The monkeys had their first road trip to Colorado! It went surprisingly well (get ready for a boat load of photos)!
The purpose of the trip was to visit family members they haven't met yet. The babies have hit the grandparent jackpot. They have:
2 grandpas and a step-poppo
A great papa and a great poppy
3 great grandmas
1 great-GREAT grandma!
We drove for 6 hours (7 including a one hour stop for food and stretching) to the farm.
Ever in the car seat, binky in mouth and ready to go
This was them stretching out in the front seat of the car at McDonald's. There was a set of just-turned-four year old twin girls there that came up to see the twin babies. It was cute!
Ocean in a wheat field and above the babies with Grandma (my mom) in the wheat field
Since we weren't at home, we had to improvise and the babies had to take a bath in a bucket. Ocean was in a state of shock at the thought:
True to their Earth Day birthdays, they love being outdoors, so we had to invest in some new sun hats:
After spending a few days at the farm, we made an additional two day drive further in Colorado to stay for a few days in the mountains.
Mommy, babies, Aunt T and Grandma
Mommy and Ever ready to go outside
Mommy, Great Poppy, Aunt T and babies at the Arkansas River Walk in Pueblo, CO
Ocean enjoying the fresh morning mountain air in his pj's
It was a fun trip and I was surprised at how well the babies did. They were great in the car. Only once did we have to pull over because Ever was crying so hard. She has gotten so spoiled! She only wants me to hold her all the time. Part of me loves it, and part of me has created a monster! She has been making some seriously hilarious faces and I think I might have my hands full with her:
It was so nice seeing everyone. I didn't get any extra sleep like I thought I would with all the spare hands, with the exception of a 3 hour nap on of the days last week, but I really got to enjoy my babies like I never have before. Why? Because we were staying in other people's houses! I didn't cook, clean, or anything like that. I just hung out with babies and family. Operation Win the Lottery has begun, so I can vacation all the time and have someone else clean up after me. :)
I just need to buy a ticket . . . .