Saturday the kids played in the sand by the river, adults played Tripoly, we ate dutch oven lasagna, had killer cake, and talked late into the night. On Sunday we got up and got ready for church. We drove about 20 minutes up to Riggins, ID to attend a branch there. The church building was so small. The branch was so small. Normally attendance is around 25 but with our group and other visitors there were about 75 people there. It still looked like hardly anyone to me. The Primary president was so excited when all of our kids went to primary as she and her two children are normally the only ones in Junior Primary. The rest of the day we hung around. That night we build a bon-fire and had smores', chatted and played card games. On Monday the kids played at the river all morning. The rest of the afternoon we packed and cleaned up the house. It was a ton of fun. We had so much yummy food including smoothies with flavors from our friend's snow shack. Delicious!
There were a couple of scary incidents. Gabby went missing again. That is frightening with a river in the backyard and a swimming pool in the front yard. She is not very adventurous so we didn't think she was there but we searched anyway. It's scary to go looking in those kind of places for your 3 year old. She had locked herself into one of the empty bedrooms with her blanket, sleeping bag, and movie player. Another scary incident was when I was looking for Corbin and we couldn't find him and 2 others (ages 5 and 6). We found them at the river by themselves. They were even crossing back and forth through a shallow part. Awesome! It turns out it was a big miscommunication. The boys had in fact asked for permission from Scott who was sleeping. Scott thought they were going to the river with the older kids but they did not. The older kids were at a different part of the river than the younger boys. After that I told Corbin he had to talk to me before he did anything so I could know exactly where he was and who he was with. Thank you Heavenly Father for watching out for our boys.
I thought we might not be able to go because I was horribly sick on Thursday. I woke up with a headache and I was feeling nauseous but I went ahead and did my yard work. It did not go away. I then took a trip to the D.I. to drop off something and had to pull over to throw up in Piper's blanket. I proceeded to barf violently throughout the rest of the day. I barfed at least 20 times. It was awful. I don't know if it was pregnancy + headache combination, or stomach flu, or what. Whatever it was it was terrible. Scott called our home teacher and they gave me a priesthood blessing that night. The next day I stayed in bed until 4:00 p.m. and I got up because I was feeling a bit better. Saturday morning I had to make up for lost time and go grocery shopping and pack for the camping trip all by 10:00 a.m. We were only 30 minutes late, not bad considering.
I'm 17 weeks and I'm feeling very nauseous today. If this doesn't go away I may have to go on anti nausea medication. I have never been this sick for this long. I did feel the baby kick for the first time last week so that's exciting. Other than that I do have more energy now so that is a good thing. I cleaned out our closet today and boy did it need it. The kids closet is next
|Scott moved the car seats out so I could take some things to the D.I. The kids sat in them immediately and ate their otter pops.|
|Totally entrolled. The TV isn't normally on at this time and they were loving Danial Tiger's Neighborhood.|
|The "ranch." It has a weird design and doesn't look great from the outside but the inside is really nice. Each castle structure has 2 bedrooms. The upper deck shows the size of the kitchen and family open room. Awesome!|
|Riggins Branch Building|