For 4 years, three moms have taken to the roads each August, schlepping all sorts of kids’ gear, and braving toddler/baby shrieking and carsickness for a fun-filled Tahoe weekend. We can say we do it for our kids and that is the truth. But the full truth is that we do it for ourselves. Spending 48+ hours with your two best friends is heaven, and a highlight of my year. This annual weekend trip has become all the more important now that one of those friends lives in Washington state. I am so thankful to keep logging these memories with these two women!
The toddler trio has turned into the Pre-K trio. They had a blast living together for 2 days. One of these years we’ll let them all sleep in the same bedroom, but this year we chose sleep for ourselves over this option.
It’s been so fun to see them grow up over the last 4 years!
This year the Dad trio joined us which made for more lifeguards and child holders, as well as more boating, drinking, and naughty games of cards against humanity once the wee ones were asleep.
And these 2 little ladies rounded out our gang.
If last year was the “who has to go potty?” year, this year was the “how the hell do we get them out of the water?” year. Teeth chattering and lips blue- they never wanted to get out.
The good news is that we felt the same way!
We lured them out with the promise of bunny sightings. I love our little “hikes.”
And, of course, the secret room was a highlight, as were viewings of Toy Story. I don’t know why I get such a kick out of them watching stuff on a 10 inch dial tv, but I do. They were quite confused by the concept of rewinding the vhs. 😂
The kids were completely spent at the end of each day. Lucy brought back memories of Baby Allie when she fell asleep at the dinner table.
11 people in one condo, 5 of whom are under the age of 5, certainly requires a bit of chaos.
But it is so totally worth it!
Counting down to next year!