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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Family Road Trip - Day 12: Happy Thanksgiving in HOT HOT Florida

I was so drained yesterday, tired from going 190% for what seems like forever, so I asked Mr. Rogue to do both of my Little Roses night feedings. Of course I still woke up when she started grunting that she was hungry, but I was able to nudge the man and fall blissfully back asleep. So I woke up this morning feeling like a million bucks. AHHHHH sleep. I love it more than ever.

Mr. Rogue may have been a little more tired and less rested than he would have liked but I was SO THANKFUL. Mom made Mr. Rogue, as a special thanks, a huevo ranchero breakfast burrito. Which he totally loved.

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Once breakfast was over we started opening gifts. You see my parents and Mr. Rogue’s parents live in different states so early in our marriage I worked out a system, we see my family one year for thanksgiving and Mr. Rogue’s family one year for Christmas… and then the next year we flip. It has worked out really well, and the in laws families are now on the same schedule. And so we are here in Florida, spending thanksgiving this year with my family, and since we won’t be seeing them for Christmas we are opening our gifts today.

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It was totally awesome because my Little Cricket was really really into opening gifts, and helping everyone else open theirs. It was super cute. And the best part, my kid, like every kid on the planet, loved his boxes that the toys came in almost as much as the toys themselves. KIDS!?!?!

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My mom and dad are hippies and travel across United States in an RV. Mom might have a small tiny little kitchen but she can still rock out a killer (with all the fixins) Thanksgiving meal; the turkey was cooked in a crockpot no less. Mr. Rogue and I filled our plates up high (two plates for me so nothing would get overcrowded and touch). My Little Cricket is still being a super picky eater so he had mac and cheese and my Little Rose is still on a liquid diet so she chewed on her frozen teething ring.

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After dinner we lazed around. It was raining outside and with not much else to do my parents put on my Little Crickets new favorite movie. Our theme movie for the week, the Lego movie… everything is awesome. SIGH. To shake it up we also watched Frozen. And then we went back to our little cabin and we all crashed exhausted into bed at 8PM… big partiers that’s what we are.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Family Road Trip - Day 11: Witte’s Museum

We woke this morning dreading that we had to move. With the holidays we had to book our cabin in two parts. One for three days and then the other for four days, when I booked there just wasn’t availability for us to stay at one. Total pain in the ass. I had been going into the office as we pass by every day and yet they still couldn’t keep us in the same cabin. Thankfully this morning there was a last minute cancellation and HURRAH we don’t have to move.

We celebrated with the time I had set aside to pack and move with investigating the old barn and playing at yet another park. Life is grand.

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Since we were still in the middle of somewhat-nowhere we had limited choices on what to do today. It was a cooler day, we expected rain, so indoors was a must. In the end we decided to check out Whitte’s Museum. Sadly half of it was closed due to construction. It was still enough to explore, and I learned way too much about cowboys and spurs.

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Since the museum didn’t offer a ton of things for my Little Cricket to get his energy out, and since we knew it would take a while to get back home, we popped into a local park so he could get some of his wiggles out. I always get complimented on how great my kids are. And yes they are great kids. But I also make sure that I try to set them up for success. For instance I wanted my Little Cricket to sit in the car on the way home, which could take an hour or more, and so I let him run and be free for a while before I required that of him.

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