Thanks to some friends of ours who gave us a hotel room they weren't going to use, we got to have a spur-of-the-moment little getaway to Nauvoo this week. After doing the math (three kids + three hours in the car) we decided it was time to invest in a portable DVD player for the boys, and we were glad we did! Doesn't Peter look happy?Aunt Katie arrived just before us. She will be working up there for a few months, so this was also a chance to get to go see her. Here is the awesome view from her house:
And here she is with her favorite (and only) niece.
Benjamin was especially excited to see her!
I think Nora might get her aunt's beautiful auburn hair!
We hopped over to the Nauvoo pageant that night. It was a really nice production, but the boys got tired and hot rather quickly, so we didn't stay long.
The next day while Aunt Katie started her training, we met up with some friends from home. Kenny and Krista are some of the nicest people, and are great with the boys!
It was nice to get out of the house and walk around a little.
Nora also enjoyed the walks. She slept almost the entire day. We got to hear a funny story about Leonora's namesake while we were there. It made me like her name even more.By lunch time, Peter had decided to take a nap too.
We had a few more minutes with Katie during her lunch break before heading back. It was so fun to see her!
And then of course Peter's nap was over right after we got back on the road. We thought he was entertained in the back seat with the DVD player and a bag of pretzels. But then this is what we found. The kid was swimming in pretzels. :) We had a great time!