Monday, September 03, 2007

A weekend of firsts...

So we went on our first little Holiday as a family of three! I know some people are waaaaay more gutsy and would have done something cooler, or even gone earlier...but I think I was pretty gutsy to be taking a 6-7 week old baby anywhere for more than a few hours. Anyway, we decided to head down to Kalispell for the the weekend and hit up the local Target...and the Ross..and the Home Depot - basically we just wanted to do some shopping. So we headed out on Thursday night...and what would normally be a 4 hour trip turned into a 10 hour trip...I guess that's what happens when you're baby's on a tight schedule and likes to eat every three hours. This 'Babywise' stuff means I have a happy baby 99% of the time, but it's soooo restrictive and things can get a bit ugly when we're off schedule.'s still the best thing I could have done. I loooooove my scheduled baby! Anyway...back to the Holiday. So we checked into our hotel and had a nice night...Hailey slept like a champ and let her mom and dad recover from the drive down (through a reserve on some pretty scary mountain roads that conveniently had horses...and cows...and foxes and all sorts of animals running around - in the middle of the night!) it was scary! So the next morning...we made our little trip to Target while Ben went to Home Depot to price out a drill for the business (I know we have Home Depot here, but things are just cheaper down there). Anyway, I know I'm a shopper...and I know Hailey is too, but Kalispell doesn't have much more to offer than we were soooo happy when Chris and Lauren (who were down at her family's cabin for the weekend) called us up. So, we headed out to Echo Lake and spent the evening with Lauren's family - who by the way are lots of fun and super friendly! We sat around and talked and then played a dice game and finally headed back to the hotel for another good night of sleeping by Hailey...and then we started the day all over again. We went to Target...again, and to Home Depot...again, and then to Echo Lake to see Chris and Lauren! They took us on a boat ride...Hailey's first! She was soooo cute in her little life jacket. Then later we went bowling...I had to wear Hailey in the '80's baby bjorn'...and she loved it. The best part of it all was the score at the end:Chris won...of course, Ben came in second...he had a cast on his right hand, so was bowling left handed and still beat me and Lauren, then I was third...and I was wearing a baby the whole time, and then poor Lauren was last and had no excuse. She was a good sport though...and we all know I would have been a total gong show if I could actually throw the ball and faster - Hailey kept me in line! SO don't feel bad Lauren, I'm usually way way worse...well 73's a pretty bad score, but believe me, it gets worse!

Anyway, we decided to head home on Sunday and try to get Hailey back on her schedule. She did soooo good until Saturday and then decided to stop napping and therefore kept us up for a few hours until she finally decided to sleep for the night. So we headed back and this time drove through Logan's pass instead of the reserve...although it was almost as scary as the horses on the road. Here's Ben and Hailey in front of some Lake just before we headed up to the Pass. Sooooo cute!!
And here's a picture looking out the window while driving on the Pass...the mountain literally dropped straight down after that little edge on the road....freaky! I was seriously so scared!
And here a pic of where we came can kind of see a little road carved out of the edge of the Mountain...I'm not kidding, it seriously freaked me out!!
Anyway, we made it safely to the top of the pass...took some pictures of the wildlife and the rest was downhill from there. I finally could breathe again!'s a picture of me at a pull out on one of the less scary stretches of the pass... I had to get out and face my fears - so there I am smiling through my tears. That is the girl who went Bungee jumping when she was 14...used to take huge - I mean HUGE jumps snowboarding...loved to rock climb and hike...and now it's the girl who cries while safe inside her truck on a narrow little stretch of road. What has happened to me??? I am no longer as gutsy as I used to be!

Anyway, that's it. A weekend of firsts...Hailey's first trip across the boarder, her first boat ride, first time bowling and our first little Holiday. We had lots of fun and are looking forward to more firsts to come!

Oh and here's one of the cute baby...just for fiun!


Jeni, Brian & Natalie Rawlins said...

She looks like a woodruff to me!! And Meagan, I hope you dont mind me saying, but your boobs are HUGE!! Oh how I miss the nursing days!

Angie said...

Looks like you guys had fun! I have turned into a scardy cat too since I had Howie. I geuss thats what happens when babies come into our lives!

The Taylors said...

Ok I was thinking the same thing as Jeni but wasn't sure if I should say it on a blog comment, haha!!!!!! Looking good! Sounds like a fun weekend. I have been devouring Babywise myself these last few days just to make sure I don't miss anything, I am doing it "right" this time!!!!! Good for you taking a road trip with Hailey already, you're brave!

Jewel said...

Wow, your first road trip. Looks like a ton of fun. That lifejacket on her was so dang cute!!!