About an hour into the journey coming down from Ratan New Mexico, Madeline was sick all over her car seat. We stopped at a convenience store and scrubbed our way back into the car, entertaining the store patrons in an undignified way.
Luckily we were out of the curvy mountain passes and back on the boring straight roads of New Mexico and Texas...so no more of these kind of stops. It was a fiasco!
We were super happy to reach Aaron & Janene's house after 11 hours during time, spread over two days in the car. We arrived mid afternoon on Friday & played around till bedtime..it was chaos!
Our next yikes was the kind of yikes involving 6 adults and 8 children spending time together in a 3 bedroom house.
The survival plan?
Spend as much time as possible outside, but this is Texas in July!
Bedtime finally came and...see those faces? They partied for quite some time before their parents got fed up and separated the mini-mob:) I knew the sleep success rate was abysmally low after a Grammie fail. I sang so many songs, and rubbed so many boney little backs till Ethan finally said "No more songs Grammie." They were no closer to sleep than before. Enjoy the 9 second screaming video below as evidence of my failure.
(By the way...Grandad built those epic triple bunkbeds a few months ago...the mini's love them!) Bunkbed post link here...
Madeline has "want to be big" fever which makes float wearing a battle. It is always such a relief when these ambitious stubborn little ones can swim!
Snow white creamy skin & a bald head on baby Avery means umbrellas are a part of swimming:) Being tan is overrated anyway!
Well at least one is tired out from swimming!
Only 7 more to go....haha
Per Grammie's request (it is NEVER ever Grandad's!) we attempted a picture with the grand mini-mob:)
It's a good thing I love outtakes because that is exactly what you get with this tiny human army...
|L to R...Scarlett, Charlotte, Avery, Luxton, Ethan, Savannah, Annabelle & Madeline|