After Ian's rough December, Brian and I talked with the kids and together we decided to go on a small trip instead of having birthday parties.Sunday we loaded the car up and I mean loaded it up...all of Ian's medicines, cough assist machine, nebulizer machine, charger for the wheelchair. All of that and lets not forget the suitcase packed with things everyone else would pack. Once in Virginia, we decided to hit the hotel first ... Since it was was lunch time we did that, then went to the singing tower. The picture with the kids in front of it was not so good, so this is as good as it gets.
We spent a few hours driving Skyline Drive and taking a hike on the ADA path.
The picture of the trees are from the hike....Ian was very upset when he saw all of the down trees. He said they were sad....
The views were breathtaking...Brian had a little bit of trouble looking over at some of them....Becca on the other had loved looking at them. I love the picture of her above looking out.
Then it was off to see the Caverns....the kids excitement was priceless...this is not the best picture, however, it's better then no picture at all.
They loved looking at all the different stones and shapes they made. Ian and Brian said this one was a rocket. Here are the fried eggs.
After the caverns we did the garden maze ...Brian and I had "fun" pushing Ian through the maze....
It was great to see the joy the kids had when we got to each check point as well as the joy when we went the wrong way and had to go back.
Finally we finished up with the kids doing some "gem" mining...well they decided to look for arrow heads.
The whole trip was a wonderful early birthday for the kids and wonderful memories we will have ...April 22nd will be here before we know it and the kids will be 9....where have the years gone...Happy Early Birthday Becca Jordan and Ian Alexander.