This past Sunday morning before church, we loaded up the car with some overnight essentials and lunch for a picnic the next day. Destination: Asheville, NC. Purpose: Laugh, hike, explore.
According to Micah's Sunday school teacher, he said, on multiple occasions, "I'm going to the mountains today and I'm so excited to hike to the top!" Needless to say, when I picked him up from his class he nearly burst through the door and exclaimed, "Is it time to go now? I'm so excited!"
It's important to note that while Micah was talking, Annalyse was screaming for more Goldfish crackers and Grady Lee was using his Sunday school craft of "Salmon, the strongest man ever who can push over buildings" to punch the wall in an effort to tip it over. Yes, he did say Salmon and yes, he was serious in his attempts to knock the wall down. This, friends, is why I'm positive people flinch when they see my family coming toward the church doors.
Once we were all in the car, we opted for Firehouse Subs for lunch. Kids eat free on Sunday and the boys had firemen hats to wear for the long car ride. Win.
About an hour into the trip the view of mountains came into sight. Not much autumn color just yet, but I was hopeful there would be more as we got further into the mountains.
Animals. Bugs. Outside. Climbing. Jumping. Petting. Goodness, my vacations have certainly changed since having kids.
Looking at the animals took a temporary backseat once my boys discovered the otter slide. They were up and down and up and down again and again.
While Grady and I got settled into our hotel rooms, the boys immediately claimed which bed was theirs and assumed attack positions for an all-out pillow fight. I thought about apologizing to guests next door, and in every other room down the hall for that matter, but since it was just nearing 7:00 pm I assumed quiet hours weren't yet in place.
A full day and a fun day! The kids slept soundly until 8:15 the next morning when we all began the dash of getting dressed and down to breakfast before 9:00 am when it closed. But tomorrow's adventures are another story so I'll save those for another post. Stay tuned.