Three weeks ago we went to Arch's annual family camp reunion up at Lily Lake in the Bear Tooth mountains, this was Zaylies first camping trip and she LOVED it! Zaylie loves to be outside, she even loves the wind, it makes her laugh. She was quite the trooper through the rainstorms, the thunderstorms, the nickle sized mosquitos, the constant appliage of mosquito spray and sunscreen, and the bajillion people always wanting to hold her. But the real story begins with our first night there, when Arch's uncle Rand invited us to sleep in his trailer. I'll tell the story from Arch's point of view, because it takes less time...We had been sleeping for about an hour when Arch twitched really bad, you know how you do that when you feel like your falling in your sleep, he opened his eyes and saw a big dark thing on his pillow, but then it went away, so he wasn't really sure if he was dreaming or what. So 20 minutes go by and he jumps really bad again, but this time he sits up and says... um theres a mouse in the trailer. I'm like what are you sure, he says..."YES IT RAN ACROSS MY FACE" yup he felt little cold feet prints run across his face... im like two inches away from arch...gross. So I sit up and look over at Zaylie and the second i look at her, I hear a scuttering and then the mouse RUNS ACROSS ZAYLIE'S FACE!!! Of course I freak out and scream "ZAYLIE" and grab her legs and pull her towards me, and she starts screaming... needless to say in the middle of the night, Arch went and made a bed for me and Zaylie in our Jeep and Arch slept in a tent...the mouse was seen the next day, but never found.
Here is an exampe of how dirty the kids get out there, and how many mosquito bites they get...this is only an hour into the morning, I can't even describe how covered they are in dirt by the end of the night--well i guess i can--they look like Derek Zoolander when he covers his face in black down in the coal mines--Zaylie will be among them next year...YIKES! Aren't
they so cute.
So one day Arch thought it would be funny to give Zaylie a frozen otter pop to let her chew on, of course she had the time of her life, but look what it did to her face for 4 days.
We went out to dinner one night, and we thought it would be funny to see how she reacted to a lemon... we were all expecting to see a disorted face in disgust, but instead she grabbed the lemon and went to town. If you tried to take it away she would scream in protest until she got it back. She does this with pickles and limes too, I think she's going to be like her dad--if its edible she'll eat it. (I don't let her actually swallow chunks or anything, just wanted to be clear incase any of you think im a bad mother)
Zaylie has started eating solid foods, and LOVES it, she was a pro right from the start. Her favorites are sweet potatoes, banana's and prunes. But she absolutly hates pea's. She will actually keep eating them, she never turns down food, but she'll open her mouth like, awe man this stuff again. Then once the peas are in her mouth she'll make this awful face (kind of like you would expect with eating a lemon) and then start dry heaving, but she'll open her mouth again for another bite, but Arch won't let me feed them to her anymore, so no worries.
Just some cute stuff