Monday, July 7, 2008

vacationing with a baby is a little different...

we traveled to coeur d'alene, idaho for the 4th of july this year to attempt our first camping trip with a baby. we rented a cabin at a campground so maybe it wasn't technically camping but i sure am glad we got this cabin the campground was very nice and went up a hill into the mountain. i would definitely recommend staying here.
kale and peter after the first crazy night. we got to the campground late and kale was already tired. he didn't have any time to orient himself before bedtime and would not be consoled unless fed. praise God kale would take cold formula. three times during the night he woke up only to calm down after having some of a bottle. i didn't know what we were going to do after this night but kale adjusted well and it only got better from there.
eating puffs out of the container like pringles. whatever keeps him happy at this point.
auntie emily and kale hit it off right away. although kale was exhausted in this picture, he was still a happy little guy.
coffee was definitely needed the next morning. we went into coeur d'alene for the day of the 4th and there was a fun toy store called figpickel's toy emporium. we had to go in just for the name and kale went on his first carousel ride. i think he liked it but seemed indifferent at the time.
people watching and taking in the town
kale's set up for dinner. on this trip kale started eating about double what he normally eats. maybe it was the fresh air but it has continued since we have gotten home. this morning he had a large bottle, bigger than usual. then he had some cereal and almost a whole banana. i don't know where he puts it because he is still a little bean pole. must be growing though!
uncle johnny making us some "mallow" sticks
emmy and kale
we even had a porch swing!
kale had an assortment of new foods this weekend. hey, who eats healthy on vacation?


trying to try some beer from the growler
attacking some ice cream on the way home
his little mouth imprint
he really liked that ice cream
zonked out most of the way home



9 comments:

Micah said...

Ahhh! I wanna meet the little guy so bad. Heck, I'd be happy just to see you two again. :)

Micah said...

Ahhh! I wanna meet the little guy so bad. Heck, I'd be happy just to see you two again. :)

Becky said...

Great pictures, feel as if I was there--minus the bug bites. We're so happy for you 5!
thanks for the many many snapshots of the weekend,
love,
Oma

Deeapaulitan said...

What a fun weekend you seem to have had! It only gets more fun with the kids as they grow! Honest!
We've been in Figipickles! I'd forgotten about it though.
Can't wait to see the effects of chowing down on his cheeks!

Great Harvard shirt - start saving now!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the pictures! i can't wait to see him again....and you and peter of course!

Anonymous said...

oh by the way that anonymous comment is from me your sister (vanessa), i forgot my name :)

kelsey said...

looks like you had so much fun!!! i'm jealous...our 4th was rained out...no fun!

Anonymous said...

Reading your blog in the Denver airport makes the time pass so much faster!!
Glad you had fun.
Joanie

Ashley said...

Love the pictures, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who feeds their baby ice cream.