Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Cabin

Every year Eric's family does a trip up to the cabin in July. It is always an awesome time, and this year was no different! I had spent 2 1/2 weeks in Utah without Eric, and then he met us at the cabin. So, it was especially great to see him again! I was actually pretty nervous to go up there with a brand new baby. Also, packing kinda stressed me out, because I had to pack for Utah for a month and for a cabin trip, which require entirely different kinds of clothing. Needless to say, we had a lot of stuff!

Although the trip was wonderful, we did have our fair share of not so great things happen. When the kids and I first got there we went with part of the family in a four wheeler type thing down to the lake. Ellie got hungry there, so I decided to feed her there instead of driving all the way back to the cabin. So, I was feeding her, and Tay was just walking around the lake. While I was feeding Ellie, she decided to have this monster blowout. It was all over her and me. Luckily I had another diaper to change her into, but no clothes. No big deal. But, when I was changing her, Taylor fell and busted her lip open and was crying. Plus, she had had no nap and was a total mess. So, she wasn't really just crying, she was totally freaking out, and would not be calmed down. She's one of those kids that mostly just gets mad when she gets hurt, so she was doing a lot of yelling. Eric wasn't there yet, and I had been single-momin it for 2 1/2 weeks, so I was done! Anyway, I totally just started crying, and we went back to the cabin and put Tay down for a nap, changed Ellie, Eric got there, and everything turned out just fine. Now that I'm writing it, it doesn't seem like such a big deal. Oh man.

Another time we put Tay down for a nap. Everything seemed just fine, until Eric's mom brought Tay out COVERED in mascara! She had gotten into my makeup bag and gotten mascara, eyeliner and lipgloss on soo much stuff! She ruined about 20 pieces of clothing. It was all over her. Eric was also gone when this happened and I was nursing Ellie (go figure). So, I made Tay take a cold shower. She was totally screaming, because the water up there was actually cold! She's had to take some cold showers here, but the water is not too bad. Dang, I sound like a mean mom! Then, Kjersten (Eric's sister) took over Taylor because Ellie was screaming. So, I finished feeding Ellie, cried, and had most of the mess cleaned up. Then, Eric got back. Such is the life of a mom:).

Other than those 2 incidents, we were great! A few of the other kids got sick, my niece and nephew had to leave:(. We luckily were not infected! We had a blast. Played some Minute to Win It games, stayed up late playing card games, rode 4 wheelers, fished, ate tons of yummy food, and just hung out. There were lots of kids there this year, which made it really fun! Now for some pics...

6 comments:

Maria said...

Haha, we did that same minute-to-win-it game at our family reunion. We even did a kids one and so Brookie got up there to do it. I'm pretty sure the only time she got any of the balls out was when I picked her up and wiggled her from side to side. And those two bad stories really do sound bad! Everything is way worse when you have to do it without your husband and when you're already stressed out. I'm so glad we got to see you in Utah - we still want to you come to Cali sometime so we can see you again!

Malerie said...

Oh man! These are the moments I worry about with two kids! Sorry for those hard times. Your girls are absolutely adorable, though! :)

Ryan & Lauren Nelson said...

I love your new post!! The cabin was totally fun this year! Ha ha even with your couple "good times" with the girlies... I just love them. Lots more fun trips to come too!

aubrey said...

how did i miss the mascara moment? cute cute.

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Erica said...

Sound like you guys had a great time besides those two which sounded way hard to me . . .especially the mascara! Ah! Anyway Ellie and Tay are always so so cute! I love the picture of you laughing; it is almost contagious! Glad you had a great time with family:)!