Monday, July 27, 2009

We Made It

Well, I'm sure most of you know this...or assumed, but we made it back to Holland safely. Amazingly the trip back went really well. I felt so proud to be my little boys' Mommy. They were such good kids. It was still extremely long and tiring and at times stressful, but we made it. Do you know how hard it is to fit 3 people in a tiny airplane bathroom? :)

I was even able to pull out my camera for a few quick shots on the way back. Here were a few of the favorite toys/activities I packed for the plane:

A "Magic" bug...excellent dollar store find.
The mini measuring tape distracted them for quite a while. They loved to measure things and tie things up with it.
This dollar store motorcycle was the coveted toy. Too bad I only bought one!

The small Play-doh container was lots of fun for all of us. I still love playing with Play-doh...I love the smell of it. Is that weird?

Daddy had this amazing surprise for the boys! He spent lots of time setting this up and also fixing the backyard so we now are growing grass instead of pokey weeds. In the square underneath the hut we are planning to put sand. For now the boys love digging in the dirt underneath. Maybe we'll just save money and keep the dirt!

Little bambino is growing. I had my ultrasound!!! I will scan the few pictures and then let you all know the have to wait! :)


the speers said...

CUTE!!!! Erika!!! Love it!!! I love your dollar store finds for your boys!! And your play thing in the back yard is awesome! It's so weird to see Jimmy in a coat in the middle of summer!! Love it! And your secret! what a cute bump! :D

Danielle said...

Heehee, I love the smell of play-doh too, and whenever I get it out for the boys I'm always like: "let me make something with it first!" I know, I'm so grown up huh?

Rachel said...

What a cool surprise for the kids! And you know, the dirt might be just as effective as the sand for playtime, but the sand may keep them cleaner. And since you get so much rain.... Plus the sand will end up every BUT in the box unless you train them early! (ok, maybe even with training. sigh.) I'm glad you made it back safely!