Friday, September 10, 2010

Lake Owyhee aka WannaHockALogee and Other Pics!

We went camping up in Idaho at Lake Owyhee the last weekend in August with Archie's family. It was our first time camping with Gabe! The ride up was semi-eventful...we got a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, but Archie was a trooper in the 100 degree heat and fixed up in no time flat. The downside was we got a lot of extra flies in the car, which was really, really annoying. Every time Gabe was falling asleep one would land on him and he'd freak out and start crying again. So it wasn't the funnest driving.

We took the first exit of Boise and stopped there for the night. The next we had to get a new tire and then we were on our way.

The lake was really pretty, but the first day was really hot and stuffy. I thought Gabe was getting burned really badly and that he was going to get heatstroke. But the kids all cooled down in the mini swimming pool we brought.

It's been awhile since the Crozier clan has gotten together...we had two of Archie's brothers and their families, plus their mom flew in as a surprise so she was able to hang for the weekend as well.

We checked out the lake, waded in the hot springs...which were either too hot and you were getting burned or it was way too cold from the river water getting in. Gabe didn't know what to think so he just stayed in my arms the whole time while Archie and his brothers built up dams and what not.

Each day got a lot colder, which was nice since it was just soo darn hot that first day. We had amazing food from everyone pitching in so we ate like queens and kings. The only thing that was super hard was just Gabe not being used to it. He wouldn't take naps which made him extra grumpy and we had a hard time getting him to sleep at night, but once he was asleep he stayed asleep (well, he always got up at the crack of dawn). So we're hoping next summer he'll have a lot more fun being older. It was fun to get away for a few days, but we were all happy to make it back home and get some actual sleep!

I love eating blue crayons!
This is the closest to a smile I could get from him!
Oh, back to grumpy!
Also, Archie left yesterday for Singapore for three works for work. He's training the peeps down their in their new facility. He arrived a few hours ago at about 1:30 AM their time. It'll be a tough three weeks, but hey, I can't complain too much. He'll bring back some good souvenirs and pics! He also claimed the camera so no pics for a few weeks...Maybe I'll get him to send some via email and post some up here in a week or two!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mini Update

Just got back from some camping with Archie's family and it was super fun and crazy! Pics to come soon...

But I just have to add a couple of super cute things about Gabe. Yesterday we were getting ready to head out for grocery shopping and I told him that we were going and it was time to go. So I put on his shoes and got the diaper bag all ready...but then I remembered one thing I needed to do before we left. So I was sitting at the kitchen table and the next thing I know Gabe comes over and starts pushing my butt right on out of the chair! He wanted us to get going! It was really funny. He's never done that before. Nothing too big, but hey I'm a first time mommy and things like this are just so cute.

And today we were eating out at Olive Garden...well, Gabe is not a big eater. He basically likes bread, peanut butter, yogurt, and fruit, and milk along with anything really sugary and sweet. So I brought a peanut butter sandwich for him. He ate a couple of bites and then threw it at Archie...such a sweetie. But as my pasta dish came he kept whining at me so I moved the dish more into the middle between the two of us and he picked up the gigantor fork and spoon and started going to town on my pasta! At first he spit it out, but then he was like: "Hmmm, this is actually pretty good. I think I'll have more!" He got it everywhere and all over; it was beautiful. He ate pasta all by himself. Not saying that he'll do it tomorrow, but I'm hopeful now that he'll actually start eating some regular food!!! Yeah for small 'miracles!'