bed. It was fantastic not to have to sit there bored with him while he slept. :)
Saturday, J and I decided we were leaving the hotel a little more, so we pulled people into doing what we wanted to do. :)
We went mini golfing at the Pirate's Cove.
I got 3 hole in ones!! Bam!!!
we split up into two groups so that us stroller people could take the smoother, non-stair route
Then we went to lunch with the whole crowd at Mel's Hard Luck diner. At this place, your waiters and waitresses sing for you. It's kinda cool. They have a list of songs you can choose from and then you ask them to and they turn on the karaoke machine and sing to you! Lu chose "Part of Your World" from Little Mermaid. It was pretty cool. Even the cook sang!!
The village the restaurant is in has some cool shops and sights. Here's a Humongous Rocking Chair.
A new foot picture. :)
After the awesome lunch, we went go-karting!!!
For pictures, go HERE because she took pictures while I drove. :)
But here's EJ snoozing peacefully after we went on the Woody track. It's a 4 story track made of wood. Pretty cool. I took Lu with me (Almost 5 year old niece) and she loved it, but I think she gripped her steering wheel like her life depended on it. :)
Buzzing. C started buzzing on this trip and loved the sound and the feeling. It was cute.
C with his adoring cousins
Saturday night, we played silly silly games in Gma and Gpa's room. Fluffy bunnies, Bubble blowing contests, talent show... It was great fun. I am so thankful for my awesome family. They are silly, friendly, insane, and wonderful.
On the way back to Little Rock, C and I went with Mom and Sam and Dad and J.
J and Dad and Sam alternated driving/riding.
C really likes his uncle Sam.
I'm excited to go back though! Maybe I can convince my parents to extend my trip at Thanksgiving...(hint hint!!)