Monday, October 19, 2009

Pinetop weekend!

This will be a long post with lots of pictures! We went to Pinetop this weekend, which was so much fun! My parents have a cabin up there that is the backdrop of so many happy memories growing up. We couldn't wait to get back up there this weekend.
Jeremy couldn't make this trip, so it was me and the kids, plus my sister and her family heading up on Thursday. Driving alone with the two kids was, well, trying. Lilly was awesome but Zac was understandably bored and grumpy. It was a long drive. My parents then came up Friday evening.
The leaves are changing - this pic is for you, Jeannette!

And here is Lilly in her rain coat. Nope, it didn't rain. It really wasn't even that cold. But, it still looked darn cute on her!
When my parents arrived, Stevie and Kendra and Shyla had to move out of the master bedroom and head upstairs to the loft. Stevie made me pass him the port-a-crib from below. I'm really not sure why - there are stairs you know!

One of our many walks. Not sure what is wrong with Kendra in this pic!

Awww a sleeping Shyla! What a cutie!

The three kids on another walk.

Kendra and Shyla. All together now: "Awwwww!"

Zac is a madman! That boy will not stay still while he is awake, AT ALL! I don't remember Lilly being quite this active! Is it a boy thing? He loved playing outside!

Lilly too, of course! The more outside time the better in her book!

They even had to play in my dad's boat.

Notice my dad in the background - always working! One project this weekend was stacking the newly delivered wood.

So Stevie had to help of course.

They also collected, bagged, loaded and disposed of 20+ huge bags of pine needles. What a BIG job!
All that working (and playing, on Lilly's part) makes people hungry!

All in all, it was a great trip, though I was exhausted when we got back! The drive home was long but uneventful. Lilly is a trooper, and I really think (hope?) that once Zac gets a little older it will be even easier to head up to the mountains more often. Thanks mom and dad for the memories, old and new!


Natalie said...

I think it is a boy thing. Spencer never stops moving- awake or asleep. He's always been like that. Even in utero.

Looks like a fun weekend. Maybe we'll tag along some time. Do you like how I just invited myself to your parent's cabin?

The Yager Family said...

Natalie you guys can definitely tag along!!

Your Mom said...

What a fun and exhausting really is a 3 ring circus now-a-days but so so much fun!!

Kendra Forgacs said...

Fun, fun, fun weekend!

I think what was "wrong" with me in that one picture is that it was like the 12th shot and I was tired of it! (And my teeth still hurt).

OMG! My sleeping baby is SO cute. I could just eat her!

OMG! My husband looks pretty ridiculus with the wood-pile!

Suzanne said...

Looks like a lot of fun, and I love the cool weather clothing, you lucky ducks!

Nicole Buchheit said...

AWWWW! Love the pictures, and the changing trees! LOVE the picture of Lillie with her face up against the side of the deck/porch!!! :)

lady of leisure said...

Yea for Pinetop!! After our weekend in Sedona Bernie decided we need to buy a cabin (with what money I'm not sure!). As for the activity, I can't compare since I don't have a girl, but Tyler is already super active. He is never still. In fact it worries me a little when he is just lying on the floor doing nothing - I wonder what is wrong!

Jeannette said...

Ooooh lovely leaves! Thanks for thinking of me. :o) It looks like it was a great weekend. I'm glad you had a great time, you deserve it!

Laura said...

Okay, now we're tagging along too - don't forget us!!! :) Looks like a blast!

GMA, GPA said...

Zac is getting so big! Shyla is the cutest! What a great weekend!