Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Over the river and through the woods . . .

to the Grandparents house we go. We did go over the river and through the woods complete with the white and drifted snow. However, the song failed to mention that we might want to make sure we gave our kids Dramamine since the roads are so windy through the mountains.
Yep, we bought the Dramamine and gave it to the kids AFTER Chloe had thrown up all over herself and her carseat. The poor little thing. I thought I was being such a nice mom by loading the kids up on candy and cookies, making sure they stayed happy while in the car. That plan got tossed out . . . literally. Chloe threw up, John cleaned her up (thank goodness), Sammy complained that she was stinky and Lexi was worried about sitting in front of her. I just wanted to get there!

Lexi was very excited to see the snow and wanted to get out to feel it. John pulled over, not at the best place to pull over. There was enough room to pull out. It had bigger rocks lining the edge, but that was it, then it dropped off. Lexi jumps out of the car, in her flip flops and prances out towards the edge. We both yelled for her to stop. I pictured her sliding in her flip flops and tripping right over the edge. I panicked, so much so that I almost said a REALLY bad word! Yep, the mother of all bad words, almost slipped out as I yelled at her.

We had a good weekend once we got there. The kids love being around Grandma, Grandpa and cousin Caleb. Caleb was a good sport and even played “Ring around the Rosie “ with the kids.
Johns parents bought us a jogging stroller (double wide with a music speaker) for a baby gift for us. It’s so nice. Looks like John and I will both be able to start using it! It was very nice of them. After that, it was lunch, some shopping and off to Circus Circus. The kids had fun. The little ones each walked away with a prize. Sammy was happy with his pink bear and didn’t want to trade Chloe her grey dog.

We left for home on Monday, made sure the kids had their Dramamine, and headed back up the windy mountain. John pulled over and let Lexi get out (this time in a much safer area). The little ones didn’t want to get out, so John and Lexi threw snow balls at each other while the kids watched from their seats. They had a good time.

When we were about an hour away from home, Sam had to go potty. Sure am glad he’s a boy and can go anywhere. He hosed off the rocks and ants. He’s one that uses his pee as art, never just shooting in one place. I always said he’s our arts and crafts boy!

It was a good weekend. I have never slept in such a comfortable bed, but as always, it’s nice to be home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can just see Sammy hosing off the side of the road and everything near it. You have just such a good way of writing about life. You should write a book.

Love, Mom