Monday, April 28, 2008

Made it back in one piece

We just arrived back saftely from our ten day trip to Liberty lake. It was quite an adventure as we, Myself, Nolen and Aiden all shared a room. Aiden and I slept in the same bed and Nolen slept in his little co-sleeper next to the bed. Aiden is kind of a wild sleeper, he makes lots of noise and moves all around. But it was sweet too because he would cuddle with me and I never get to do that anymore with him. Nolen was a champ. Basically no fussing the entire time, right to sleep every night, although he did start waking up every two hours to eat at night. So I am pretty certain I never got even two hours of sleep in a row the entire time. The high light of Aidens time was playing with my brother Christopher rat, Tansey. Aiden calls her a baby ratoon or baby tansey. Anything small is a baby. We had to stop three times on the way back so Aiden could pee on the side of the road. I dont know if he really had to go or if it was just fun to pee on the road. We were able to visit the Browns and participate in a little homeschooling. Aiden loved playing with Mia, Silas and Macy and having lunch with them too. We also had a play date with another Mia who lives across the street from my parents. He must have thought she was cute because he was pretty obnoxious to her. Grandpa sang to Nolen and this enchanted him. Nolen seems to really enjoy music and singing. Aiden started dancing alot whenever music was on. All in all a good trip. Good bonding for the boys and I for sure!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Visiting Liberty Lake with the Boys

My first road trip with both of the boys. We made it to Spokane with only minor irritations. Nolen continues to amaze me with his laid back personality. He fussed for a total of 10 minutes and then was his jolly little self for the other five hours of the trip. Aiden continued to amaze me with his perservance in pleasing only himself (I suspect this is typical of two year olds) The battle of wills began when he insisted on watching the same dvd over and over and I could no longer listen to Curios George. He cried for an hour and then when he finally gave in to my apparently unreasonable request of asking me in a controlled polite manner to watch it ONE more time, he promptly fell asleep. All in all a perfect first leg to our road trip. Blue sky, light traffic and good company.