Monday, September 07, 2009

5 Ways to ruin a trip

1. Drive while your baby is sick. For the least satisfactory trip have your baby get a double ear infection. (Bonus points for baby getting his two eye teeth as well.)

2. Baby screaming for most of the 6 1/2 hour car drive from pain in ears from elevation.

3. Spend time in an ER in some obscure place you are visiting.

4. Walk with crying baby while not getting to listen to any of wedding you drove 6 1/2 hours to listen to just far enough away so that you can see the couple, but not too close as to interrupt the wedding.

5. Have baby throw up all over play pen at least twice per night.

6. Have your daughter puke every where while driving home.


The Good Stuff that made up for the the Bad:
1. Got to visit with my cousin Amy morning before she got married. Her getting primped for the big day.

2. My mom being with me. Helping me. Driving while I tried my feeble attempts to soothe Eli. Buying turtles (which Alden enjoyed) for her class (you can only buy turtles in BC - not AB apparently)

3. Seeing lots of family I haven't seen in quite some time in lovely BC where it was pretty and green. (the pear tree in my aunts backyard)
(hanging out in the hotel in the morning)

4. The drugs that helped Eli and Lucy sleep on the way home.

5. The stop at the world's largest truck so the kiddos could run around and stretch their legs.
(trying to escape)

6. The bride and groom.


How was your long weekend???


The Nelson Family said...

I was totally intrigued when I saw your subject bummed to hear that the kiddies weren't doing so hot. Hope that everyone is on the mend.....great pictures as always.....someday I hope you can show me how to do that with my camera:)

Marc said...

My long weekend was also spent attending weddings - yes plural - two in one day! But I did not have to travel far, and my kids were very healthy. Hope everyone is on the mend now.

KellyLady said...

Oh i soooo feel your pain on the crying baby while you're driving. It's so hard because you know if you stop they'll probably stop. But you have to be somewhere so you keep going. Sorry your trip was so rotton there and hope Eli is feeling much better!

Susie said...

hmmm sounds fun. I don't feel like I missed out by staying home on a long weekend. You are a trooper, cause that really just sucks. what do ya do?

Brooke Snow said...

absolutely LOVE your pear pictures. I'd blow that up and hang it in my kitchen :)

LindsayB said...

i like it when you go on a trip, because it always turns out for a great blog story! kinda puts a damper on the ol triparoo. at least you got some great pics. how much do i LOVE that pear picture?!

Visible Voice said...

Those were the biggest tires EVER!!! So my weeekend....hmmm....nothing fun at all. I'm pretty sure I just cleaned and Sunday I forgot that it was Sunday and forgot to "do church" at home. So sad :(

Anonymous said...

Yikes!!! Travelling with sick kids is NOT fun!!! Hope everyone is feeling better. I LOVE the pear tree picture!!!


Heather M. said...

Oh Rhonda, that sounds like such a brutal weekend! AHHHHHH!!!!!! I can't believe they were both sick and ear infections too. I'm glad your mom went with you and you weren't alone.
Thinking of you!

Alysha said...

love the pictures. sorry to hear about the sick kids!

Amy said...

Goodness, you make me want to stay home. You have rotten luck with kids and traveling. At least your Mom was there to help you. Hey, on the phone today I thought you said this week was going better for you, you neglected to mention your crazy trip LOL.