Last month my cousin got married over in Iowa, where they live. We decided that it would be fun to go since we haven’t brought all the kids for a long trip since Ethan was little so we decided to take a fun Iowa Vacation for kids. To where we needed to go it was a 6 hour drive, and with the fact that Gabe doesn’t do so good on 3o minute car rides I was worried as to how things would go bringing 8 people in the car for 6 hours.
I brought many things for the kids to do to keep them busy in the car and it ended up being a pretty good car ride. We did stop at a part about 1 1/2 hours from our destination to have a picnic lunch and to let the kids get out and stretch which was about perfect because the 2 little boys needed to get out by the time they had been sitting in the car for 4 1/2 hours.
Along the drive we drove through a query which was very cool, something none of us had ever seen.
Right before we got into Iowa we passed over the Mississippi River on a huge bridge. Very cool for the kids to see the Mississippi River.
After we arrived we got settled in and got ready for to head out to the reception. Getting 6 kids ready sure can take some time, here are all the kids dressed up and ready to head out. Boy are my 2 oldest kids getting so much older!
This was one of the most beautiful wedding recpetions I have ever seen, everyone was saying it was something out of a fairy tale. Here is the room all set up before people filled it in.
They had a whole area set up for the kids to be able to play with which really came in handy!!
We had such a wonderful time at the wedding!! Stop back later this week, I will be sharing the fun we all had at the hotel including the video of Gabe going on the valuator (elevator)!!
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