Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A visit to Grammy's and the County Fair

With my sisters flying in from Georgia and Hawaii for a rare visit to Overton, as well as my Utah siblings coming down, a trip to Grammy Jo and Bampa's was pretty necessary for us this past weekend. Unfortunately, I would be making the pilgrimage alone with my three small children, since Keith was unable to come.
The drive there was mostly fine until we came to Hoover dam. There was a huge backup where we were in stop and go traffic (with mostly stop, and occasionally going one or two miles an hour) for two hours. Yes folks, two hours of that with just me and three kids. After sitting in one spot for five minutes with poor little Finley screaming her head off, I got out and held her. Unfortunately, that is the moment when traffic decided to move, so I pulled a Brittney Spears and jumped into the driver's seat with her on my lap. Since traffic was barely moving, if at all, I ended up nursing her on both sides and changing her diaper while cruising along at 1 mile an hour. I know, I'm a bad mom. I was dearly wishing for Keith at that moment.
On Friday we all went to the Clark County Fair. We didn't do any rides, since we are going to Disneyland in two weeks, and thankfully the kids were okay with that. Although Isaac did point at the Ferris Wheel and say, "I hink I better ride that." Bampa got his arms worn out from carrying around a little girl...not sure why she seemed unable to walk. Hopefully this isn't a foreshadowing of her behavior at Disneyland.
We watched a cute animal show that the kids really seemed to enjoy. Can you tell they really love their Bampa?
Rhys and Finley will be great friends someday, but on this visit Finley got very concerned and scared when Rhys would smilingly scootch across the floor to her. Could be that he is quite a bit bigger than her, despite that she is older. Reminds me of a dorky rhyme my cousin Linds taught me when we were kids:
Fatty and Skinny went to bed. Fatty rolled over and Skinny was dead. Now Fatty is sad 'cuz Skinny is dead.
No offense meant to Rhys, because he is the cutest little chub-chub. More on this trip later!

6 comments:

lexi said...

i like how mom thought she could get away with having her eyes closed because she had her sunglasses on. i can totally tell. but i wish i could have gone to the fair.

cassidy said...

Cute pickies. I miss those kids already. But Fin was always so suspicious of everyone and had that irritated look on her face all weekend. It was fun to see everybody and hang out with ya's. And Mom looks skinny skinny skinny in that picture!

linds said...

did i teach you that awesome rhyme...rhys is not chubby...finley is super tiny.

Jolynn said...

Finley definitley was not her usual self this weekend. And she was pretty leary of Rhys, but understandably so. When he goes after something, there is no stopping him! All five of our grandkids are so cute and we love each one of them so much! It was such a fun weekend with everyone (except the sons-in-law,who we all missed!)here together. And Dooze, quit giving away my secret. No one else would have known..........except it is kind of noticeable. Hill, I'm glad you could come, even though the actual driving part of the trip was hideous.

Krystal said...

hahah britney spears! funny. even if you had gotten hit going 1 mph worst thing that would happen is finley might accidentally bite you. no airbags, not even a dent! i understand sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. now if only you had brineys mercedes. that would be sweet!

THE O'NEILL FAMILY said...

Driving thru Hoover dam is horrible!! You are brave to travel with the kids on your own! Love your description of pulling a Britney Spears... hilarious!

Sounds like you had a fun visiting family!