Saturday, September 11, 2010

First and possibly last apple picking

Clementine had her first experience apple picking today! I don't think she was able to enjoy it.  I did let her lick an apple but I don't think she liked it much. 

While we were walking around Clementine had a serious poop out and the poop was dripping all down her leg on to my shoe and all over the ground.  I just got bigger diapers for her and now the leg holes aren't tight enough to keep it in so it just drips out! The other diapers were too small to keep it all in.  What can I do!!?

Anyway, we had a great time picking apples and unless we can find a U-Pick orchard out west I think this might be our last apple picking experience.  It makes me sad because we've been doing it for the past 10 years almost.  This is one thing we love about the East. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Yup, it was cold camping

I'm always shocked in alpine climates that it's so hot during the day but so freezing cold at night.  This trip it wasn't so dramatic and we weren't all that cold, but it did get chilly at night so we bundled Clementine up pretty well.  Here she is in her car seat fast asleep.  She was a very good little camper! I know I always say this, but how did the Pioneers do it for months and months? Every time I compare my life with theirs I am more and more in awe of those amazing women who walked across the plains pregnant, giving birth, sleeping on the ground, watching their babies die and doing it all wearing a dress and bad shoes.  How can I ever complain? I pay homage to you, pioneer women, by birthing all my babies naturally and by going camping every chance I get so I know what you went through.  In fact, next week we're going camping on a tiny island off of Puerto Rico for a week.  Please give me strength to handle a week of camping!