This last weekend, we had our very first hotel stay with Ayden and Rylee. Tony had an overnight work conference on Friday at the coast, and we joined him on Saturday. It's been super hot here lately, hitting the high 90's to 100, and remember, we don't have air conditioning! We were happy to escape to cooler weather. The first thing we did was take the kiddos (it just doesn't feel right to call them the babies anymore!) to the beach. They loved it!
Rylee got a kick out of digging her hands into the wet sand and then throwing it everywhere!
We could not keep Ayden out of the water! Apparently the freezing cold ice water of Oregon's Pacific Ocean did not have an effect on him what-so-ever! Meanwhile, his Daddy's feet felt like they were about to fall off because they were so cold. Have you ever been to the Oregon coast? It. Is. COLD! Ayden was not a happy camper when we made him get out of the water.
After we were done at the beach, we took the kiddos to the hotel pool. We would love to get them into swim lessons again, but I can't find a Saturday class around here so that Tony would be able to go to. I can't take them to a swim class by myself. Two against one in a pool is not a good thing at this point. They hadn't been in a real pool since last summer when we did swim lessons. They LOVE being in the water so much! Especially Ayden. He is a little fish!
After the pool, we went to our room and got cleaned up. Then we went out to dinner. We weren't sure how Ayden and Rylee would do since they were getting tired and it was well after their normal dinner time by the time we finally got seated. It was a very busy weekend at the coast, so we had about a half hour wait to get seated. They did great though. It helped that we kept feeding them snacks while waiting for our dinner. I had Rylee sitting next to me and was playing a game with her. We were hitting our hands on the table and giving each other high fives. I was just trying to keep her entertained. Buuuutttttt...... while playing this game, I pulled my hand back really fast so she couldn't hit it and what do you know? I knocked my entire drink over! All over the table, onto the wall behind us, into the diaper bag, and all over my leg. It was literally dripping from my leg. Gooooood times. And I couldn't even blame it on the kids! It was totally my fault.
The good news is that the people next to us didn't even notice! When they got up and left, they commented on how adorable our babies were and we should be so proud because they were so very well behaved! haha! If only the parents could have been just as well behaved. I guess they also didn't notice the moment during dinner when Ayden had a fairly serious choking incident and ended up puking his dinner up. I'm sure the waiter was happy to see us go, even if nobody else noticed our chaos. lol
Getting the kids to sleep in the hotel went pretty much exactly as I expected. They wouldn't go to sleep. It took over an hour to finally get them both settled. Once Rylee fell asleep, she slept like a rock all night. Ayden on the other hand.... He was awake from 12:30 till 3:00 and was not a happy boy. He was very overtired and not feeling well. The only way I could get him to settle down and finally go back to sleep was if I was holding him sitting upright in bed. Not comfortable, but hey, whatever works!
On Sunday, we took them to the Oregon Coast Aquarium to see all the fishies.
|Talking to the fish|
|Watching a leopard shark swim by.|
We had such a great time on our weekend adventure to the coast, but we were exhausted by the time we got home. The last thing I wanted to do was my weekend grocery shopping trip, so I put it off until Monday.
In Eugene, you have to pay if you need grocery bags so most people just use the cloth grocery bags. I have some, but almost always forget to grab them when I leave the house! Well yesterday, I was so proud of myself because I actually remembered to grab the bags before leaving. I even held them up to show Tony that I'd remembered! It's about a 15 minute drive into town to go shopping. I got to the store, only to realize I had left my purse at home! I grabbed the shopping bags, but had no purse. I would have preferred if I'd forgotten the stupid grocery bags and paid for them, and gotten my shopping done! Instead, I had to turn around and go home. But hey, at least the bags are already in my car for when I go back tonight!
Then this morning, I was putting a load of laundry into the dryer and discovered that there was little wet paper pieces ALL over the clothes and washing machine. Yep, apparently the map from the Aquarium had still been in my pocket. I couldn't even blame Tony for this one.
Mommy brain won again.