A few weeks ago, Conner and I went on a trip with the mom's club that I am in. We went to Grand Rapids to the Children's Gardens at Meijer Gardens (I don't know the official name, something like this though). I highly recommend that if you haven't been there, that you check it out. We had a great time. I was so glad that things went smoothly and Conner behaved all day. (We have been having some behavior problems lately). I was a little worried about Conner staying dry (because we are still working on potty training) but he did great in the car for the 2 1/2 hours - stopping once. We had lunch when we got there and then walked around this giant sculpture park. We took a tram ride to look around at the whole place and then spent HOURS in the water feature for kids. Conner had the best time and I just let him play as long as he wanted. He was soaked...thank goodness I had a change of clothes. The place closed before we even had a chance to finish looking around. This will definitely be on our list of places to go to next summer (hopefully with the whole family next time). We went to dinner with our great friend that Conner absolutely adores and got to see her new apartment before heading back home. Conner fell sound asleep in the car and stayed asleep until the next morning.
Anyway, like I said earlier, we went on our "test run" road trip (because in a few months, we are going on a much longer trip). We drove to the Wisconsin Dells. It's about an 8 hour trip for us. We actually left on Saturday (the day after our trip to Grand Rapids) but didn't need to be there until Sunday. So we stopped outside of Chicago so we could go to the Lego Discovery Center. Total flop. Conner loves legos so we thought he would think this was so cool...but it was dark and loud and crowded and Conner hated it. Just when we think we can do something normal, we have an experience like this that tosses us back in to reality. We woke up the next morning and finished our trip to Wisconsin. Conner loved the water parks. Our hotel was humongous, with 4 indoor and 3 outdoor waterparks. Conner visited all of them and had a great time with new friends. It was so great for us to see old friends that I have known for so long. I wish we lived closer so we wouldn't have to catch up on years and years. Both the kids loved all the extra attention.
The next day, Conner started at his new school...which has to be a post all in itself.