Night comes late and morning comes early when you are in a cabin of windows without curtains. Henry and Natalie both did not sleep and Natalie was up with the sun (literally, like at 4:30a). Her tired mama tried to make the best of it and we snuggled on the couch and tried to be quiet so everyone else could sleep. We all had a leisurely morning, drinking coffee and watching the kids play together until it was time to get ready for the wedding.
As we took our seats for the wedding, it was quickly apparent that our children (ND in particular) were overtired. All 3 Kaufman kids wanted me to hold them and when ND realized that was impossible, she threw a huge tantrum right as the wedding was started. No amount of coaxing, cajoling or threatening would quiet her, so I dragged her off to the minivan for a time-out.
That evening at the cabin was my favorite part of the weekend. The big kids and I skipped some rocks and played outside while Joe rocked Henry inside. Eventually, Henry woke up and Joe came outside to start a campfire so we could roast marshmallows. The Eddys saw our smoke signals across the lake and came home to join the fun.
Joe: Ugh. How are you feeling?
Me: (thinking about while I nurse Henry). Actually...not very good. I need to throw up.
At that moment, we both dashed to the bathroom and took turns throwing up the rest of the night. In the morning, Amy & Kevin packed us up while Mom and Dan watched kids. Then, Team Eddy wrestled our bodies into our respective vans and we began the long trek back home. Kevin had to stop for Joe to throw up in the ditch and Joe said he just wished Kevin would have left him there, in the warm sunshine and driven off without him.
Driving in a car when you have food poisoning is notsomuch fun.
I didn't have to throw up until a deer stepped into the road and Amy swerved maniacally to avoid hitting it.
Again, driving in a car when you have food poisoning is notsomuch fun.
We managed to get our crew back to Lewiston and into bed and make it to work the next day. But, I cancelled our trip to Seattle at the end of July. We're not going anywhere ever again.