All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

Quick Roadtrip to See Some Good Friends!


B, Matthew, and I headed down to KC last Friday for the Micr.osoft Surface launch, which gave us another chance to meet up with Steph, JJ, and Chloe!  When B asked if we wanted to make the trip with him, I told him to first let me check with Steph to see if they’d be in town that weekend.  I have my priorities  😉

Matthew woke up on his own just a couple of minutes before we were going to wake him, so it worked out perfectly.  He was in a great mood – I think he knew he’d be seeing Chloe later in the day!  The drive was fantastic and Matthew danced in his chair the entire way.

We went to the launch and spent a couple of hours at the mall.  It took a long time to get into the store to make the purchase, but they had a huge touchscreen out front hooked up to the Kinect which entertained the kids – specifically my kid!  He and his buddy, Cade (the son of B’s coworker) had a great time together and Matthew tolerated his stroller the entire time.  I still cannot believe that.

We ate at Gu.ys and Matthew had his first hot dog (all beef), which he loved.  We love that place, even if it is a heart attack in a paper bag.  B’s coworker then headed back to Iowa and we headed to the hotel for a nap.  Steph and Chloe met us for dinner and we then came back to the hotel to swim.  That was fun, but cold.  It was so cold!  Steph noticed that Matthew’s lips were a little blue right before we got out of the pool.  The kids loved hanging out before and after swimming, listening and dancing to music and checking out the cars and trucks going by on the darkened street out the window.  It was fun to watch!

We did have an accident after Steph and Chloe left.  I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth and B was getting Matthew’s jammies on.  Matthew was enjoying his naked time so B grabbed the camera to capture the fun.  Matthew, for the first time, climbed onto an ottoman  in the room and positioned himself to stand up.  I had come out at this point and was surprised that this was being allowed (B is a “safety cop” – HA!) but figured it was fine.  Just then, he fell off the ottoman from a standing position and landed on his back.  He was not hurt but he was terribly frightened.  I scooped him up faster than I’ve ever scooped him before and he was so shook up that he peed on me.  Poor baby.  But we both got cleaned up, snuggled before bed, and had a great night of sleeping in the hotel.

The next day we met Steph, Chloe, and JJ at a bounce place and the pictures tell that story 🙂  The babes had a ball!  We had Matthew’s first incident of not wanting someone else snuggling his mom as I cuddled Chloe.  He ran over and tried nudging her away.  We don’t want him nudging other kids, but it was cute because he’s never possessive of his mom – it made me smile  🙂  He quickly got his hug and went on his merry way with Daddy.  We spent 2 hours there!  I’ve never spent 2 whole hours somewhere that totally entertained Matthew.  We will be going to a similar place here in town soon!  We then went to a place for lunch that had model trains deliver your food (no kidding) and even though the kids were tired, that kept them completely entertained the entire time.  It was hard to get these two good eaters to eat with all the commotion!

It was a great little road trip for one night and it’s always super fun to meet up with Stepp, JJ, and Chloe!  They’re lucky we don’t live near them or we’d probably never leave them alone.  HA!  🙂

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Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

16 thoughts on “Quick Roadtrip to See Some Good Friends!

  1. So much fun! HGB flipped out of an armchair last week…I think these boys are going to be a good/bad influence on each other!

    So glad you got to hook up with Steph again! Jealous! 😉

  2. Looks like you all had a blast! I love the picture of him on the truck.
    You know why he is such a great kid? Because you named him Matthew! It’s a great name. 😀

    • I agree 😉 One of the reasons we went with ‘Matthew’ (besides the fact that he’s named after someone important) is that neither of us has ever known a ‘Matthew’ that we didn’t like.

  3. How fun that you guys got to get together again! I wish we could create our own little village of ALI friends. 🙂

  4. I’m glad you guys had such a good trip here and I’m sorry to have missed you AGAIN! Fritz’s is always a kiddo favorite! 😉

  5. This looks like so much fun!! I am jealous you got to hang with JJ, Steph and Chloe! 🙂 How sweet that Matthew was possessive of you… okay maybe not sweet if he starts pushing all over kids away but sweet in the way that he is saying “This is my mommy!!”

  6. So much fun! And 5 Guys… mmmmmmm. You’re making me crave it! I’m a sucker for that kind of crap. 🙂 Sorry that he fell down, but I totally cracked up that he peed all over you. LOL. Poor little guy.

  7. I’m glad that you posted pictures from Fritz’s, I didn’t get any. We are starting to get spoiled here and will soon be expecting the every-other-week visit from your fam in KC!

  8. I love all these pictures. It looks like you guys had such a great time and I love how Matthew really seems to just enjoy life, you know? That may sound silly, but it’s the simple, mundane things like running around a strange hotel room that always make me smile the most (and dumping things out – especially of drawers – is Sofia’s favorite thing ever!). I kinda wish I lived in the midwest still so we could get together more. But at least I know that whenever I do get back to St Louis for trips, etc., we’ll figure out a way to meet up!!

  9. I’m so jealous Matthew is such a good traveler- you always seem to be having these amazing out of town adventures!

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