Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

I think Mother's Day is one of my favorite holidays! haha
So to start off the day, I got to sleep in. YAY! Then Billy made me breakfast and the boys and he all brought the breakfast to me in bed. Brayden gave me a little purse he made at school for me. :)
After breakfast I got my hair cut again! I wanted it a tad shorter, in a "bob" cut but A-line, or inverted, or stacked or whatever you want to call it. I like it, but I can't get one side to do anything. It's like one side looks great but the other is totally different. I don't know if it's cut wrong and if I should go back to have it fixed or if I just blow dried it wrong, using the less coordinated hand on that side of my head. haha

After my hair cut, I had the grand idea to take the family up into the mountains for dinner and dessert. We brought hot dogs for dinner to cook over a campfire and roasted marshmallows for dessert. I thought it would be a great idea and fun for the boys.
However almost everything that could go wrong least we didn't have car trouble I guess and there wasn't a trip to the emergency room-although that was a close call as well. *sigh*

So we debated on whether to go up to the mountains or not but the boys were so decided that we finally decided to go. Half-way up there Billy realizes he forgot paper to start a fire with. Thankfully though our car is messy enough that we could scrape together enough scrap pieces of paper and junk mail in the car!! haha
Then the campsite we wanted to go to was closed for the season and there was still snow all over the road. Billy wanted to try going up higher and see if the other campsites were open but the snow on the road was freaking me out and I wasn't getting a good vibe about going up further into the mountains. This was the same mountain we almost got stuck on a few years ago when Billy decided to take us up a dirt road along side the mountain. It had beautiful views but it was early enough in the year that the dirt road was muddy in spots from snow melt and we got stuck. Way up high, and I had to get out to help direct Billy out. Thank goodness we did get out but I was panicking big time. That was a couple years ago though, not this time. However I still have issues from that experience though I think. haha So I didn't want to chance going up higher on the mountain (even though we were on paved roads this time) looking for another campsite.

We went back down the mountain to one of the open campsites we had passed earlier. We found one, and it seemed great until we noticed all of the large rocks sticking out of the ground.

After several kids had already tripped over them, we enforced a no running rule and watched them like a hawk around these rocks.

Then, however, Billy and the boys wanted to give me my Mother's Day gift. It was a beautiful white gold and diamond cross with a heart in the middle. It's hard to describe, so I'll post a stock photo of it. (I haven't taken a pic of it yet)

As Billy was trying to put the necklace on me, he handed the baby (Gabriel) to Alex and told him to be very careful for the rocks and not move but just stand and hold the baby for a second. Of course can you guess what happened? Alex turned around to walk away with the baby and tripped over a large rock (I'll call it a boulder haha) and fell with the baby. I saw them both on the ground so I jumped up and ran over there. At the time I was in panic mode and thought for sure the baby had been seriously hurt, or hit his head, etc. etc. You know how it is! But really looking back now, all that happened is that Alex fell down with the baby in his arms. They didn't even hit any rocks on the way down and landed on (semi) soft dirt and pine needles. The baby looked a little scraped up but that was mostly from just irritation- you know how you scratch yourself and it looks red and puffy right away but after the redness goes away there isn't even a mark. So it looked worse then it was.
Of course in the mean time we realized that my necklace wasn't on yet and now it was gone off my neck! After we saw the baby was okay we all started looking around the ground for my necklace. It was no where to be found. With a sinking feeling we looked into the campfire but thankfully we didn't see it there. I thought it was gone forever but then thankfully...I found it! Still there on the ground where I had picked up the baby from.

So there was a happy ending, and the rest of the time at the campsite was uneventful and fun. Phew. I think we've decided to not go camping this year though while Gabriel is still so small. haha
The next morning you couldn't even tell that Gabriel had fallen with Alex at all. There were just two very small scratches that look like he could have done it himself with his fingernails. (You know those little baby fingernail scratches they get if their nails aren't trimmed down enough)

Okay, speaking of the baby - he's awake now so I must cut this short!! It was a great mother's day though, despite the "great" camping trip idea I had. haha

Pictures now...

The boys giving me the necklace:

Daddy helping the boys cook hot dogs:
Alex eating a marshmallow:
Brayden making another hot dog:

Owen chowing down on his hot dog:

Baby Billy looked like he had been eating dirt!

One of the many deer we saw on the way back home - sorry about the picture quality, it was taken out of a moving window. haha


Simply, Sarah said...

What a great weekend! I'm glad things turned out ok. The necklace is pretty.

Thanks for the encouragement. This week has been better so far.

Oh, and I love how the pictures of the boys with the wall turned out!

Mormon Mommy Blogs said...

What a great weekend! It looks like a fun time was had by all!


Stacia said...

I'm so glad we're still in the same ward! And i love that pretty! Talk soon!