Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Taking a Little Vacation....South Carolina Style

Eli has been asking forever how many "sleeps" do we have until we visit sister Amanda. Finally, the morning of the 5th came bright and early. Eli was very excited to board the plane..so much that he didn't even sleep on the ride to the airport or on the plane (and we left the house at 3am!). We had to fly from Denver to Chicago (pretty much walk the entire airport from one terminal to another...Mr. "Little Legs" Jace had no problem keeping up) then finally made it to Charlotte at 2pm. Eli turned into little shy man when he saw Amanda (this was hysterical). The weather was absolutely gorgeous while we were there. We spent as much time outside as we possibilty could! Amanda had fun showing us all around her new city (her and Jesse just recently moved there. We did so many cool things:
1) IKEA- We totally fell in love with this mammouth store.
2) Discovery Place- Hands on Science Museum The boys (and adults had a blast)They had a bed of nails that you could lay on and it would lift you up. They also had a kid discovery room that was to die for...we spent a lot of time there.
3) A Beautiful Park- It had an enormus play area then when you crossed one of the very old bridges you discovered a huge pond. We walked and walked while the kids had so much fun checking everything out.
4) Playplace-This was by far the largest indoor play area I have ever seen. Eli kept asking to go back :)

We had a lot of fun but the best part was being able to spend time with our daughter Amanda and her hubby Jesse. Family is a very precious thing to have and when you only see someone for a short time, it is important to cherish every moment...and that is what we did!

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