Letting the kids run around each time we stopped helped tremendously. It’s almost as if you could see the pent up energy. Ember would be giggling the whole time. Just giggling over nothing in particular, just being out of her carseat.
I tell my kids lots of stories. I know I’ve blogged about how much we read together but they equally love me to tell them stories. Most of the time I make up stories involving characters with similarities to whichever child I’m talking to. Being so tired on the road trip home I decided to tell them Hansel and Gretel just so I didn’t have to do any extra work of thinking up a story from scratch! haha
I asked Payson if he’d be excited about having dinner since he would’ve been so very hungry. He looked at me sternly and firmly replied, “No! Because then that old woman would tell Gretel to eat me!!” (haha, his memory of the story a bit mixed up)
So half way through Arizona it started to rain and the sky turned this amazing deep gray, while still having bursts of sun through the clouds at times! And then we saw the most amazing double rainbow!! I’ve never scene such a vivid, vibrant rainbow before!! I tried to photograph it from the car because Allan loathes stopping on road trips unless absolutely necessary.