Oh yeah! The trip was 14 hours long. You read that right. 14 hours, 3 kids, 1 Grandma, and 2 dolls in one minivan! Let me tell you--Jeremy and I were very thankful for that 1 Grandma in the backseat. She was armed with an inordinate amount of patience and a bag filled with all kinds of fun things to do. She saved me a whole bunch of words on the trip!
Here are the dolls. Chocolate and Jenny. They were buckled in beside Grandma and Aliza was sure to give Grandma directions on how to care for them. Aliza's first direction was that they needed to be fed every 20 minutes. I thought the Grandma might get out of the car and walk at that point, but Aliza agreed to a feeding every 4 hours!
On our way home, we hit the pool again. This time Aliza walked across the 3 foot end of the pool by herself! She held the wall and my hand and after a few minutes she let go of my hand and then later let go of the wall. Success! We got back to where we were at the end of her first swimming lesson! Josiah continued being adventurous and Anna became so comfortable she was downright dangerous!!
We were happy to see our house at the end of the road! Today everyone is getting used to being home and not having a Grandma to cater to their every wish!