Day 14: Instead of a leisurely morning, we were up early to go to Braxton's tball game. They also tiny out there. After they game, we drove back to Gladewater to see Granny some more and pick up Bailey. We all took it easy that afternoon and then enjoyed playing in the backyard with the sprinkles and bubbles.
7/17/2010 - Braxton and Caleb after Braxton's game
7/17/2010 - Braxton, Caleb, Brock, and Levi
7/17/2010 - Levi loving the bubbles
7/17/2010 - Josiah playing in the sprinklers
Day 15: We went to church with Granny in the morning. The three little ones and I ended up hanging in the nursery after the singing. All three of them love when they can be in the same class together with mom. I'm sure we will be back in there again when we visit next. After church, we drove to Henderson to have lunch with Hudspeths. We met at Golden Corral. I haven't eaten there in a long time but I learned I don't think I can handle a buffet style restaurant again until at least three of our kids can carry their own plates. Plus with Silas wanting to be held most of the time, it wasn't easy. But they all loved the desserts and it was great to see family. Then we headed over the see Josh at work. Then it was back to Granny's to pick up Bailey and head back to Arlington. We dropped Bailey off at my parents and then took the boys to dinner so we could enjoy some time with the 6 of us before Kerry went back to California.
7/18/2010 - Granny and four of her boys
7/18/2010 - Part of the Mackey/Hudspeth families
7/18/2010 Cousin Josh with the boys
7/18/2010 - Josiah and Granny
7/18/2010 Caleb and Granny
7/18/2010 - Levi and Granny
7/18/2010 - Silas and Granny
7/18/2010 Kerry and Granny
Day 16: Silas and I took Kerry to the airport very early that morning around 5am. We thought we left the other 3 sleeping but Levi woke shortly after we left and was very upset. Nana and Granddad took very good care of him and he was sound asleep when we returned. We went over to RyAnn's house so the boys could play in the morning and for lunch. Then we went back to Nana and Granddad's house to relax and just be at "home." After dinner, we me Brock, Braxton, and Nate at the park to play some baseball. The boys all had fun playing.
7/10/2010 - Josiah playing ball
7/19/2010 - Granddad and Levi
7/19/2010 Caleb borrowing Brock's hat
7/19/2010 - Braxton and Levi
7/19/2010 - RyAnn and Braxton
Day 17: Today was the day planned to celebrate Josiah's birthday. We went to Chuck E. Cheese with Brock and Braxton to play games. We were supposed to have dinner at Nana and Granddad's but their air conditioner broke and we had it at RyAnn's house. Josiah got to open up his presents and then we went to watch Brock play tball. After the game, we went to Braums for ice cream.
7/20/2010 - Josiah at Chuck E. Cheese
7/20/2010 The practice shot before the good picture
7/20/2010 - All the boys together
7/20/2010 - Nana and Granddad with all their grandsons.
Day 18: Our last full day in Texas. I spent part of the morning running errands, getting last minute things for the trip back to California. We also spent most of the day packing. RyAnn brought the boys over for one last visit. I got it all my packing done and the car loaded, gas tank full, ready to leave bright and early the next morning.
Day 19: We were up and on the road right around 6am. The boys did great and it was so nice having Nana in the car with us. We made great timing for 2 ladies, 4 kids, and a dog. We stayed at the same place we stayed in Las Cruces, NM on our way out to Texas. We enjoyed ordering food in the room and the 3 older ones had a great time swimming. Silas didn't get to swim though. Josiah started to get sick that evening developing a fever.
Day 20: I was a little slow moving on this morning. The boys were too. I was able to load the entire car while they slept. We made it home in time for dinner prepared by Kerry. Everyone was glad to be out of the car and enjoyed a nice meal. Josiah really didn't feel well by the time we got to the house and fell asleep while Nana was holding him.
I am so thankful Nana was able to help us drive back. I probably could have made it but it would not have been as easy or fun without her.