We made it too late to Denver to see my friend Rachel, but early enough to get real rest tonight. Well, enough rest on Colorado time. I am grateful. We will try Rachel again on the way back.
The kids were amazing today, and did just fine the last hour. Once again we times feelings well enough that the baby didn’t cry until the last ten minutes, and then she fell asleep on accident anyway. We let her rest while we got the kids all showered in the trailer bathroom. They loved it! They lined up and watched dinner cook while waiting their shower turn, and I am pretty sure they think they are living in a dollhouse.
The kids went down fairly easily, though Barrett was sad he didn’t get cookies, but he had gotten up early and eaten his already! All of them had the giggles a little while, because they are loving every minute of this adventure, and I had to pretty directly ask Anber to stop pulling on the window shades. I asked her if she thought she could act like a three year old, and she said, “yes, mom! I am one of that thing!”
We did scriptures as they finished, and prayers once everyone was in sleeping bags. We got the baby changed and new oxygen stickers on since she is so good at getting her tubing off now, and I sang to the kids as they fell asleep. Except Anber, who never goes to sleep until everyone else is settled. I took my shower very quickly so that the morning could be that much easier, and Nathan finished getting the baby down.
Everything is a lot of work and takes so long with so many, but we are having a blast and grateful for the help. We have had such blessings, and protection, and I am grateful. We are all tired and stiff and sore from the long days, but we are getting closer!
Now we can all get some rest if this one will fall asleep!