Thursday, May 31


We visited Kevin's sister and parents last weekend in St. George. It was the first "big" car trip for all of us (all 3of the girls went, too). I did take him to Idaho to visit my mom a couple of months ago, but that wasn't quite as adventurous as this trip.
All things considered, he did GREAT! The first day, he was a little fussy gus just about all day. We also didn't have anything for him to sleep in, so we were up constantly, trying to get him back to sleep, moving him from the floor to our bed, back and forth. The next day, I decided to pick up a pack 'n play from Wal-Mart. As soon as we got it home, Angel put it together. It was probably the best 80 bucks I've ever spent. He slept like a dream (or dare I say, like a baby?) that night and almost all of his naps, too.
We also went hiking in Zion National Park. This was a scary adventure for us, because Charlie hasn't ever done anything like it. We've gone to Emilee's soccer games before, but nothing so far away from diaper bags, extra bottles, diapers and places to nap.
So, I donned the baby backpack and off we went. Within the first 5 minutes of walking, he was fast asleep, nuzzled on my chest. It was SO CUTE. We had bought a little cheezy stroller at Wal-Mart as well because I forgot his regular stroller at home (duh!). The stroller acted more as a storage on wheels deal for everything like jackets, water bottles and sunscreen. Charlie was only in it to and from the car to the park. Still, it will be nice to have one of those easy strollers when he gets a bit older and we just need something with wheels, without the bulk.
We had so much fun on our trip! The girls are so cute with him. They all want to hold him, play with him, and take such good care of him. I'm so glad he's lucky enough to get such great big sisters.
In development news, he is able to sit by himself now. I don't dare leave him alone yet, but he is up on his bum and can reach for his toys and such now. Pretty soon we're going to have to get the carpets cleaned and the house baby-proofed because this little guy is about to explore and destroy!

Kevin is trying to convince Charlie to eat his peaches. Charlie
was not convinced.

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