I promise I'm keeping really good notes on any progress. The potty-training post will come...eventually!
For now, I return you to our original programming..Memorial Day Weekend...
Nothing kicks the summer off better than a good old fashion road trip, right? When we were invited up to my Aunt and Uncle's "Country House" in Hunter, NY for the day Saturday, we couldn't wait. Okay, maybe that's a bit of an overstatement...I was slightly worried...but was still excited...honest!
We loaded up and were on the road
We arrived safely and hit the ground running. Actually, it was more like...tip-toeing. They shyly (is that a word) explored the house and walked around the yard while the rest of us got lunch set up. Zoe had barely swallowed her last bite and she was off with (my cousin) Louise to the river. Sure enough, children started following...
Helen and Cole just checkin' things out
Ava and "Ma Puh-dool"
Shane couldn't collect rocks fast enough for Cole to throw. At least he was polite and would give one to Helen, too, "One you...One me..."
Eli liked helping Aunt Georgia keep track of any wildlife that was collected (i.e. Minnows)
You'll never guess who was the first to fall in...I won't say his name, but it starts with a T and ends with a Y.
Cole and Uncle Tim checking out the view down river
Ava scooped water like it was her job.
Louise and Zoe
Grammy and Granddad
After everyone was sufficiently wet, it was back up to the house for some DRY relaxing time.
Some played baseball...
Some read on the porch...
Helen and Ava learned all about the crazy adventures of Curious George
And some drew next year's fashion lines...
After dinner, there was another trip down to the river for the crazy kids and the crazy cousins (i.e. those over 3 y.o. and under 30 y.o.).
By 730p, we were back on the road, headed home. What a success the day was. Even without naps, the triplets were pleasant and well-behaved. We had minimal meltdowns and no real temper tantrums. No more than 10 miles down the road, all "babies" were sleeping and it didn't take long for Zoe and Ty to follow suit.
It was a great time with family...the way all holiday weekends should start! Thanks so much for your hospitality, Aunt Georgia and Uncle Steven. A big shout out to Louise and Helen, too. Without you guys, Zoe and Ty would have been begging for fun parents, or Shane and I would be recovering from hypothermia.