Friday morning, we hit up the breakfast buffet and splash park at Great Wolf, then headed back to Nana and Tata’s for lunch and naps. They fought it hard, but finally gave in, and we got them up in time to head into town for First Fridays and the Fourth of July celebration.
Hands down our favorite stop was the used bookstore.
We had a super yummy dinner at a Mexican restaurant and went to the park where they were showing The Lego Movie, which my kids were drawn to like a moth to a flame even though they’ve seen it a thousand times. Then we snagged our spot and saw some really great fireworks! It took us a hot minute to get outta there, and the kids were wired (due to forced nap, ha!). We were all in Nana’s car, and Tata was riding in the back back, every time he said anything, Lu would say “Don’t talk, Little Mango!” Thus, the nickname Little Mango was born. She proceeded to call him Little Mango for the rest of the weekend. “Where’s Little Mango?” “Little Mangooooo!” Ha, it was hilarious!
Saturday, we hung out at Nick’s sister’s house for a bit, then headed to the park for a picnic with Nick’s extended family. Z and Lu had a blast with all the kiddos!
Lu totally crashed at dinner, so they called it a night a bit early, and we stayed up and visited a bit more with family.
Sunday came way too soon! We left around lunchtime, and while we made much better time on the way home, we still stopped at Wal-mart for road food and rewards/toys, had to get gas a couple times, and made it all the way to Hartselle, Alabama before we had to stop for dinner. Can’t beat Cracker Barrel on a long road trip!
The last hour or so was ROUGH and we got home just in time to hit the bed. I was so proud of the kids though, overall they did fantastic! That’s it until next time….