Monday, May 17, 2010

First Camping Weekend

This weekend was a nice change of pace...well sort of. We can say we survived our first camping trip of 2010 but it did have it bumps along the way for sure! It started off smooth and easy and I was able to get the camper down to the campsite and set up while Allie and Logan did nap time. It seemed like it might be an easier year with Logan being a bit older now so we were excited to see if it did go that way. Well our first night was nothing but easy. We had started with the idea of Logan sleeping on the top bunk as then he would just hopefully lay down and go to sleep. That left Allie on the double bed below him and Maddie set up with a bed on the couch. That did not work as he went to the part of the bunk that did not have a rail to lean over and talk to Allie as soon as we put him into bed. So we immediately switched Allie and Logan and just prayed he would stay in the bed. Not a chance!!! He was up till almost 11pm trying to climb into our bed. Then he woke up at 5:40 am as if he slept his normal 11 hours. In an effort to keep him quiet I gave him a snack and some milk. Once he had waken the girls less than an hour later and we were feeding them breakfast the threw up all of that snack and milk for us all to enjoy. We cleaned the mess up and just came home early like I talked about in a previous post.

Allie also had a rough afternoon because she was tired and refused to do her BM's in the camper and insisted on going home to do so. It took us almost 3 hours to figure out why she kept asking to come home and not stay camping to realize she had an upset tummy and would only go at home. That night for sleep we put Logan into the pack and play that he is much to long for but he totally slept there without an issue. Another plus is that Maddie went back to the top bunk and Allie below her on the double. That left an extra mattress pad to be used and so we just threw it on our bed making it even more comfortable.

Sunday morning was way less eventful and even though they were all up by 7:30am it was all way better than the previous morning. We also were able to get packed up and home at a time that allowed us to get a lot done in the morning and early afternoon with some great veg time in the evening. So it was survived but lots was learned!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mothers Day Weekend

I am yet again going to try and start using a new meme.  This one was created by a good friend of mine and it's a great way to get people to talk about their weekend.  The other great thing is as we go on trips and do exciting things as a family I'll have it all documented to read through again down the road.  Time is so precious and sometimes we forget about the important stuff.

This past weekend started off with a Tea for moms at Allie's preschool.  We met them at their classroom door where they escorted us down to the Tea room.  The kids even were taught to have their elbows extended for us moms to hold on to and they had made wrist corsages for us to wear.  When we got downstairs they had homemade place mats with two types of Flower vases for us.    We had cookies with Ice Tea and Lemonade while we watched a slide show of the kids from the year.  It was a very sweet, special, and great day with my little Allie Bear!

Saturday my mother in law came over and we spend the day with her here at our house.  She treated us to our favorite Chinese restuarant.  Then we had Strawberry Shortcake for our dinner.  It was a nice and relaxing day!

Sunday I was greeted by the kids with cards and a necklace that my little birthstone kid gems could actually fit on.  Maddie also presented me with a gift she had made at school.  It was "TIME Exclusive "Tina Ross chosen Mother-Of-The-Year 2010" Special Edition".   Then we spent the afternoon at my parents house with my sister and her family.  It was a great day and my husband made allowed me to relax and enjoy the entire day! 

I am working on uploading lots of photos to share with you and am trying to find the best way to do this since I have so many to share.  What photo sharing site do you use when blogging?  We have a smugmug account and I have used Flickr and Photobucket but I can not decide what is best to use to share here on my blog.  I also upload way too many pictures to Facebook.  I wish there was a photo sharing site that synced with Facebook as that would make my life so much easier all around!