Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Moses Lake Break

The babies and I spent a wonderful week in Moses Lake. As others have commented, it is hard to remember to take pictures in your hometown. So here are my pictureless highlights...


- I have faced my fear and conquered it! I can make a plane trip with both children by myself. It was not the easiest thing I have ever done. Especially since I'm way too cheap to pay to check bags. So in addition to the two children I also got to tote along my backpack and two rolling suitcases. Let's just give a quick shout out to the kindness of strangers... and bulky two year olds able to wheel their own bags all the way through McCarran airport while yelling "come on mom!"

- Scarlet was finally nice to my family! She knew everyone by name including Grandma (or Jamma). She was devastated when her aunts and uncles had to go to school, especially Kendall and Bryan. I think they might actually miss having her around this time!

- My mom actually got Rhode to take a bottle. Aaah the smell of freedom... lasted about ten minutes. Then came the spit up, the upset stomach, and some disturbing looking poop. Did you know that baby formula has soy in it? So far they all seem to. So close!

- Kylie looked so fabulous in Junior Miss! Her talent might be the most adorable number I have ever seen. If you haven't seen it yet, go check out my mom's blog. She was awesome.

- Also reaching the level of awesome this weekend was Brad. The homecoming talk of champions! I let Scarlet run absolutely wild while other people tended to Rhode and just enjoyed every word he spoke.

- Kylie and I fulfilled one of my mom's "life checklist" items by singing in Sacrament meeting. It was not the easiest of tasks since we are most definitely a family of altos. Kylie somehow convinced me that my poor attempts at a high D were not that bad so I took the high road, literally. It was a pretty smooth performance, that is until a fly decided to dive bomb towards my face halfway into the number. It was large, very black and traveling at such a high velocity it was hard for me to tell if it was a fly or a bee. Either way, I not so gracefully dodged to avoid it. But the number continued, and thankfully ended shortly after.

I don't think I ever thought I would say this when I was younger, but I really do love a trip to Moses Lake.

8 comments:

Angie Larkin said...

I can so picture Scarlett draggin' her suitcase along. Cute. Oh, and I have definitely decided on the book club choice for June. It will be Hunger Games. Thus it is said, Amen. Had to finally buy Goose Girl on Amazon as it only exists in Legend in Las Vegas.

Earl Family said...

Oh man. I really need a Moses Lake fix!

Ty and Dani said...

I wish I could have been there for it all.. minus the airport. I hate the airport with one child. You are braver then I. Although I believe we are the poorest of the poor I think it is definitely worth the $15 to check a bag. haha I miss you.

Kimmy said...

I would've loved to have seen Scarlet pulling her bag in the airport. How cute!! It is always so nice and rejuvenating to go home and be with family, no matter what the occassion. I can't believe Brad is home. Wonder when I'll see him?!

lysh said...

I love me a good trip to Moses Lake too. I'm not ashamed! Airports and airlines are definitely not family (kid) friendly. Look at you taking two kids alone...pretty impressive.

Peggy Dee said...

It was so wonderful to have you all here. I think I am more dependant on you than you are on me! It's unnatural. Scarlet is a riot. We all miss her. We love Rhode but we don't miss his spit up!

Lori said...

Moses Lake--8th Wonder of the World!!!! Flying alone with two children--miracle!

Cassidy said...

I'm glad you went home!! It's nice to get the extra help and visit and hang out. Too bad on the bottle. I oh so understand ya!