Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Good Ol' Faithful

Hello all! Well we are home again for a few short minutes so I thought I would let you know what we have been up to. We went to Yellowstone a few weekends ago for a Hutchings family reunion. We had such a good time, the cabin we stayed in was really nice and the scenery was beautiful. Some of Dusten's uncles had brought their canoes and so we decided to take them out for a leisurely ride down a calm river. Before we left my sister in law asked me if I was going to bring Oliver and I replied, "Of course, why?" "Do they have life jackets for the babies?" she replied. I looked at her blankly and replied, "Um yeah, I guess." I hadn't even thought about needing to put Oliver in a life jacket! Now this statement may not be so weird to you but you must know that while I had no second thoughts about sending my 8 month old coasting down a river, I shudder and gag at the thought of putting him in those baby seats they have attached to some carts and have near cardiac failure at the idea of him playing in a "ball pit". Anyway after feeling like a horrible mom I inquired about life jackets and there were some in his size so away we went!

We were enjoying our lazy canoe ride when the weather took a turn for the worse very quickly and before we knew it we were having to find shelter on land because we were being pelted by hail and tossed around by wind. Luckily I had my trusty mountain-man husband by my side and he had a dry place for us to sit in no time. He even supplied us with yummy Swedish Fish as we patiently waited for the storm to pass. I have to say I was very impressed by his resourcefulness and if he was writing this he would have to say that he was impressed that I didn't completely freak out. Thanks babe.


When the weather subsided a bit we climbed back in to our canoes and made the rest of the trip in peace. Oliver even fell asleep in my arms (which is so not his style)! Man that kid is a trooper!

6 comments:

Alli said...

I love fun trips like it. They just wouldn't be as memorable if something unpredictable didn't happen. Way to go for waiting the storm out. I can't believe how big Oliver is! I'm so sad I didn't get to see him last week.

kate said...

Oh Oliver is so cute!!!! And it looks like you had fun...way to make the best of it! It sounds like you are having a fun summer...JEALOUS!!!

Sugar... said...

Wow, I wonder if we were in Yellowstone at the same time, and rafting on a river during the same storm! Crazy...we were in West Yellowstone and out of nowhere this huge storm came. Was it last Saturday? Glad you had a good trip. We always have a blast there.

Braden said...

You forgot to mention how Oliver didn't seem to complain once or ate least sound miserable or anything.....unlike the rest of us.....including Miles!!!!!!!!!!!

That trip was fun aside of this liitle part of it.......

Ashley Preston said...

Looks like a crazy experience, but lots of fun! I love to see pictures of Oliver. He is such a cutie. How are you holding up chasing him around now that he is crawling?

mere said...

i'm glad we have different phobias that compliment each other. I would not think twice about a ball pit...now I know better.