While this post was already late last Tuesday night when I went to put it up, it was made later by the amount of missing stuff. I couldn’t leave it quite as empty as it was, so I filled in what I could remember.
Monday we prepped for a trip to the sand dunes. That included getting all of our bags packed for the trip and prepping food. Heather decided to take charge of meals this time around due to her mom having a lot going on. I’m sure there was a show and stories, but in the craziness of the day and evening I didn’t get them down.
Tues we drove to the dunes. In the past we have borrowed a pop-up trailer for the trip. Our van has been the tow vehicle of choice simply because it has no problems with most pop-ups and it’s still in good shape. This time around the people it was borrowed from sent the tow vehicle with it. We discovered the pop-up was more of a pop-out than a pop-up. As in, it was travel trailer with ends that popped out with beds and no roof raising was needed. This would have proven too big for our van for what it’s worth. Of course the kids didn’t want to be on their own, Cecilia wanted to sleep with Mom and Gideon wanted to sleep with Dad. We’ve tried working around this a little in the past, but really probably need a camping trip that we specifically address this during to get past it.
Wednesday we spent at the dunes. The weather wasn’t bad, a little cooler than previous trips and some clouds meandered through a couple of times. It was a good day and the kids had a lot of fun.
Thursday we came back from the dunes. As is normal I helped break the camp down. I find that being one of the two or three doing that instead of going and playing with the kids can be one of the more calming parts of these trips. We stopped at an event at the park next to the school put on by the PTA, a kind of back-to-school party, on the way home. After that Cecilia picked Paw Patrol.
I read Gideon and Cecilia both stories, but I was too tired to remember what.
Friday Heather got a bunch of errands run while I caught up on the weeks email and such. The kids hung out at home after a morning of pretending to go to school. Basically they got up at the regular time they would need to, got ready, had breakfast, and walked to the building. (Cecilia made them late.) Gideon picked Lego Ninjago for a nighttime show.
I read Gideon Shark Attack and Cecilia Santa Duck. Heather had a massive headache and read to the kids in our room, but I’m not sure what she read Gideon before reading Cecilia If You Give a Cat a Cupcake.
Saturday we went to church in the evening. We watched Paw Patrol for Cecilia, but it was very late so we didn’t have stories after.
Sunday we did a family bike ride in the morning, and a park in the afternoon for a short bit. Gideon picked Ninjago again.
I read Cecilia If you give a Moose a Muffin after I read Gideon Santa Duck I think. I’m not sure what Heather read to the kids but she did get some chatting time with Gideon which doesn’t usually happen as much as she’d like.