Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Our Trip - Part 2

After Nate and Amanda's wedding was over, we hung out on Sunday morning with the extended family that had come from all over. We swam in the hotel pool, had lunch, and just enjoyed talking and catching up with everyone.

After lunch on Sunday, we took off to Tulsa to visit our long time friends Matt and Erika. Matt went to high school with me and Caleb. When he was dating Erika, I instantly liked her and knew we'd be good friends.

We had a great time in Tulsa. Erika is quite the cook! Everything she cooks or bakes is incredibly beautiful and delicious! I've told her this before, but she should definitely open her own restaurant. I know everyone would love her food.

Both Tulsa and Kansas City were incredibly HOT and HUMID! Caleb and I are such wimps when it comes to hot, humid weather. We definitely like cooler weather and air conditioning. :)

We did our best to stay cool. Luckily, Matt and Erika's neighbor had a pool and we used it as much as possible. Monday was spent having a slow, relaxing day at Matt and Erika's and we used the neighbor's pool and found other ways to keep the little ones cool. :)





Matt and Caleb caught up on some much needed guy-time and went out to lunch while the little ones napped. Erika and I had fun catching up at lunch too. Monday evening was a ton of fun! After putting the kiddos to bed, Erika made some fun shakes that just tasted like summer. The four of us enjoyed the drinks while we played games. Erika and I are both big fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, so we plopped ourselves in front of the TV and watched together (much to our husband's dismay).

Tuesday morning we headed to the Tulsa Zoo. It sounded like a great idea, and we really did have a great time for the most part, but the heat got to us and we weren't able to stay very long. Not to mention that we forgot our double stroller back home so Caleb had Ellie on his back and I had Ethan in the front carrier the whole time. Not the best idea when it's incredibly hot and humid outside.

Here's Ellie having the time of her life at the petting zoo.






So, after we couldn't take the heat any longer we went to Chick-fil-A for lunch. Elliana had fun talking to the Chick-fil-A cow. :)

Tuesday evening was a lot like Monday evening. Erika made delicious drinks and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Matt and Caleb played some more games and Erika and I opted to watch some more of The Bachelorette and Mean Girls. We were up waaaay too late that night.

Sadly, Wednesday we headed for home. This may not sound like the most fun vacation of all time, but it was relaxing and we had a wonderful time.


I simply had to add a photo of Ethan from the trip. He's so sweet!

4 comments:

Ali Thompson said...

Ethan looks a lot like Caleb in that picture.

Courtney said...

Is it just me or does Ellie look like she's 5 in those pool pictures? Tell her to STOP growing up so quickly.
And I love vacations like that, just relaxing and visiting with friends. Sounds perfect to me too!

Jenn @ Knee-Deep in Munchkin Land said...

Ethan is the freakin' identical twin of Caleb. Wow! =) It looks like you all had a wonderful time and I'm glad you got to spend some time with Matt and Erika.

And I especially love that Elliana is such a brave little girl. She is too cute!

Momof4Girls said...

Thanks for sharing your photos and more about the trip, Christine! I LOVE those pictures of Ellie and Ethan! So glad you had fun! =)
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