Back in mid-July we left for a family vacation in Tamarack, Idaho. Car travel has not been a high point with Henry. I have to admit I was fairly nervous about spending 10 hours travel time with a screaming baby. But, we packed up the U-Haul--yep, you read that correctly--with the 5 bikes, one bike trailer, fishing raft, fishing gear, clothing, food, craft supplies, etc., etc., etc. and loaded the van with books on tape, dvds, coloring books and snacks the night before we left and settled in for a good night's rest. Alas, Henry was not willing to let us have that good night. He was up a lot. So we started out fairly tired. Lucky for me I am married to a stud road trip driver (as long as it's not night) and he had no problem grabbing his coffee and keys and plowing ahead at 6. We had to make a few stops along the way--including a very long stop at the Lewiston/Clarkston Costco but we made it safely to Tamarack by 6:30 that night. And get this, Henry slept the last 3 hours of the ride! We were living the high life. Uncle Nathan and Aunt Megan and Crew had arrived just a bit before us and the cousins started up a joyous and raucous reunion. While we were getting moved in and settled, Grandpa and Grandma and the Uncle Alan's also arrived. The noise level was off the charts. Somehow we all calmed down enough to eat a late supper and figure out which kids were sleeping in which cabins so that we could all find our beds and settle in to vacation mode!!
The first morning started with an early bike ride for a few of the adults. Later that afternoon I decided to tackle making cake pops with all the kiddos. Thankfully Aunt Megan and Aunt Heather were willing to help out. First we had to squish up all the cake and add some vanilla coffee creamer to make it mold-able.