Sunday, October 01, 2006
So Noah J had his first Lost Maples trip this weekend! It is a family tradition to go camping there every fall, but we haven't been in a few years so we were itching for a chance to go and have a picnic. So we convinced G&G to take this baby for 5 hours (ONE WAY!!) just to have lunch and then come back home.
Noah J had so much fun!!!!! He was even shockingly good in the car. We left at 5:00 in the morning, so Noah was completely confused. We just swept him out of his crib and straight to the car thinking he would go back to sleep. Yeah right! He stayed up for close to 2 hours before he zonked out. We stopped a few times to let him out to run around and he did SO good. Of course then he fell asleep again 5 minutes before we pulled into the park, so he was a smidgen grumpy for the picnic.
We walked a little bit onto the Maple Trail and he did not like it at all! He couldn't walk that well on the steep hills and cried and cried for Grandma to hold him. My poor Mom had to carry him the whole time on the trail cause he refused everybody else. But once we were out of the woods he was fine. He really enjoyed picking up rocks and throwing them into the creek. He REALLY wanted to just get right into the water.
Then we had our picnic and Noah J had his first Cheeto!! Needless to say, he loved it. Thats what the close up pic is - you can't see the Cheeto hidden in his hand cause he was gripping it so tightly! He ran and played in the field by the picnic table with his stroller, which obviously made his day.
The trip home wasn't as pleasant, cause he refused to nap! But I did get to read The Cat In The Hat over and over again. Fun!!! But we did stop at Medina, the apple capitol of Texas, and had some delicious apple ice cream at Love Creek Orchards. Not surprisingly, Noah J gobbled it up! The ice cream was worth the trip alone!
Overall, we were really proud of him cause he was super well behaved. Do we want to take him camping soon????? Probably not, but we did see that when we do take him he will have a great time!