Yesterday I shared about how we decided to evacuate for Hurricane Barry! If you missed it, you can catch up on that here. On Saturday we took more of a slow start. We couldn’t really figure out what to do with the forecast calling for fifty percent chance of rain so we just relaxed. Finally, we realized that there was a Dave & Buster’s in the mall by us! Duh. Of course that’s the perfect place to take seven kids. They also happened to have a Bass Pro there too which was perfect because my kids LOVE Bass Pro.
My aunt and grandpa also evacuated to Nashville and happened to be at Bass Pro the same time as us. It was nice to see them for a few minutes so far away from home. It’s such a blessing to me that my kids get to know and have relationships with my family like I grew up. And seeing grandpa and Aunt Linda with the kiddos is so heart warming!
We walked around Bass Pro and climbed on or tested all the things. Then we went to meet up with our friends for lunch. We ended up spending the day browsing the mall and then going to Dave & Buster’s. That was the biggest mall I have ever seen! There was every single store you could ever imagine. It was HUGE. Beckham was so overstimulated that by the time we made it to Dave & Buster’s him and I were done. We let the kids play for a bit then headed back to the house. We also had a little mishap with Sutton and the stroller. She accidentally flipped it and she was hurting. I really thought I was going to have to take her to urgent care or an ER but thankfully, daddy calmed her down. She was bruised and sore the next day but nothing major. Bless her heart!
We got home pretty late so we fed the kiddos and let them play while we packed up. We wanted to try to make a church service on our way home the next day so we needed to be ready to rock first thing. Packing everything up was mostly easy and quick and then we were off to bed.
Unfortunately, we were running a little behind getting out the door on Sunday morning so we missed the service we were trying to attend. We decided since we couldn’t make church we could go on an adventure. Any idea where we ended up? The flea market. Abram said he wanted to go to the flea market to buy some fleas to have as pets. Ryan and I were dying laughing! I haven’t been to a flea market and it was… interesting. It was basically an episode of hoarders selling stuff with dogs for sale too. We *almost* came home with a mini dachshund. If we wouldn’t have had an 8 hour drive ahead of us I think we would’ve gotten one. They’re so darn cute!
We took our time heading the rest of the way home. Praise God we were able to make it through the water on our road and sleep in our own beds. There is no place like home. The kids did so good- better than I could have ever imagined or asked for. I can’t wait to plan our next adventure- but let’s wait a while.