Thursday, May 28, 2009
Pictures from our trip to Libby, Montana
My mom and I took the kids to Montana to see my mom's dad who is 90 years old. Here are a few pictures from the trip. It is a 12 hour drive to get there. The kids were amazing traveling in the car. But, they were busy bodies once out of the car. I told my mom it was like people in prison. They seem pretty good when they are stuck in a controlled area but once you get them out of prison they turn wild again. That is seriously how I felt. The kids were so good driving there while confined to their carseats. But, once they were let out in the open they were like wild animals. :) They never stopped moving the entire trip. I felt 10 times more tired when I got home then when I left. The packing and unpacking alone is enough to kill anyone with kids under the age of 3.....Baby beds, car seats, life jackets, clothes, diapers, wipes, sippy cups, snacks, the list goes on and on. I have been doing laundry and cleaning the car since we got back. No joke, the car seats showed every meal the kids had eaten -- oreos, fries, chocolate milk, nuggets, etc. I literally had to spray the car seats down and wash the covers twice. Thank goodness for my mom who was smart enough to buy a DVD player so the kids could watch movies in the car. That was a life saver!!! Overall though, the trip was great and I am so happy I took the kids. It created a lot of fun memories for all of us. It is hard work but you have to start them young so they get used to traveling and experiencing new things.
The pictures are of us at the swinging bridge which spreads across the Kooteni River, my grandma Ida's grave (she and I were very close so it was fun to have the kids see where she is buried), the kids sleeping on the long trip, and lake and libby playing and having fun.