So my mom has a new job in Asheville,NC. This has meant a lot of driving back and forth for her which hasn't been so fun. So, she recently started renting a bigger place (until their house sells), and invited us all up for the weekend. We were excited to get away for the weekend, it was much needed!!
Her house is beautiful and has an incredible view......which I took no pictures of, sorry! But, it's really IN THE MOUNTAINS. Like gravel roads, Trees and everything! She loves it up there and so does my dad! And they look foreword to getting their house sold so they can buy something.
But, as with any "road trip" with three girly's.....there is surely DRAMA to follow.....enter drama queen number 1, The Kennyboo:
This is how she spent her time on the way up there......stuffing her face with as much candy as possible and endlessly talking. And, I've noticed lately that this MUST be a phase, please dear Lord let it be a phase, but she likes to narrate her life! Goes a little like this:
"I sita in my car seat"
"Momma, I eata my gum"
"Ook! Big BUS!"
"I taka my shoes offa"
"Sissy not sleeping"
"Ook! BIG BUS" (this was in reference to EVERY TRUCK WE PASSED)
"I eata my gum"
"I drinka my juice"
"I no wika dis movie"
"De Isy Bisy PIDER went up da water spout, Down came da wain and washed da pider out!!!" (OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER)
"Mommy, I sing Isy Bisy Pider!" .......ya think Kennedy??? Oh my.
Enter drama queen number 2: The Hopie. The child has the SMALLEST BLADDER in the world!! Five minutes after we get on the road: "Mommy, um.....are we almost there? I think I gotta go."
Enter drama queen number 3: The Taylor. "Hopie, QUIT LOOKING AT ME. I am not something you are allowed to stare at!"
SO after THREE LONG hours in the car we finally made it up there! We were so glad to see the Mimi and Popa! The girl's immediately wanted to try out Mimi's hot tub! So they did and Kennedy informed us over and over, "Is to HOT!". They went to sleep very quickly as they were all so tired!
The next day we headed up to the great attraction of Thomas the Train! We got our golden tickets and headed on board!
Here is Kris and the Kennyboo, she's saying "All Adord!" (all aboard!) Thank you woman in red shirt for ruining my precious picture! ugh.
Who's got their tickets???? "I gotta my ticket Mommy!"
Hopie's Got her ticket!
The train ride was fun for the girls. They got to hear the story played out of Thomas the Train. And now the Kennyboo LOVES to sit in the car with her toy train that her mimi bought her and say over and OVER and over and OVER "I dik I can, I dik I can, I dik I can..." Thank you Mimi.
After the train ride the girl's go to play in the little booths they have for the kids. They had a great time!
Taylor and Hopie with the bear! Notice no Kennyboo in the picture.......she was scared! "He get me! Mommy, He try an get me!"
Kennedy anxiously awaits her turn for a ballon!!
The next day, Sunday, my dad really wanted us all to go and check out Ghost Town in The Sky. But the Kennyboo was in a MOOOOOD. So my mom graciously offered to stay back with her so she could have a good nap and some down time. We got there and it was beautiful! The weather was just awesome! And this place was really cool.
Here are the girls standing in line to go up, can you see how high that chair lift goes???!!! WOW! Notice the LOVELY look on drama queen number 3's face. Tender moments ya'll........"Taylor! SMILE NOW!!"
Here is my dad and Taylor on the way up! Sorry it's so blurry! I don't know what happened! But you can't drive up, you have to take the chair lift which was a lot of fun! The views were just INCREDIBLE!! It was soooo pretty up there!
And here is Kris and the girl's an a ride at the top!They had a lot of fun riding the rides, seeing the shows and just enjoying the nice day! But, I noticed something about my stomach. I just can't handle those rides anymore!!! Where has my youth gone???? (deep sighs) Good thing Kris is still young! =)
But, we had a great time and can't wait to go back again. And I leave you with this last sweet look from drama queen number 1 and please take note of pillow case over head in drama queen number 2. They were crying as we were pulling out of the driveway.......poor souls.....poor souls. =) We'll see her again.
ps-I'll leave this post up for a few days. We've got a lot going on this week so I'm not sure I'll get around to blog to much. And if you haven't voted on the poll above please do! It ends tomorrow! I love your input!