Monday, August 13, 2012

Colorado and Poopapalooza 2.

We just returned from a fabulous trip to Colorado Springs with our family. Renzi's brother Grant and his wife Brooke and their boys Jake (23 months) and Asher (5 1/2 months), "Stone Chic," and Renzi's sister Ginny and her husband Dave and their litte boy, Miller (12 months), "Badanes Family," along with our two little ones all traveled to The Broadmoor this past week for a few days. It was total and pure chaos with all of these kiddos but I loved EVERY minute of it!!! So good to get these boys together and so good to get to spend time with my in-laws!

Here are some pictures from our trip.

Here we are when we landed in Colorado Springs. My boys were champs on the flight!

Me and my honey with a rare photo opp of just us! We have the same picture in the same spot from the last part of our honeymoon 6 years ago.

Look at my lovies!!!!! We spent a lot of time sitting outside and enjoying each other's company, the weather and wine!

Seriously....look at these boys.....Asher and Walker. 4 days apart. Look out ladies. These Stone boys are going to be HEARTBREAKERS!!! It was so fun to see them interact. Brooke and I would sit them up face to face and they would be just chatting away and laughing and grabbing at each other's hands and faces. It was so cute and Brooke and I literally had tears in our eyes watching them. Now, if only we knew what they were saying to each other.

Grant, Renzi, Jackson, Jake, Walker and Asher at lunch before Ginny and Dave arrived. Stop crying Walker.

They had an amazing pool at The Broadmoor with these really cool slides! We all took many many many trips down them. Here is Uncle Dave taking his turn.

And now, Jackson's turn! I was so proud to see this little fish swim and swim and go down the slide time after time. Jackson is normally my cautious one and he gamed up and FINALLY took the plunge (literally) and went down the slides. So fun.

You have to have matching pajamas on vacation! Cute boys in cute Cars pajamas.

Sweet Miller just loved hugging Jackson. Here they are in the cabana by the pool. So precious.

We got these cute boys to nap in the cabana one day. Total cute overload.

Ginny and I and our babies!

By the last day, Walker officially mastered the "I will nap anywhere, just please let me sleep," nap by the pool.

We hired the photographer from the hotel to take pictures of the boys and all of us. Total hilariousness. Here are some previews of the pics.

We all piled into the hotel shuttle and went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo one morning. Here we are on the bus. And yes, we took up the whole shuttle.

Sweet boy at the zoo!

The giraffe exhibit was pure entertainment! I have never seen so many giraffes in one place and so friendly. Here is a pic of Ginny, Miller and Jackson feeding the giraffe.

Jackson holding a bird in the bird exhibit. Have I ever mentioned that I think birds are creepy? Oh and cats too.

My sweet nephew Asher and I snuggling on the porch. LOVE. THIS. KID.

Jackson playing cards during a rainy afternoon with all of this uncles. we all are! I love my family!

And what's a trip without a good story to wrap the vacation up with???

Let me tell you a little story about our travels home yesterday.....

We flew from Colorado Springs to Dallas and then Dallas to OKC. We were boarding our flight for OKC from Dallas when for some reason we were flagged. Turns out, Renzi and I were bumped from the 2:35 p.m. flight to the 4:35 p.m. flight and Jackson was still on the 2:35 p.m. flight. Yes. Our 4 year old was scheduled to fly alone from Dallas to OKC while his parents stayed back in Dallas to catch the next flight. That sounds reasonable. Right??? Ummm....No.

Since the 2:35 p.m. flight was full and so was the 4:35 p.m. flight someone needed to fly on the 2:35 p.m. flight and there was (obviously) no way it would be Jackson alone, so after much scrambling we finally got my name switched with Jackson's and Walker and I raced onto the plane while Renzi and Jackson stayed behind to catch the next flight.

I get to my seat, which was the window seat in the middle of the plane, haul my 20 pound 5 month old into my lap and stick a bottle in his mouth because he is now full on screaming because he is so hungry. Oh...and the AC is just barely blowing in my seat so I am now sweating bullets. As we begin to take off down the runway I start to smell something. Something that does not smell good. And that's when I realize that Walker has pooped and it has gone out the sides of his diaper and all over himself and onto my lap.

Thankfully, I had a really nice couple sitting next to me, who when I explained what had happened began to laugh with me. Because we had literally just taken off I asked them if they minded if I attempted to change his diaper on my lap and they said no problem and to let me know if I needed any help. Score one for me for nice seat mates, right??!!

I reach down below the seat to grab the diaper bag when I realize that in the confusion on who was going to fly with Walker and who was going to fly with Jackson not everything was transferred to the right bag. And I had ZERO DIAPERS AND NO WIPES.

So...I used the burp cloth to wipe off what I could, used some wet napkins from the flight attendant and wrapped him up in the blue airplane blanket they so kindly let me keep and thanked the good Lord that the flight from Dallas to OKC was only 28 minutes.

Thankfully, Walker had his pacifier. Oh wait.....As soon as I got him cleaned up I picked him up to pat his back and he shot his pacifier out of his mouth and it in between the legs of the male passenger seated behind us. And he was asleep.

I made the executive decision to let that pacifier go.

I would also like to make a formal request to Walker that he please stop pooping on his mother. See "Poopapalooza," for more info on this subject.

Thank you.
-Lee Anne

1 comment:

Dustin@WeGoRTW said...

How is Jackson and the diving sticks coming? Let him know I am looking for 10 feet deep next time we swim together :)