I survived my first solo drive with the kids up north. We brought both iPads so there was minimal arguments (and stops). We were celebrating our niece's and nephew's birthdays. We arrived a little before lunch and had time to play before we ate. Jimmy's sister, Julie, made spaghetti and goulash and a homemade ice cream cake for dessert.
It was Paul's actual birthday. He turned 9 and Izzy will be 16 in February.
Esme was a big fan of dessert and she didn't want to share it! "No mama, my cake." We played for a bit more and watched them open presents. The bustling day was enough to knock Esme out before we were even out of town. They behaved again for the ride home and I was so happy it was uneventful.
Happy Birthday Schottenbauers!