We finished up our "Round One" of our trip by heading out to do some birthday bowling. We had timed our trip perfectly to coincide with a very special little boy's eighth birthday, and he wanted to bowl. So we bowled.
Such as it was with seven children (including one 4 year-old), and most of them being boys.
But the company was amazing, and the pizza really, really yummy!
We were warm, happy, well-fed--and had lots of kiddos who were OVER picture-taking, in case you couldn't tell from the "cheese" smiles.
This cheese smile courtesy of the fifteen year-old who was pretty much over her mom at this point...
But here's a good one!
Once we had stalled our goodbyes as many times as we possibly could, we hugged, cried, and loaded into the car--headed to Connecticut to visit with cousins. Somehow the three hour ride seemed like a total piece of cake, after our marathon trips of 12 and 10 hours so far!
Part Five--sledding in Connecticut. Coming soon...