I'm typing this post from a McDonald's in northern Kansas City, MO. The kids were at their limit for riding in the car, so we've stopped for dinner and are letting them play on the playground to their heart's content!
The trip has gone fairly well so far, except for trying to get out of Atlanta at 4:00 on Friday afternoon! Two hours later, we were finally to Cartersville! We made it to Murfreesboro, TN last night and are planning to get to Council Bluffs, Iowa tonight - only 165 more miles...
Yesterday before we left, both kids managed to take really nasty falls. Carter tripped over a small bush in the backyard at Britney's parent's house and has a nice scrape on his forehead and arm. Ashlyn fell in the driveway while she was chasing Maggie and did a number on her elbow. She has the strawberry of all strawberries and quite the bruise to match!
As if that weren't enough, I looked at her yesterday and thought one of her teeth were loose. She calmly said no - it was just crooked. Then she proceeded to test it and it wiggled freely! Apparently it's been loose for awhile, but she didn't even realize it! Well, she must have worked on it all afternoon and then pulled it in the car on the way back from dinner. She is officially a snaggletooth! One day I'll post pictures of her - eventually.
Anyway, we should be in Minnesota around lunch time tomorrow. Check back often and thanks for all of the great comments! We miss you already!