It was a lot of fun. His kids especially loved it. We spent a lot of time in the dinosaur exhibit.
It was great spending our day off with them. It had been about 2 months since we saw them last.
Then this last weekend we went camping! It was the second time in our marriage that we have done so, and this time with 5-month old twins. However, before we could leave to go camping, Josh and the girls needed to do this:When we got to the campground, which was about 45 minutes away, near Bloomington (home of IU), the girls were getting tired and hungry. Josh set up the tent while I held babies and met some people from our ward. When the tent was set up we tried feeding the girls but they were very crabby and nothing was working well. It was a miserable hour or so of rocking, snuggling, feeding, and trying our girls to relax and go to sleep. We seriously felt like packing up the tent and leaving. Not a good start to our camping trip. However, they both finally fell asleep, and then we were able to finally get some food ourselves and hang out with the nice people in our ward. We had s’mores, hotdogs, amazing gumbo, and peach and cherry cobbler. Yum! We also feel like we are starting to get to know more people in our ward which is the real reason we went on this trip.
A funny finding happened when we had finished setting up our tent and opened it up. There was a toiletry bag in the middle of the tent floor. We had lost it last summer while camping, or so we thought, which was bad since it had my glasses in there! I have since gotten a new pair of glasses. So, it was funny finding it, especially since we thought the raccoons in Utah were having fun with my optics.
The girls woke up once in the night, like they have been doing lately, for a feeding and then slept in until about 7am. They were great. Josh and I however slept horribly on the hard ground. It took us a nap that day, and several naps Sunday morning, before church, to fully recover from this trip. Yikes. Next time we’ll go much more prepared for the actual “sleeping” part.
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