We had a fall break in October, so I decided that I would take the boys to Tuscaloosa for the week! We left VERY early when it was still dark and we got to watch the sun rise as we were on the road.
I know my grandparents really enjoyed seeing the boys for a few days because they can't really get out here to see us.
I always travel with my bouncy house because it's instant fun when there's not a lot of toys around!
I was very excited that I got to go to my favorite restaurant, Taco Casa! I dream of taco burgers and the only place I can get them is here, about 2 times a year!
My next favorite restaurant of all time is City Cafe! It's tiny and you have to wait in the longest line imaginable, but it is so worth it. It was one of our favorite college places to eat lunch!
We spent some fun time just hanging out with my grandparents.
Then I decided we should go to an Alabama game. That was a little bit hard with all 3 boys, but they were thrilled!
Luckily, Dad helped me wrangle the boys and we went to the A Club room to eat lunch before the game.
Judd and Jennie came to meet us at the A Club room as well and we all enjoyed a great meal!
We literally watched the team run in and play 1 play and then ALL the boys were just done. It was naptime and it was a long day for them, so we decided to go ahead and leave. I was sad, but it is what it is with tired kiddos.
At least we had fun for the time that we were there!
On the way out of the stadium we decided to stop off at the newly built Alpha Gamma Delta house. I had not been to Tuscaloosa in a long time, so I was shocked to see the beautiful new house. It really was amazing! I tried so hard to wrangle the boys so they wouldn't break anything or make college girls decide they didn't want to have kids one day! The new house mom invited the boys into her apartment and gave them food, candy, and let them play with her little dog! She was so kind to them. It really was so sweet of her to acknowledge that they were kids and they were going to bang on the nice piano!
I mean, what can you say? The University of Alabama does sorority houses right! It was beautiful! I'm so glad I got to run in and look around while everyone else was at the game!
Later that evening Noah just wasn't acting right and he just laid in the floor screaming and wouldn't get up and he just cried and cried. I got a little worried and decided I may need to take him to get seen somewhere and then it dawned on us that the ballgame was getting out and 80,000 fans would soon be flooding the roads of Tuscaloosa. As a last resort, we took the back roads to DCH Northport so that we could avoid most of the traffic heading to the highway. He threw up while we were at the ER and we got an X-ray of his belly just to make sure. He ended up being ok and we were back for bedtime. Poor guy!
It was a long week but a good week. As you can see, the boys passed out on my grandmother's couch one night!
Pretty soon, it was time to hit the road again. Since I was alone I had to make sure I did this trip as quickly as possible. I learned that if I packed our breakfast and lunch and then just handed it back to them, then it could save us up to 2 hours on the road and money as well. So that's what I did and it as worked out so great doing it this way. I pack everything the night before and just toss it back with some fruit and a juice box! Genius!
Arkansas bound! It was a fun fall break trip!