After we got the rest of the kids to bed that night, Blythe tried her hardest (boy, did she try!!) to stay awake as long as the adults did; she finally gave up on the couch in front of the fire about 10:30 that night. It was pretty funny-she just wouldn't let herself stop moving. And if she felt herself getting tired-up she went from where ever she was! For a three-year old who hadn't had a nap, that pretty much spelled meltdown the next afternoon...but that was AFTER we left :)
We ate "first breakfast" Saturday morning (after keeping the kids quiet as long as we could), and then headed out with Beth, Loren, their two girls, Beth's parents, and the dogs for a little hike. Yes, that's my youngest in a pink marshmallow snow suit. I know I brought along our blue one, but it disappeared. So we borrowed...he has a red hat on, so that's ok, right??
The rest of the day was spent eating "second breakfast" (pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes-the works cooked by Beth's hubby Loren), playing outside, and learning proper slingshot technique. Very important.
As soon as we pulled away that afternoon, Blythe proceeded to melt down and throw the biggest fit ever (for her) off and on the rest of the afternoon...even all through her nap on the way down! Impressive, to be sure. We told the kids if they took naps (much needed) on the way back, we could go burrito movie night that night; but only if they slept. To which Pax replied, "I get a burrito if I take a nap, right?" (Right) "Ok, I'm going to sleep now," and promptly closed his eyes and was asleep. Also impressive....
thanks for the little retreat, Beth and Loren...looking forward to going up again sometime!!n