Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Break Vacation!

Last week was spring break for me.  I was very excited to have a whole week of no work and whole week of all Isaiah! 

On Monday morning Isaiah and I made homemade playdough and then took it to daddy's work.  Isaiah had  fun saying "Hi" (and "no", sorry Lindsay he really does like you) to Trav's co-workers.  He also had a good time playing playdough with daddy!  

Cream of Tarter Playdough Recipe

2 cups of plain flour
2 cups of colored water
1 Tbsp. of cooking oil
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup of salt

Place all of the ingredients in a medium size or large pan. Cook slowly on medium-high and stir it until the playdough thickens. Keeps best in the fridge or in a plastic container.

Concentration face, but so cute!

On Tuesday we began our road trip with Nonna.  We left Sherwood, OR around 8am and were heading to Grass Valley, CA.  The purpose of our trip was to go help my Grandma, who just had to have open heart surgery.  Our road trip included several stops which included Cottage Grove (for a second breakfast at McDonalda), Roseburg (for gas), Medford (for lunch at Wendys), and Red Bluff (for dinner at Round Table).  We arrived around 9pm to my grandma's house (however she was not home from the hospital yet).  Once again Isaiah did wonderful on our car trip!

On Wednesday we got ready and then went into town to have donuts at Grandad's favorite donut shop (I remember going to this donut shop with Grandad when I was younger). Since Grammy and Grandad live in OR, close to us now,  we didn't get share the experience with them so we made sure to take a couple pictures of Isaiah eating his donut.  He loved it!  He also loved all the older couples who said hi to him because they thought he was so cute. 

After breakfast we hung out at Grandma's house for a while and then we left the house again around 11:30.  We went to In and Out for lunch and then headed down to Sacramento to visit Grandma in the hospital.  We visited for a little while and then we went to run a few errands.  We tried to go PriceLess, however it had gone out of business.  We also went to Family Christian Bookstore.  Then we meet more of my extended family for dinner at South of the Border, a Mexican restaurant.  After dinner we drove to Auburn, CA and checked into our hotel.

On Thursday we had planned to have a good portion of our day hanging out in the hotel.  We wanted to make sure Isaiah got in a good nap since the last few days hadn't really allowed for great napping conditions.  By early afternoon we knew we needed to venture out for a little while.  We walked around Target for entertainment and went to lunch at Applebee's.  Today also included Isaiah taking a nap, playing on the itouch, playing playdough, and watching the crazy amounts of rain fall. Then around 5:30 we headed to Elk Grove to meet Kristin and Jason and Patti and Jon for dinner at Spaghetti Factory.

 We left Elk Grove around 8pm and drove back to the hotel.  When we got off the freeway we noticed that a gas station looked dark, then as we drove further into town we realized the power must be out.  We got to the hotel and yes the power was out so we made a plan. Travis was going to go into the room and turn on his computer so we would have a little light and then Isaiah and I would go into the room.  He did this and then came to get us, however when we went to go back in the door wouldn't unlock and open.  Back to the car we went and Travis went down to the front office to get help.  Long story, short we had to move rooms without our stuff (or power). However, luckily I had thrown Isaiah's pj's in the diaper bag so we were able to help him get to bed and by midnight we got our stuff and power was back on!

Side Note:  We didn't see Nonna today, because she was busy helping bring Grandma home from the hospital on Thursday.

On Friday we visit La Bou for breakfast(a place we used to go to when we live in CA).  We ordered chocolate croissants, but Isaiah wasn't sure he wanted to eat it.  However, once we told him it was like a waffle he decided it wasn't poison and loved it!  After breakfast we went back to the hotel to move rooms again (yes, again- they had given us an adjoining room the night before, but it was booked for the weekend so we would need to move again).  Then we explore downtown Auburn.  Meet Nonna and Aunt Coleen for lunch at Togo's (a sandwich shop change restaurant that I worked at while I was in high school).  We also had the opportunity to drive the back way (HWY 49) to Shingle Springs and visit with Sandy at Rainbow Land preschool (where Nonna used to teach when we lived in CA).      

 Place Country Museum
 Travis LOVES museums so he was very excited to take Isaiah to a Free museum!
 Checking out a carousel horse...he had a difficult time not touching the horse!
 A camel carousel - picture taken in honor of my good friend Emily!
 Isaiah enjoying looking at the museums artifacts.
 Daddy and Isaiah listening to museum info on phones!

 Mommy and Isaiah at the museum

This is the lake view from behind my old house in Shingle Springs (this was taken for you pops)

On Saturday we met more of my extended family for pizza at Round Table.  Then we went shopping for a few items for Grandma.  Next, we drove to Nevada City, but Isaiah fell asleep so we didn't get out and explore.  We got frozen yogurt after Isaiah's car nap.  We also enjoyed seeming more extended family and eating dinner at Grandma's house.    

 Uncle Dan
 Nonna and Makenna
 Aunt Coleen and Makenna
 Shopping for Grandma at Kmart- one of my least favorite stores!  (This picture is for you Grammy!)
 Spinning cups with cody...cody was super impressed with Isaiah's skills!
 Aunt Coleen and Isaiah
Daddy and Isaiah
 Isaiah eating a late (2nd dinner) in the hotel on Saturday evening.
 Nonna stayed one night in our hotel on Saturday evening so we could get up early on Sunday morning to drive home.  Isaiah loved having Nonna to climb on before bed!

On Sunday we got up early and were back in the car  by 7am to drive home.  
 Isaiah yawning as he woke up Sunday morning.
Amazingly, even with an early morning wake up he was happy and in a good mood!

Somehow the drive home is never as exciting as the drive to a vacation.  Again we made several stops (but honestly those are now a blur just a few days later) and finally reached home at 7pm.  It was great to be home and Isaiah was excited to see his pops!

1 comment:

Brad & Emily said...

Yay I made the blog!!