Monday, April 27, 2009

Jelly Belly Fun

I am so behind on my posting. So many pictures and stories, never enough time. But last week we jumped in the car again with our friends and headed down to the Jelly Belly Factory for a morning of fun. The boys got so excited even though they had no idea where we were actually going. The ride down was uneventful and rather quick. There was a little oopsie when we got there. I took Tanner potty before we went on the tour and when we were in the bathroom he went potty and I noticed he didn't have any underwear on. So I asked him where it was and he told me without even thinking twice, 'at home in the bathroom.' Tanner is very into dressing himself and changing outfits as he feels necessary. Oh well, nothing I could do about it, so he went commando.

The tour was too long for 9 little kids 5 and under especially when you have adults blocking your view. But overall everyone was really good and had a wonderful time. And as always, Austin never cried once. Perfect baby.

We had all planned to take our packed lunches to a park but due to cold weather and high winds we hit the first McDonalds on the way home ate and headed home for the rest of the day.

Not three exits after we got on the freeway Ty remembered that he had to pee. So I got off on the first exit which was in the middle of no where with nothing around, and he said he couldn't hold it. So I let him pee on the side of the road. He was so excited,
'Really Mommy?!? In the bushes? Cool!'
As soon as Tanner saw this he all of a sudden had to go too.
'But Tanner, you just went!'
'Mommy, I have to go
now I can't hold it.'
'Tanner, I think you're okay.'
'No Mommy, I have to go now, in the bushes, like Ty, now Mommy, HURRY!'
So I find his shoes, get him out, and everyone goes pee, well the boys, not me. Oh, and did I mention the wind? It was windy so angles and direction was also very important in this situation.

Then, another 15 min. of driving goes by and I ask Ty to put the pacifier back in Austin's mouth. He can't find it. I encourage him to look again. Nothing. I reach my arm back and practically dislocate my shoulder doing so, but there is no pacifier. Austin is getting pretty mad at this point and since we really aren't that much closer to home than we were when we left McDonald's I pull off again to find the pacifier. Even when I was stopped an outside of my car looking for that thing it still took 10 min. Gratefully I did find it.

2 min. later, Austin was asleep. 5 min. later Tanner was out. And even though he didn't sleep Ty was dazed and relaxed the whole trip.

Good friends, good day, good times.


Diana said...

So funny! Those boys are the best.

Jenni said...

I laughed reading about the potty time on the side of the road. Sage had to do this once about 2 years ago and she still talks about it and wants us to pull over when we are in the mountains so she can pee. It never fails that all the kids go potty before we leave the house and not 15 minutes into shopping at the store they all have to go again. I can't wait until they can hold it for more than 30 seconds.