Friday, February 24, 2012

Vacation Wrap-Up

So we did it, we finally took a family vacation. Well it was a honeymoon, vacation, big ole field trip all rolled into one. We had a blast, the kids had a blast, and it was just nice to get away. Where did we go? We went to Knoxville. We wanted to take the kids there so they could see it, before we made that definite decision to move. It has been made we will be moved to Knoxville before the end of the year. It was so nice there, and in the week we were there, I met a fellow homeschooling mom and found out where all the cool homeschool kids hang out. Would you believe that it is at the library? :-)
My grandma drove up from Chattanooga for the day on Saturday and we went to the zoo. It was a nice zoo with a variety of animals. Jade loved all the animals and knew most of them by name and had to tell them hello and goodbye all the while never letting go of my grandma's hand. (I enjoyed watching my grandma more than the kids, because it was her first time going to a zoo. The kids were teaching her about the animals instead of the other way around, made me happy and proud)
Then we did a lot of site seeing, there is just a over abundance of stuff to do it that town. They have an awesome book store that sells used books (McKay's of Knoxville, or Chattanooga, or Nashville). I picked up a book full of 3rd grade worksheets for just 10 dollars. Plus a book of brain teasers for 3 dollars. We left with three bags of books and only paid 29 dollars. And most of those books came out of the free bin!!! Free is always awesome.
Next was a trip to the children's museum. Once again, this was a first time trip for Jade who was in love with the life size doll house and cried when it was time to leave. And when I mean cried, the poor thing cried the entire 20 mins it took us to get from the museum to the resturant for lunch. She was pitiful.
Noah and Abigail loved the zoo and the museum but the highlight of their trip was visiting Daddy's friends. Daddy's friends have kids that are around their ages and they were able to go just crazy and act like monkeys that had just escaped the zoo LOL
Daddy and I got a night to ourselves at Books A Million (we both had homework to do and the Wi-Fi at the hotel wasn't cutting it). So we did homework over a cup of coffee!
All in all it was a very productive and relaxing trip, noone wanted to come home when it was time. And we are counting down the days til we get to move there!
Until then, back to the day to day around here!!! WooHoo!!!