After packing enough stuff to last us for a 5 day trip, we were on our way at about 10am. Owen was so excited the whole way over to see all the trucks and buses... And big brother Bai! He made it all the way to Leavenworth (2 hours) without a sleeping and was happy as a clam. The other babe did not make a peep!
We got to Leavenworth and visited our friend Damian in his awesome chocolate shop and Owen got a bunch of chocolate from him. Pretty much amazing for the kid. After that we headed to see Bailey, Owen's hero. We took Bai home and Owen fell asleep...he was so sad when he woke up and Bai wasn't there anymore (heartbreaking!)
We then made our way up to jesse's house where we hung with friends for a few hours until we were nearing massive meltdown from Owen due to a dismal nap (45 min) earlier. We left around 6pm for the 2.5 hour drive home. It went about as expected. Owen screamed for part of it, but really only about 15 minutes total (we have mastered the art of "keep toddler's mind distracted.") We stopped at one point to feed Bennett and Owen got to play football with poppy, which was a nice distraction. At one point before this, both kids were screaming which was really fun! By the time we got home, Owen was just beyond tired and poor kid just melted down. Then we fed him sugar and kept him up just for the hell of it....I KID. He went straight to bed. Of course.
All in all it was a really good day. Owen had a blast seeing everyone, as did we. I'm sure I could say the same about baby B but really he was pretty indifferent and slept through most of it. Both kids really traveled amazingly well, all things considered, so we are glad we made the trip. With that, we are crashing into bed!