So the Friday before Spring Break John had his 4 month shots. We were warned his body might react with a low grade fever and sure enough it did. Since most of the time we also pick up some other virus at our well-checks we decided to wait out the fever before we headed to see grandma, just in case. Well, it was a good thing either way as the next morning we woke up to a completely flat tire on my van!
Getting the tire fixed required running around town and then while we got the tire fixed on my van, the fuel pump went out on James'. A tow, some car shuffling and 3 cranky kids later James' van was at the repair shop, the tire was fixed and we were exhausted! The kids were also pretty disappointed as the original plan for the start of the trip was for James to follow us to Billings so we could go swimming. I am in no way brave enough to take 3 non-swimmers near water by myself! John took full advantage of the delay and squeezed in one more story with daddy:
We were excited to introduce John to Grandma for the first time!
Lovely ladies loving on John!
We happened to be there the week of Winter fair so we headed over and the kids picked up an unnecessary amount of non-profit swag including these sweet elk antlers.
It was a wonderful, crazy week. I got over my "fear" of taking 3 kids to grandma's by myself and I think I finally have the trip down to a fine science, including knowing exactly where all the bathroom stops are along the route! The only big change with 3 kids is the loss of cargo space in the van so it wasn't as easy to throw in extra strollers, bikes, scooters etc. Luckily grandma's neighbor has his great grandkids a lot and not only brought over a toddler bed for us to use, he assured me that any toys in his yard were up for loan next time we came! The big question is if John will travel as easily once he can move and/or for 10 times the length this summer :-)