Thursday, Ryder woke up pumped for our "road trip!!" He kept telling Peanut, "We are going on a road trip! A road trip!"
We took him to the Day Home so Peanut and I could pack...we really didn't need his help. LOL
Playing trucks on GG and Grampa's counter while Peanut bathed.
Once all tummies were full, we made another break for it. To get to Vancouver from Kelowna you have to drive over a huge mountain pass. There was still snow up on top, but most of it had melted from the rest stop we decided to have our lunch break at. There was no playground, but Ryder was happy to just play trucks by the picnic table and Peanut was happy to be out of her seat, in her pea pod kicking and punching!
Ryder loved the slide and we hoped he was tired enough to fall instantly asleep in that hotel room, so that Marty and I could just relax...he was, but he wasn't....Marty read him stories and cuddled him. I turned off all the lights and took Peanut into the bathroom to bath her. When Marty was done tucking Ryder in, he joined us in the bathroom and there we all three hung out, waiting for Ryder to fall asleep in the dark room. Three people can hang out in a hotel bathroom only so long and when we all emerged, Ryder was awake, waiting for us! Marty climbed into the bed with him and Peanut and I headed back to the bathroom. This time I took a shower and she just hung out on the floor. When we emerged, both Marty and Ryder were sound asleep. There was nothing we could do, except crawl into our bed and join them in slumberland! I am sure Ryder was exhausted enough to sleep in the next morning, however we were all jolted out of bed when the hotel fire alarm started going off. Have you ever been in a hotel when the fire alram goes off? It's LOUD!!!! Marty and I were jumped out of bed, through on our pants, got a hoodie on Ryder, scooped up the baby and...the alarm stopped. False alarm, I guess! Glad there was no fire and because of the alarm, we had a nice early start to our day. We finished dressing and hit up the Starbucks for a quick breakfast. It was here that Ryder ate a big yogurt and...half of the plastic spoon!
To pass the time, we sang lots of songs and talked about everything under the sun. Inevitably, I had to go to the bathroom badly. Because we'd been in the van so long, we were all a little giddy/crazy so I started singing: "Mommy has to poo poo poo" and from the back seat, unprompted came Ryder's voice, singing, "Daddy has to pee pee pee!" yep, as gross as the lyrics are, Ryder had made up his first song!!! WE sang our duet over and over until Daddy found us a place we could stop to poo and pee! LOL
Actually, I was amazed at all the things Ryder came up with on his own, unprompted from the back seat! He randomly announced, "I wuv Helen." which melted my heart as much as when he also announced, "Uncle Dirt my friend!" It made me laugh when he assured us that we are "almost there peeps!" When we were just an hour from home, we stopped one last time at a park in Banff. I needed to feed Peanut and we figured we might as well have one last play.