Anywho, Ben gobbled his eggs and bacon like a crazed pac man and took a shrieking Dorothy out for a walk. She wasn't unhappy. Just really really loud. I stayed in the booth sweating buckets while the 3 boys trashed the table and ate like wild dogs. I finally paid the bill and followed them all outside feeling totally overwhelmed. And then I saw Ben walking our sweet little monkey and could only smile. She's such a pretty monkey.
The babies were up until 11 on the 3rd and they took no nap on the 4th, sleeping only about 40 minutes of our 4 hour drive and screaming a bit more than that. They did not make it to the fireworks that night which was kind of a pisser because the adorable football stadium fireworks show is the whole reason we wanted to spend the 4th in Pekin. And to hang out with my parents, of course, which we did.
We played outside, went to the park, had a delicious barbecue, made a bonfire, roasted marshmallows and made s'mores, and set off a bunch of loud annoying fireworks of our own.
Saturday, we took the kids to Bradley like we always do and we went to Wildlife Prairie Park withy parents. Not too many pics of the park because the babies were despicable. OMG.
Last night after the kids went to bed, we sneaked to Peoria to hang out with our friend Dan
And this morning, there were donuts.