Home again, home again, jiggety jig! Even with missing a few pillows that are now living in either Hays or Denver, it was nice to sleep in our own beds last night. Granted, our entire main floor looks like a tornado and a bomb got married and had babies in it. Yowza. And all of that was in 1 car. Not even a magic clown car, just a good ole Jeep. Shocking that we didn’t love each other more than we did. Kidding.
The ride back was the one shot deal, no stops. J drove at mach speed to get us back before dark. Not really sure why, but I went with it. We brought back one fabulous addition, Gram. Yeah!!
|This is one of the 500 pics of Tita, courtesy of L. If her neck is sore, you will know why.
I actually had a request from a fan (translation: a small pre teen cousin who is growing up entirely too fast and rhymes with Schmemma) of Vacation update #3. I was impressed and felt pressure immediately. After all, I had had friendly feedback that Vacation update #2 wasn’t THAT funny. Well crap. Now I need to be funnier?? Ok, so a priest and a rabbi walk into a bar…. No? Ok well then perhaps the antics for the remainder of the vaca will have to do. But the joke is a good one. There’s a duck at the end.
Martinez Family Vacation Update #3: Pooped, jumpolines and the panino
Sunday was Sunday Funday. Despite M deciding to throw a rager at 3:30am and there were only like 18 people sleeping in the house at the time. Awesome. The plan was to head to Heritage Square and ride the rides and act like we were in the time trials at the Olympics on the Alpine slide.
|View from the Slide down….
I have done this a few times before and since there were 18 people going and L had officially disowned his father and I, I felt I could bow out. My boys loved it apparently as well as everything else- swan rides (boats, not the feathered cranky kind), roller coasters, and rode ponies named Kevin and Carmelo. No joke. M and Kevin apparently had multiple opportunities to bond.
|Kevin and M, bonding.
L played more than he slept or ate. There were so many cousins to play with and he didn’t have to be the oldest, for once. He loved it. Enter the ‘jumpoline’-aka trampoline. The child lived and laughed on this thing and coaxed any chump (I mean, cousin) to jump with him. One lovely cousin who I will call Schmittany told L ‘I’m pooped’. He immediately looked at her pants and (I’m sure was judging-he IS my kid) told Schmeri ‘She pooped her pants’. Laughter all around… Mr. Literal.
He also is apparently training to be Liberace (minus the candleabra and ‘personality’) with the piano. However, he called it a ‘panino’. Tomato, Tomato. Whatever.
Martinez Family Vacation Update #4 (I’m multi-tasking)
Monday was an early morning due to 4th of July parade festivities. Good thing M and I were up with the birds and maybe China. Sheesh. We chose to hang for a bit and enjoy a little neighborhood that totally felt like Pleasantville (in a good way). It was great. The boys got to see more family and decorate bikes, scooters and such. Well, L and his bff Schmory (the sch- thing is addictive) decorated and then L ripped it off. M chose to walk up to any strange dog and poke, pet or hug. No fear. And a side note, the dogs in CO are as calm as most of the residents. Weird…but at least my kid left the state with all his digits.
There were popsicles- always an awesome idea to sugar up kids before parking them in a car for 8 hours. And we said our goodbyes (enter Hallmark movie tears as L and his bff said their goodbyes). The good news is that he has only asked for Schmory about 10 times since we have been home. He also told me this morning he wants to ‘kype him. There is a bobblehead in our future (inside joke).
The ride home was relatively uneventful. There was screeching, loud movies, inordinate amounts of milk consumption, and me (crammed in between 2 car seats the size of Montana). F-U-N times!
Things to remember for our next road trip:
1. Wear helmets (M likes to throw things)
2. L is a fabulous road tripper (just needs to do a little country pee, and he’s golden)
3. Exercise your cheeks (not those, get your mind right)– there will be lots of talking with a toddler.
4. Tape record the following responses (a. No, we are not in Dember yet. b. No, we are not going to Nana’s. c. There isn’t a moco in your drink, Leave it alone. d. The cows were not going to work)
6. A small cow, for the amazing amount of milk M drinks. Moooooo
7. Earplugs. For many reasons.
Jealous? I know you are, and it’s ok. Kevin and Carmelo are waiting for your next trip to CO.