We made it back back home safe and sound. Andrew and I had to laugh once we got home because I think our brains were so focused on making sure we had all three kids with us at all times that it made us lose our mind with everything else. We lost our computer and iPad on the way there and on the way home we left a suitcase in the elevator (luckily all things have been found and we will get them back soon). Our rental car also got hit in a parking lot and we didn’t get the drivers info (we should have paid for the extra insurance ?). We also bought tickets for the wrong thing on the wrong day. It was all more than worth it though. There was some serious bonding that happened on the trip (especially with Knox and Skye… it was adorable), a lot of great memories were made and five days all together felt amazing.
Skye dove head first into my cinnamon roll yesterday morning.
And somehow all three kids fell asleep on the plane.
Skye loves to rub her blanket on her nose when she is trying to fall asleep.
The way to California was a different story… Keeping an 18 month old entertained on an airplane is very interesting. I’m amazed by everyone that does it for longer flights and with more little ones.
I have a few more pictures from our trip that I’ll share because I only took one picture once we got home yesterday!
*We went to an Angels game with Andrew’s family while we were in California! Brooke fell asleep on my lap but Skye and Knox had a great time.
*I think Brooke got in a few miles while at the beach… Running on the sand is no joke.
*I’ve had a few people ask me if Legoland was worth it. Brooke and Knox both absolutely loved it but I also think they are the perfect age for Legoland. I feel like once they get a little older they won’t love it as much. As for Andrew and me, we are happy that we went but Disney is by far our #1. We also ended up standing in more lines at Legoland compared to Disney. I think everyone was afraid to go to Disney because of the new Star Wars attractions and avoided the park so we walked right on to a lot of rides at Disneyland.
But if your kids are like Knox and Brooke then put Legoland on your list.
*While we were at Legoland we randomly bumped into my sister’s best friend and their family!
*Skye did really well at Legoland too but we also found that she can ride way more rides at Disney vs Legoland.
*The weather was absolutely perfect while we were there.
*And maybe someday Skye will like the beach.
*This is how Skye let’s us know she is ready to go out and do things… she brings us her shoes to put on her and then stares at us until we get up and go.
The other day Jen, Emilee and I were talking about how we have labeled ourselves to be something as far as running goes and how we want to break free from that. It wasn’t until this conversation that I realized how much I have really done this with my running. I knew for 8 years I was capable of a 2:59 but I have always told myself that’s kind of where it stops. That’s as good as I will get. Those girls that run faster times than that were runners for different colleges or they have way more muscle or they are capable of training more etc etc. I labeled myself a 2:59 (which I am very proud of) but stopped my dreaming there for a very long time.
Why in the world would I label myself or put a limit on my potential?
Take a minute and think about the labels you have given yourself with your running. Are those labels holding you back? Are they making you believe that you don’t belong or that you can’t get better than X time in a race? I think when we remove the limits/labels we randomly choose to give ourselves, we are going to be surprised. I have officially taken away any and all labels from my running besides ‘strong and capable of great things.’ I think you should too.
What labels have you given yourself with your running and are they holding you back?
GPS for your car… Waze, Google Maps or other?
-Andrew and I need your help to figure out which one is better because we both feel very strongly about which one is better. He won’t let me tell you which one I prefer until after we see your answers.
Who has been to Legoland? What were your thoughts?
What is the longest flight you have ever been on?