Usually when Greg has a game in St. George, he heads home afterwards and gets in around 2 a.m. This time, his partner wanted to go early and stay later. Since Greg knew he would be driving by himself, we turned it into a family adventure. It is even more fun, knowing it is our last road trip as a family of four!
Lynnie actually asked for and nibbled on a roll while we were driving.
She took off her glasses because she said she was going to take a nap.
This is the first time the girls remember staying in a hotel room. Ellie thought we were going to be camping. She saw a Phineas & Ferb episode once where they went to a hotel in Africa, and they stayed in tents. So when we said we were going to a hotel, she imagined how it would look. When we got to the hotel, she immediately unpacked and organized all of her things very carefully.
I tried to convince Lynnie to take some pictures in the hotel room.
After getting settled, it was time to go to Greg's game.
Greg sat with us for a few minutes while the girls game was going on, then he needed to go get ready. We got a kids meal, which had a hot dog (Lynnie ate that), popcorn, an airhead, and Life Water. Ellie also had Doritos. Definitely the dinner of champions.
Lynnie pretended to be a puppy for most of the evening. She ate her popcorn that way, too!
The girls entertained themselves very well. We danced in the aisles and went potty 5 times, and watched the game (a little), and ran up and down our row, and played on the electronics. At this point, Ellie had one earbud from Lynnie's movie in her ear, and headphones for the phone while playing a game. Talk about multi-tasking!
Lynnie was not very happy about the earbud headphones, so kind Ellie switched with her.
After the game, we got a real dinner at Applebee's before heading back to the hotel. Around 11:15, we finally got the girls in bed. I told them to pretend to be asleep so I could take a picture.
The next morning we took advantage of the free breakfast. Lynnie always enjoys bananas.
Ellie and Daddy went first, while I finished getting ready and woke Lynnie up. By the time we got down for breakfast, Ellie was done eating. She entertained us by wandering around the breakfast and lobby areas.
Then it was time to pack up and head home. The girls loved carrying their things. And they looked so grown up!
I caught this on one of our bathroom stops. Dads are important!
Ellie succumbed and had a nap on the way home. She was listening to "Mamma Mia" by the A*Teens. Over and over and over again.
Lynnie loved watching movies on the iPad.
Some sisterly love at Cafe Rio on our lunch stop.