This past weekend, our little threesome took an impromptu trip to Canyon Lake, TX with the Simpson's lil' threesome. We did this same thing last September and it was funny recalling all the differences we experienced a year before with an 8 and 9 month old versus this year with a 20 and 21 month old! I was looking forward to the weekend because last week was crazy. Wednesday was an ultra chaotic day for me which included taking my cat to the vet and having to get him put in a plastic box/bubble so that they could sedate him with some gas in order to collect a urine sample without him severely injuring any of their staff. He was less than thrilled to be there to say the least. So while they were doing that, I was in the waiting room with my toddler and my dad (bless his heart for coming with to help me - I would have looked like a circus act trying to juggle my toddler, my 20 lb diaper bag, and my angry cat all by my lonesome). Well, we were in the waiting room until we finally had to go outside so that Cayden could sit in timeout without distractions. Yes, I put my child in timeout at the vets office. Mom of the year for sure. Ha! But I firmly believe the key to discipline is consistency so I'm sticking to it. The vets office took forever because Ace was so "uncooperative" so I rushed home in time to make dinner for one more person than I was expecting and then get out the door to Bible study. It's not great to be late to Bible study especially when you're helping to lead it, but such was my life on Wednesday. Wednesday was also the day that Clint called to tell me that we got the condos and were going THIS weekend. I was shocked but happy to get away amidst the craziness. Thursday contained a lot of laundry & grocery shopping and then Friday morning, we were off to the Hill Country. We probably would have turned Cayden's car seat around to be forward facing if we had had time to breathe before we left. We barely got our bags packed because everything happened so fast! The American Society of Pediatrics recommends that you leave your child rear facing until their 2nd birthday. And we intended to do that. But because we have a bulky carseat and a tall child, that just wasn't practical. His poor legs were squished and he was getting pretty uncomfortable. It made sleeping on car trips difficult for him which equals lots of fussing and crying for mom and dad. So, after we stopped at Schlotzsky's for lunch on Friday, daddy went out and turned his seat around. And this is what we got the second half of the trip.
A very excited little boy. He was pointing and saying, "car!" at all the cars passing by. He loves being able to see out of the front window and know what's going on. Makes car trips more pleasant for everyone!
It would go really well with the bedding and I think it is adorable. But I'm betting my dad can build this for cheaper than they're asking at the PBK outlet. Dad, whatcha think?! ;)
We ate a quick bite before we left and I had to snap a few pictures of the kids eating in their booster seats. I have a picture from last year of them sitting next to one another in their bumbo seats eating. This picture makes me laugh because it looks like Cayden didn't get anything to eat, but he did - I promise!
And his wild sleep hair. And the way that his arm is caught in the strap in this picture. And just about everything about this precious little man.