|David's first time in the Rocky Mountains!|
|The adventurous crew.|
|Too much fun for a girl and her penguin (on the ride home).|
However, even though the forecast predicted a high of about 50 degrees, once we got further into the park, it began to snow. And, as we got closer and closer to Bear Lake, the snow really started falling fast. In fact, I was getting quite nervous about the road conditions and doubting our judgment to keep going, rationing in my mind the Cheerios, bananas, and other remaining snack foods we had left in the car.
Thankfully, we didn't get stuck. The kids and
Why Toddler Had Meltdown in Starbucks:
First, I successfully avoided an initial meltdown by returning the organic chocolate milk that I had bought for my daughter (which she had picked out) for a 30 cent refund onto my debit card for the apple juice that she decided she wanted instead. Toddler pacified. However, after a few minutes, toddler decides that she doesn't like chairs. In fact, she hates them. She decides instead to stand right in the middle of thru traffic. After I give toddler a few minutes of stern reminders to sit on a chair (or at least stand near one), I pick up toddler and place on chair. Meltdown mode ensues. Already holding the 8 month old in one arm, I pick up the flopping, screaming 3 year old in the other and replace on chair. Not working. I hand baby over to Jesse's very nice, childless, young and single cousin (the only other adult with me at that moment), and pick up toddler. Baby starts to cry now because he is hungry and I'm walking away from him. I realize EVERY eye is on me in the store. I smile gingerly and walk out the back door... I also had to reenter a few minutes later to reclaim hungry baby.
This also reminds me of the 46 Reasons My Three Year Old Might Be Freaking Out by Jason Good.