Monday, July 30, 2012

Adventures in Motherhood

This past week has been a lot of fun.  We took a week of vacation, visiting the grandparents for a few days and then Hubby and I went off on our own seeking adventure.  Well, not really.  We did go to the alpaca farm (Adonai's Alpacas, and I really can't say enough wonderful things about them) and we rented a cabin for a few days to spend some quality time together.  And yet, in all this, life was calm and quiet.  Until we headed home.

We were driving back yesterday afternoon, and suddenly Princess, who is hardly ever really sick (fever, throwing up, crying inconsolably) just threw up.  Out of nowhere.  She wasn't running a fever, she hadn't been refusing food, no sign of illness anywhere.  I'll spare you any pictures of this, as first, I didn't take any, and second, let's face it: that's just gross.  I had just been saying recently that I hardly ever remember her throwing up at all.  Like maybe twice in her almost 2 years.  Then yesterday, that bit me in the butt.  Not only did she do it, but it was of course, in the car on the way back home.  So, we had to hurriedly pull over into a KFC parking lot, get out, try to get as much cleaned up as possible, and then get back on the road.  After this fun adventure of having hubby take her to the bathroom and change her clothes, while I tried to clean and air out the car while Little Man sat in his seat trying not to think about the smell and stay cool in the 91+ degree heat, you'd think we'd get back on the road with no trouble.  Au contraire,  mon frere.

Once we got back on the road, the car suddenly decided it just didn't want to go anymore.  Nothing major, but it was just a definitive "no way Jose" (funny because we were in Gainesville, GA).  So once again, we had to pull over into a random parking lot (this time in the shade) and sit and wait.  We made a couple of frantic calls (one to Hubby's parents, one to mine) and decided the best thing to do would be to wait a minute, try to crank it again, and see what happened.  Fortunately, it cranked.  And then, it decided to go.  We made it home then with no incident, unpacked the car, cleaned everything we could on the car seat (thank goodness all of the pads are removable and washable) and I even got a can of compressed air to blow out the crevices of the car seat so it won't smell anymore.

With that, I'll leave you with these pictures of them: happy, healthy, and clean:

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