Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Golden Spike!

This weekend Jayden and I went with my mom and dad, Alesha and Jason, my nephew, to Promontory Summit to the Golden Spike National Historic Site. Mom packed us a lunch and things were going to be great. First of all, we left a little late and then when we got to Pleasant Grove Alesha threw up. She wasn't feeling well all morning, but then she threw up. Luckily she didn't eat breakfast, so there wasn't a lot there. But still she just didn't feel well at all. Mom turned to me and asked if we should just turn around and go home. Well we kept going.

There was actually a very large crowd there. I wasn't expecting it. But we all pulled out our strollers so each of us was pushing one. Alesha got to ride too. It was pretty cool. People really get in character for it and some people have been doing it for years. They reinact the whole thing. The trains aren't the actual ones, but they are exact replicas of the original 119,

and Jupiter.

During the program Alesha started feeling really good. She actually got out of her stroller and was dancing around. Having a wonderful time. Then we left and on the way home we had our lunch. It was wonderful, thanks mom!

Shortly after we left Jayden decided that he didn't want to be in the car anymore and he was exhausted and really needed a nap, but just wouldn't fall asleep, so we listened to him cry and cry and cry some more. He finally fell asleep and then Alesha threw up. This time it wasn't so nice and it also didn't smell well. We were in Ogden. We stopped at a gas station to kinda clean things up and I just started laughing, so of course, I pulled out the camera.
Poor mom and Alesha were in the back.

Jayden wouldn't quit crying. So I took his seat out to try to swing him and put him to sleep. No luck! Finally a bottle did the trick!

Dad was trying to figure out what he could do to help.

Jason was so good. Just sat there the whole time.

And I was obviously the camera lady.

So we sorta cleaned things up and then headed home again. Jayden and Jason found it fun to take turns crying and talking to each other. And poor Alesha continued to throw up the whole way home. It was an exciting day, but all in all it was fun.
Sorry it's kinda disgusting, but just had to post it.
Thanks for the day mom and dad. It was fun! :)


Far & Tina said...

How much fun! You will probably remember the trip better because of all the "yucky" stuff and crying. I am jealous though, that would have been a blast to see. I didn't realize they did all that.

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Josh and Melissa said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time. Can Kate and I come visit you and Jayden this week? We are open pretty much any day- let me know what works for you!

Anne said...

I was wondering when we were going to hear about this wonderful trip! I am glad that you were able to look at it in a positive note. I am glad that Jaydena and Jason are learning to share and take turns, they are so amazing. To bad we didn't make it. I am sure we could've done something to add to the drama....if nothing else we all know how to cry! Thanks for the post!

Jess said...

I'm impressed you guys kept going. Thanks so much for letting Jason tag along!

Katie Smith said...

Eeek! I hate throw-up. I would have been puking my guts out if I'd have been in the car. I'm glad you managed to have a good time anyway. We miss you!