Let me start off by saying….Since we started telling the kids about where we were going…we called it a “race” for lack of better words. They really had no clue what to expect. They had never been to anything like that before & had no clue what it was all about. So I can see when we say the word “race” (which is sorta kinda right) I can see how they got their point of view.
So..I was thinking because we were surrounded by hundreds of people…that the start off would be rather slow & congested.
The guy put down the flag & said GO….And Garridon set off to win the race.
Yes…I had a minor freak out.
Ok…I had a major mom freak out moment.
I was laughing & freaking at the same time.
That kid is FAST.
There was NO EFFIN WAY I…or any of muh posse was ganna catch that kid.
Even if I wasn’t an asmathic hippo…I couldn’t have caught him.
I was afraid he would get like 1/2 a mile ahead & realize that we weren’t with him and look around & see hundreds of strangers. or get off the track & get lost. or get kidnapped. or be scared when I wasn’t there.
Thank the sweet baby Lord Jesus that the kid only got about a hundred yards ahead before he turned to see where we were.
I felt so bad for him because he really was ahead of everyone..& so proud of himself that he was that fast. He really thought that was what he was supposed to do!
This was really the only hill the whole race..up & down the bridge.
Daynie’s face was pretty much like that the whole time LOL. She was not into the physical part of the whole thing!
Here is Aunt Babe pretending to run.
Notice the people walking behind her the whole time.
Here’s me pretending to run. We were trying to get some action shots…to show we were ya know…really into it. Also notice the people walking behind us. Lol…we didn’t really think things through.
Next post I’ll get to the Color Bombing…
.for now..enjoy this BEFORE of us getting photo bombed,
We started out the day with making the kids read from the Bible for 45 min before they could eat breakfast. We’re hard core Bible thumpers like that.
J/K people J freakin K.
…I don’t know why but they thought it was the coolest thing that there is a Bible in every hotel room. I came out from getting dressed and they were reading from it. It really gives me the warm & fuzzies that they have a heart for Jesus.
We all got our rad attire on & headed downstairs to stuff our faces.
Well…maybe just a quick photo sesh.
We did two fun things with the shirts:
ONE…on the front we used letters cut out of duct tape to make the names. The idea was…when our shirts are splattered with paint…we peel off the letters & our name will be in white. It worked FABULOUS by the way. Ahem…I wonder whose genius idea that was. Ohhh jeah…..it was this crafty mamma’s right here.
TWO: on the back we used hashtags to describe us & then of course the hashtag #roadtrippity….everything we uploaded to Instagram had that hashtag so we could all follow each other’s pics. AND if anyone at the race was like…man they are soo cool, I needta know more…they could totally check out us on Instagram by searching our hashtag.
We ate breakfast at the hotel.
Let me start off by saying…I have eaten a lot of breakfast at a lot of hotels. This was by far the WORST breakfast I have ever had. The MOST expensive. And had the WORST waitresses. They had a buffet out..and the website said that kid’s eat free. AFTER we had gotten our plates & sat down…the waitresses decided to tell us that the kids ONLY eat free if they order off the menu. When I argued a little bit they finally said…ok well the two smaller kids can eat free but not the older (mind you the younger two are both 6 and Daynie JUST turned 8.) When we questioned them as to why they would allow two and not the other…they responded (RIGHT in front of the kids) well…obviously they are smaller so they won’t eat as much as her (Daynie) This was one hot mamma! Let’s just say their attitudes were as nasty as the food & they did NOT get a tip.
The girls looked sooo flippin cute! Their headbands & sunglasses were also from Family Dolla. The rainbow herrr was from Wally World.
There were so many folks out. The day was GORGEOUS!
We were waiting our turn…they would let about a hundred people go at a time.
These two were SO STOKED!
They stopped the start line right in front of us after they let a group go. So we were at the beginning!
Looking back at the crowd behind us.
Doing the wave.
This guy saw Garridon’s shirt & asked him how old he was. With the most serious face ever Garridon replied as serious as can be, “I’m seven” I was behind him shaking my head and saying, “No, he’s six”
G does this pretty regular. He is a clone of his dad & can do that kinda stuff at the drop of a dime. He told a little girl at a bday party last month that he was four. He also told a coach once that he was 16. He also likes to reply with “I’m a senior in high school” when asked what grade he is in. It takes people by surprise & they crack up at his seriousness.
The guy got a good chuckle & told Garridon that he was ten. G said…you are too big to be 10. They guy said….that’s what happens when you eat your vegetables. I like that guy.
Not sure how the Announcer Guy caught wind it was Garridon’s B-Day…but he walked over & asked him his name…that’s when I took this pic:
Then I switched to video & I’m soooo glad I did b/c the next thing that happened was PURE AWESOMENESS.
Stay tuned b/c next week’s post will be all about our color bomb diggity fun & it may or may not start out with a hilariously embarrassing video of me having a minor freak out.
Don’t forget you can check out our pics on Instagram by following me & searching #roadtrippity
Me & some of muh favs tagged along on these guy’s road trip…
For ya know…moral support.
Top Left: The Bee, Top Right: Aunt Babe, Bottom Right: LeeAnn
Besides..who wouldn’t want to hang with us? We’re awesome! Hippie Santa & Gnomie My Homie totally get that & practically begged us to go!
Of course the littles tagged along too.
Bi-products of our awesomeness…the little’s awesome levels are of epic proportion.
The white chariot needed a bath:
We stopped along the way for some awesome photo ops with the guys…
When I got back in the car from taking the above shot…muh girls were on the phone with this guy:
OMG!!! I about died!! I hadn’t talked to him since around the time we graduated high school in 2001!!!
A little back story…he’s a precious, genuine, angel of a guy. He’s also a jokester & completely hilarious! One of my favorite friends from high school! We used to sit together on long band trips & he would sing to me! Grandma’s Feather Bed was my FAV song! Btw-He totally knows who I am in the video. There’s only so many Nina’s around! Besides…I’m pretty unforgettable duh!
Please excuse the crazy country accent.
We made it!!
It only took us SEVEN hours to make a FOUR hour trip!
Look who I ran into at Pappasitos??
The babies were sooo hungry!
Have you ever seen triangle crayons? Awesome.
Who says crayons have to be round? Take that Crayola!!
Hippie Santa was chowin down on some chips & hot sauce.
These singing guitar guys were awesome!
These guys may have had a few too many…
The next day was Little Man’s B-Day…so ya know we had to get him some mexican birthday love!
There birthday song cracked me up a little bit…I mean it’s kinda cool when they say “we’re famous for our margaritas & so much more” unless it’s to a six year old!
The girls totally jacked his birthday grub.
On the way back to the hotel we turned up our jams & rocked out!
At the hotel the race was ON to push the coveted elevator button!
We all were excited to finally get to get comfy & relax! We also added some last minute touches to our awesome Color Me Rad attire!
Yes those are his pajamas. Isn’t he the most adorable little spiderman EVER???
This is how the girl’s started out sleeping…
Obvs I’m the cool mom that let’s this happen.
I guess it wasn’t as awesome as Daynie thought bc I felt her sleeping at the foot of my bed in the middle of the night.
The next morning I got a wake up text from Aunt Babe!
Stay tuned for Part 3! It’s EPIC!!!
Can’t wait?? You can check out a few sneaky peaky’s by following me on Instagram & searching #roadtrippity
and they’ve been dying to take a road trip together.
On a side note…on Easter my bro asked me if they can only be together when we (me & busy bee) are together. I was like…well, I guess I could arrange for like a sleepover or something. That guy is a weirdo.
Back to the important stuff….these two were totally PSYCHED to get to hang out & roadtrip together!
Can you see the excitement on their faces?
After a quick fill up…
And a car wash….
They were ready to hit the road!
Of course there was the occasional detour for a random photo op.
These guys were seriously outta control!
They caught a ride on the short bus! Ha!
When they FINALLY cut out the shenanigans & arrived at Destination: Houston….they stopped at Pappasitos to get their Mexican Food on!
And apparently their drink on!
They are so famous everywhere they go. The waiter even asked to take a pic with them.
We don’t always hang out with The Most Interesting Man In The World….
But when we do…it’s epic.
Finally…after a long awesome day of travel…they got some down time in the hotel.
They fought over the remote.
Hippie Santa was determined to watch some Bachelor reruns while Gnomie My Homie was more into finding him some Duck Dynasty to get an Uncle Si fix.
The next morning they were bright eyed & bushy tailed… and ready to attack the day!