Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Today we got up bright and early to a wonderful breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and eggs!! Thanks Deanna!! We were on the road by 8:30am headed to Ann Arbor, MI to visit Uncle Tim and Aunt April. We had extra time to stop and smell the roses so to speak. We wanted to get there a little after 5pm when they would be getting home from work. There was a HUGE Ikea just north of Cincinnati. They have 1hr of free childcare to shop!!! One of many reasons to LOVE Ikea J I found some fun stuff and picked the kids up after exactly 1hr. We went out to the van to check in with Daddy. Then we all went back in to shop together for an hour. All I can say is it’s a good thing there isn’t an Ikea near by and that we don’t have much space in the van J
We divided a bag of Swedish Fish for lunch and got back on the road. After about an hour of driving we stopped at Wendy’s for a real lunch. The boys even got to get Frostys for dessert!!
As we were getting closer to Ann Arbor I noticed we had 30min -1hr to spare. We drove past a sign for a candle outlet so we took the exit at Dundee, MI. The downtown has lots of unique shops that would be super fun without little hands. We spent 30min in Swan Creek Candle Co. and I’m sure they were very happy to see us leave. I bought some fun stuff including supply to pour your own candles in the empty jars from used up candles. The lady checking us out asked if she could put matches in the bag for me. I said that probably wouldn’t be a good idea, but thanks. We were on our way with 30min of driving left. When we got on I 94 I told the boys to put on shoes as we were only 15 min away. They asked if that was a long time or not. I said it was short and Joey pipes up, “Mom why can’t you just drive in super fast speed?” Our total miles for the day 364 miles. Total miles for the trip so far 3,916!! I better get the oil changed while in Ann Arbor.
We got to meet Simon for the first time and warmed up to us very quickly. He is 110% boy and fearless. I think I will catch up on my missing work out tossing him in the air. He likes to tell Aunt Amy the following phrases: more, more; again, again; higher, higher!! Ian and Alan hit it off and were chatting away over pizza as well.
Pictures from our Michigan Travels are HERE.