The drive itself was an adventure since we left on a Friday and we both had to work that day so we couldn't even leave until around 5pm. Travelling over dinner time and bed time can get interesting. Kids can get squirrely...and now we aren't just dealing with one or two squirrely kids...we are dealing with THREE. So, it definitely makes for interesting car trips. It was good practice though, and by the time we took our second car trip in July I think we had worked out most of the kinks.
It was a great trip overall. The boys enjoyed seeing their grandparents...even though we aren't that far apart, life makes it difficult to schedule visits so when we do get together it is the biggest treat in the world for the boys. They really do love their grandparents and love spending one-on-one time with them. Grandma and Grandpa were also amazed at how much Ben had grown and how much personality he had gotten since December!