Wednesday, December 3, 2008

That's Why.....

So we went up to Utah for Thanksgiving and had a very nice trip, however I left the USB for our Camera somewhere up there. So that is why I haven't updated with photos yet. We took some really cute pictures and hopefully I can get them on the computer soon. Until then I guess you'll just have to deal with my stories without photos.

So we left Wednesday morning and it rain about 75% of the trip. We hydroplaned in a few spots which really made me nervous, however Ethan loved it. The kids did a good job most of the way. I had a very interesting experience on this trip. I had the privilege of pumping while we were driving. Can I just say that was a little awkward? The last hour of the trip was hard on Katelee so I took her out of her seat and held her in while I sat in between her car seat and Ethan's. Ethan was a good boy until I started holding Katelee then he started crying and even hitting me and Katelee. Finally we were able to bribe him with seeing his Grandpa Blackburn and he started behaving. (He really loves his Grandpa, he loves his Grandma too but Grandpa always takes him for walks and such) We finally got to my Grandparents house and got to see my parents and my Grandparents. Ethan of course was crazy and my Grandma said it was just because he had been in the car for so long. However she later was convinced that he is just a CRAZY kid.
We stayed with Chris' sister Lisa. Poor Lisa is use to living alone and keeps a very clean house. We pretty much demolished that by just unpacking our car! But she is a great Aunt and didn't mind at all. We put Ethan in the extra room and Katelee slept in the same room as us. This will NEVER happen again. Katelee is a very loud sleeper and we didn't get much sleep. But other than that she did really good. We had Thanksgiving at my Aunt's house like we always do which was nice. There was a little boy Ethan's age so they played in the same room. They didn't really play together but they kept an eye on each other, until Ethan decided to treat a train as a hammer and bang all over stuff! (gotta love my boy, he can turn anything into a hammer!)
When I get the pictures up I will comment more. But overall we had a very fun trip. My grandparents got to meet Katelee, and I got to see them. They are both old and my Grandpa isn't in the good of health so it is always nice to see them and spend time with them. Chris let us spend the majority of the time over there, which I know is boring for him (except my mom brought the wii so he did have some fun) but that is why I love him. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and remembers what they are thankful for throughout the year not just in November!


Steph said...

sounds like you guys had fun. I was trying to picture you in the car pumping but wasn't the greatest of pictures. Hope you dont have a picture of that!!haha. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving.

Blackett's Blog said...

I have pumped in the car before. What mother hasn't? Anyways if you ever go to utah again we literally live right off the freeway so stop by. Cooper and Ethan can play together (or make a complete mess:)

Heidi said...

Ask any of my sisters about our sisters trip where I had to pump every 3-4 hours!! In the car, in the hotel, wherever!! They all make fun of me still for that annoying noise!! You gotta do what you gotta do!!
Sounds like a fun trip...driving 7 hours in a car with 2 small children is always a pleasant experience!! And I agree...infants are NOISY sleepers!!

tiffunny said...

Don't even get me started on when Heidi had to pump all the time. The sound still haunts my dreams! :)

Glad your vacation was good!