Tuesday, March 16, 2010

So, last weekend..........

When  I took a little road trip with my daughters a few weekends ago, my oldest kept saying she wanted to go on one with her friends.

Her Birthday was coming up, so me and 2 of her friends planned a surprise for her.
A road trip......with Mom.
Yeah, I was a little worried they would think it wouldn't be that fun, but I promised them I would just be the driver and would say no to (almost) nothing.
Saturday morning, after a quick swim lesson, and a smallish track meet which we will not be talking about, we were off.
Warning: summer's coming and I will talk about swim nonstop.

It took my daughter about 2 hours to just relax and enjoy all that we had planned.
She's kind of controlling like that. I have no idea where she gets it.

I tried to just be quiet and let them do all the talking. I was hoping they would forget I was even there.

But ya know what happened?

They wouldn't let me be quiet.
Or stay in the car at each stop.
They even asked what I wanted to do next.
And they laughed at my attempts to be funny.
They told me their family issues. even my own daughter.
And asked my advice.

I tried to give my daughter a really great memory, and I got one of the best ones myself.

Thank you girls!

We live in Eastern Washington.
We haven't always lived on this side of the state. My husband and I both grew up on the western side, and all our family still lives there. We go back often, not as often lately as the kids are so busy here now and gas is so stinken expensive.
So, our road trip involved leaving this side and going to that side.
Mainly because I knew we could sleep at one Grandparents and have another Grandparents buy us a big breakfast the next morning.
Plus one of my daughter's friends had never been to Seattle.

My daughter took this picture. I love it.

( By the way, I so wanted to give a "Holla" to Gretchen while I was there. maybe someday!)

This is my daughter almost getting hit by a car. And if you look closely at her cheek, you can tell she is smiling about it!

This was one of my our favorite stops.

This is her cake from last night.
Those gum drops on there are really cute, but they were so gross. I did not read the package as they were called spice gum drops. eeww.

Oldest daughter:
Happy sweet 16!
Thanks for making me a Mom!


Sandi said...

. . .that is such a great memory, I know you will hold onto for a long time. It reminded me of my youngest's birthday cake. (I emailed you a picture.)

Thanks for sharing!

Gretchen said...

Next time, call me! I'd have met ya! ;) glad for your sweet memories.

Carpool Queen said...

You should have called Gretchen!!! She's a lot of fun to hang out with.

Such The Spot said...

Awwwww. That's the sweetest road trip ever.

Irritable Mother said...

That is a.w.e.s.o.m.e!
My daughter will be 16 in two years. Mind if I *borrow* your idea?

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

VERY FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John and I went to Seattle last March and I got to meet Gretchen! You would love her! Call her next time. She's super friendly.

Seriously, what a fun trip with your daughter. I'm so glad you got to do that together.