We spent the weekend of New Year's at Tablerock Lake with my dad, step-mom, step-sister and nephew. We got there on Friday afternoon after driving down from KC. Unfortunately Luke only slept for 25 minutes in the car and of course refused any more nap. We just hung out, watched TV, played Wii Resort (I really liked it) and MarioKart and had a great dinner. After Luke went to bed early, the rest of us opened our presents and tried to stay awake until midnight. Once midnight arrived we all went to bed--it was a very uneventful New Year's which is just the way I like it.
On Saturday morning Luke opened his gifts which we managed to get through fairly fast. He and Wesley had fun playing his new computer on the TV. A side note: Luke loves to hang out and play with Wesley and I'm pretty sure the feeling is mutual. Wesley will even change Luke's diaper (awesome for a 12 year old). Right after Luke went down for his nap, Troy, Kristi and I drove in to Branson to do a bit of shopping. When we got back some friends had arrived and we enjoyed another yummy dinner and dessert and played Mexican Train dominoes. It was a short trip but we enjoyed seeing everyone!
On Sunday, we planned to leave before lunch so that we could get home and Troy could have a little down time before going back to work on Monday (turns out he didn't have work Monday but didn't figure that out until he and a co-worker were the only ones there Monday morning). So, the car was loaded and we headed out about 10:30. Well about 15 minutes down the road Luke throws up all over himself! So back to the house we go. Troy and I figured out pretty fast that he was carsick because he almost got sick again on the way back to the house. Thankfully, Luke managed not to get it everywhere and the clean-up was relatively quick and painless. Poor Luke though was incredibly pale and upset. He and I sat in the recliner with a blanket and he was asleep almost instantly. We figured that was the best thing for him to get his equilibrium back. After about 35 minutes he woke up and we gave him some crackers and juice which went well. So back in the car we go only this time we started the DVD player before leaving the driveway so Luke would focus on that rather than looking out the window on the very hilly, curvy roads. That apparently did the trick and we made it home without any more problems (unless of course you count no further napping on Luke's part).