Monday, May 18, 2009
Another long story!
Congratulations to my sister Sarah who just graduated from the University of Utah with her masters in nutrition! 2 weekends ago me and the kids drove out to Utah with my mom and Aunt Rachel for Sarah's graduation. Since Ella was potty training, and we didn't want to stop every hour, we packed her little potty in the backseat right next to her car seat for potty convenience and it worked out great! She didn't have one accident, in the car, the whole way there!! We got in around 1am Thursday morning and as soon as we checked in to our hotel we crashed! Everybody that is except Joshua! So lucky me, Rachel, and Kiera got to listen to him scream for an hour before he finally passed out. Then Rachel, who was sleeping in a bed with Kiera, calls out to tell me that Kiera has wet the bed. I had no idea what time it was and Kiera had slept right through it so I told Rachel that I would take care of it when she woke up. Well an hour or so later Rachel woke up soaked in pee because of absorption spread and had to take a shower and then sleep the rest of the early morning in her towel because her bag of clothes were locked in the car and she didn't want to wake me up. Isn't she so sweet! Joshua kept me and Rachel up until 5 in the morning the next night too! Sorry Rachel! Great birth control though! So my dad was able to fly in and my brother came down from Provo and we all were able to attend Sarah's graduation which was really great and special for her to have everyone there. We missed having Jes and Kevin there but it was really great to see everyone else. We were also able to see Brock's side of the family as well and had fun meeting them at Liberty Park where we had a picnic, visited the aviary, and fed the ducks and then the next day we all went to the Hoggle Zoo together where Macy's was doing an event and we got our faces painted and free ice-cream and did normal zoo stuff like see all the animals and ride the train and the carousel. We also got together for a BBQ at Grandma and Grandpa Brockbanks where we ate some really great food and got to visit with all the Aunts, Uncles and cousins. It was so fun to see everyone and how they're growing and our kids loved playing with all their cousins! Thank You Brockbank family for having us and making my side of the family feel so welcomed! We love you!!! On Sunday we headed back to Colorado with my mom and Uncle RJ. Rachel stayed for an extra week to get engaged!!! Congrats!! So my mom and RJ drove my car with Joshua and Ella and I drove my moms car with Kayla and Kiera. Before we even got started Ella had an accident in her car seat so my mom put napkins down as a barrier between her and the wet seat. And she didn't put panties or anything on Ella before buckling her in. We drove for an hour or so and then had to stop for gas and Ella had fallen asleep but we thought it would be good to take her potty. There were some napkins and stuff on her lap before I could get her out of her seat and when I lifted them off there was this brown mushy stuff sitting in her lap. It took a moment but when I realized what it was I was, words just can't explain it. My brother started to laugh and moan and Ella began freaking out because she hadn't even realized that she messed herself! I took her out of the seat and my mom was trying to peel plastered napkins from her bottom and wipe her down while I was cleaning the seat. We ran out of wipes and of course the gas station we were at didn't sell any kind of a wet wipe so we just had to do the best we could with what we had and luckily there was a garbage bag in my car, thank you Rachel, that we could cover her seat with for the remaining 8hrs. of the trip! There were other incidents where we had to pull over on the side of the freeway because my brother is a big baby but I'll spare the details. What kind of entertainment would there be on these long boring road trips without kids! OH, one more thing I have to tell you and it didn't involve the kids. We stopped to get everyone some dinner at KFC and stretch a little bit. We sat at a table where one side was a booth and the other side had chairs. Me and RJ were on the side with chairs and the kids were in the booth. When my moms food was ready RJ ducked under the table real quick to sit in the booth with the girls and I attempted to scoot over to make room for my mom. I had forgotten that me and RJ were sitting in chairs and not in a booth so when I "slid" over to make room for my mom I fell flat on my butt making a huge crashing noise that put the whole place in a dead silence and all eyes on me. RJ broke that silence with laughter and my mom decided to sit at a different table all together. I was so embarrassed! Never a dull moment! We had so much fun seeing everyone and we are proud of you Sarah for working so hard and making this happen and we're glad we could be there to celebrate this great achievement with you! Congratulations and we love you!!!