Monday, October 14, 2013

Galena Getaway Weekend!

We had a peaceful weekend getaway in Galena, IL. Well, as peaceful as it gets with twin 2-yr-olds!! We ventured north with another couple and their 1-yr old boy. Clearly we needed two vehicles as we travel with too much ‘stuff’ even for just a weekend! The boys traveled very well -- of course music like 'Happy and you know it shout Hurray' helps!

 Our friends had found cabins to stay at on an Alpaca farm. Jaden loved the Alpacas and wanted them to be his friend right away. Evan was predictably scared of them and decided they were great from afar!

Grandma Pam and Grandpa Al were on a ‘Leaf Tour’ down the Mississippi River…..and ‘just happened’ to be near Galena at the same time we were! Evan and Jaden were very excited to see Grandpa & Grandma and they made excellent babysitters on Saturday night!

On Sunday we hiked along Casper Bluff…..we missed the BOB stroller, but Nathan enjoyed pushing the boys around the grass trails up-and-down the hills! The boys had fun, too, hiking and exploring.

Since it was a cabin on a farm during Boxelder Bug season…….the boys went on bug-hunts in the cabin and Jaden learned to count! They loved it!

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