Mammoth Family Trip: Day One

We began our journey a bit off schedule. I had asked Joseph if we could leave super early so E would sleep most of the way and we wouldn't throw him off his schedule too much. But my loving husband chose sleep over leaving early...

We rushed to get everything into the car and than went to change E's diaper and clothes for the ride. We realized we didn't have the snappi for E's prefolds. And I needed that snappi... Prefolds were what I was counting on as my main diaper source while on vacation since we have more of these than any other type of diaper.

With a phone call to Grandma Ann we found the snappi and made a detour before hitting the road. Once we had our snappi in hand it was off to the 15 north!

About three hours into our drive I was starving and E needed a break so we stopped by a Denny's even though Joseph doesn't quite care for it ;)



I didn't realize how much this magna doodle would save us on this trip... it kept E entertained for each meal at a restaurant. We now plan on bringing it to every restaurant no matter what looks we receive from other restaurant goers. Much better than a screaming child and a cold meal!



E kept us entertained on the whole way up... he made funny faces and learned lots of new words (see the left hand side of the blog to see all his new words!)



This is the road we saw for quite some time...



And finally a glimmer of light in our long journey! Food! We stopped at Schat's Bakery for a sandwich, some cookies (ok... for those who know Joseph... lots of cookies) and a few other pastries.



E even got a pony ride!



When we started to see snow on the mountains we knew we were close!



We finally arrived at the condo that Joseph's Aunt Louise graciously let us stay in and E was ready to explore! Luckily there was a pond filled with fish right outside the screen door ready for him to play with. And, as we found out later in our trip, there was even a bigger pond just beyond this one with DUCKS!



A view from the back of the condo



And a shot of Joseph trying to wrap up a few things for work before storing the laptop away for the weekend and enjoying himself...

We were so exhausted after the drive that we may have passed out at around 8:30...

3 comment(s) with love:

Miranda said... Reply To This Comment

Such a nice vacation, and I am LOVING this list of new words!! See you this afternoon Momma!!!!

Melissa said... Reply To This Comment

I love Mammoth. I am so happy you guys had a great trip! I cannot believe how big E is! I love Schatz, now I need some! :)

Tammy said... Reply To This Comment

Love the pictures of Ethan!! I have a picture somewhere around here of you and your dad at the Devil's postpile just like the one of Ethan and Joseph...you were a couple years older, but just the same :-)