Friday, May 14, 2010
Babies First Road Trip
We stopped off to top off the gas tank and get the ever important cup of Starbucks before we hit the open road. Our timing seemed to be close to perfect, there wasn't much traffic and taking the E470 toll route is so worth the money! We slipped by all of the mess of driving through Denver.
Our first stop, time to meet their Great Aunt Lisa, my cousin Sara and I think this is right, their second cousin Jack.
Auntie Lisa couldn't get enough of the little ones and always had one or the other, (sometimes both), on her lap. She's already talking about coming out to our place next so she can get another 'twin fix'. We had lots of hands to hold a baby or two in this house.
Our next stop was Canon City to meet their Great Grandma Conley. We arrived in Canon City and got checked into our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, and then headed out to Great Grandma's house. I did try to take Ed on a quick detour to show him the house my Grandpa Crites had lived in. I knew that they had torn it down and rebuilt on the land, but I couldn't remember what street it was on. So we just headed over to Great Grandma's house.
Now we had requested two cribs when I checked us in and was told that they only had one crib. And that crib was a JOKE! It looked like it came from a 1950's hospital ward with the mattress almost sitting on the floor. I'm calling it the back breaker. The other item they had was a play pen... each was an additional $10. I paid for the one crib and we figured we'd just put one cub in bed with us. The other thing we discovered was that there was no fridge in the room. This meant making formula on the fly in the night. But we also had to go find some cooling system to keep Alex's medicine cold. We ended up with a bucket of ice.
At last we were all ready to go to sleep for the night. We had Calista in the bed with us and poor little Alex in that old old crib. But in the middle of the night we switched them up just to keep things fair.
Everyone else went to sleep rather easily, I however couldn't sleep because I kept thinking about that smoke and is it going to get my baby. I think I fell asleep by midnight and they had us back up at 3 a.m.
The worst part of motherhood for this blog is staying awake all night listening up for your baby breathing, afraid of SIDS.
The best part of motherhood for this blog is having my cubs meet family members.