Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Our First Trip

Until this weekend the babies have never spent the night anywhere but a hospital room or at home. Matt had to work Friday night and had to go out of town Saturday so I called up one of my best bud’s Jac Tubre. Turns out her hubby had to go out of town for work as well so we planned a Get-Together. The closer it got time to get packed the more nervous I got. Can I do this? Can I travel with 5 kids by myself? Am I crazy? Some of my Quad Momma Sisters talked me closer to the not going side and then a few more said GO, it will be fun, if anyone will understand your kids being crazy and cranky another Quad Mom will. I also knew Jac wouldn’t hate me forever if my kids were complete monsters.

As it turned out the trip there wasn’t too bad. We didn’t even have to pull off the interstate to let HN use the portable potty I had for the car. (Yes, I have to pack a potty, what else am I supposed to do, send her in the gas station alone?) When we arrived in Baton Rouge we were welcomed by some smiling Tubre faces!!! The kids did great together until right around bedtime and then it was very apparent all 8 children needed some sleep. The night went great! All 9 kids slept great and we started Saturday on a good note! Jac and I were either stupid, brave or crazy, maybe all 3 and we took the kids to the mall! Talk about some funny looks!
When we came home from the mall the kiddos took naps and we waited for Kami Lambe and her quads to come over. 13 children, 3 moms, 1 house! WOW!!!
After Kami left Jac and I fed my 5, bathed them and we loaded up and headed East. The trip was a blast and I’m way more confident about traveling now!
Thanks Jac, for having us and thanks, Kami, for coming to play with us!IMGP4351 The big boys playing!
Cullen and GunnerIMGP4345Tried to get a group shot, I got 8 of the 9.
Missing CannonIMGP4346 Take 2, I got 8 of the 9.
Missing Abbey.IMGP4347Cannon and Avery exploring. IMGP4348Abbey in the back playing with Lauren.
Gunner, Cullen and Tyger playing. IMGP4349 Sweet Emma!!!!IMGP4354Who’s Hungry?
IMGP4374The Whole Crew
And in case you wonder how many pictures
it took to get this one shot of 13 kiddos! 2010-02-20Goodbye Tubre’s We Miss You Already! IMGP4381


Jen said...

That is FANTASTIC! I am glad you were brave:) We have travelled a lot with our kiddos but never without hubby. You are an inspiration!!!!

The McNulty Family said...

Dude! Awesome! THAT last pic was ADORABLE and the group one... AMAZING!

I'm so proud and excited for you! Go girl!!

Leigh said...

That is AWESOME!!! I'm so glad you were confident to do that, of course I'm sure there was a LOT of help with HN! I love watching the babies grow up through pictures!

Stephanie said...

Way to go girl!! How awesome that you were able to make the trip!
What wonderful memories you will make!
I miss reading the Tubres blog! :(
Jac if you are reading this, send me an invitation! (please! lol)
Love all the pics!!

Moni Graf said...

Can't stop smiling.....you and Jac and all the chitlins tend to have that effect on me!


Emma said...

I agree I miss the Tubres blog too! thanks for those pics good to see all the kids playing together!
I don't comment on your blog much, sorry, I do like your crew too!

Charity Donovan said...

HILARIOUS!!! I love all the outtakes! So cute! So glad you thought of the port-a-potty -- so if I attempt this I will have something for Aidan...I probably would have NEVER thought of it! Love you mommas! The pics are adorable!

Stephanie said...

Check out my latest post when you get a sec..thought of all of you amazing quad mommas when I did it! :)

quadmom said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Oh my goodness--I'm so excited to know that there are so many other quad moms out there. I didn't even know about all the people you know. I'd love to chat with you sometime. What adorable little kids you have! Take care, Jayne (Cluff Quad Squad)

Lauren said...

What a fun trip! You are so brave and awesome to have attempted that! It's amazing to see all 13 babies together.

jag said...

Looks like a great time! You girls are awesome!