Wow, talk about another beautiful sunny day in Anchorage! I’m not sure how many more days like this we’re going to have! Today I went on a little hike with the hiking group of mamas. Unfortunately Joshua wasn’t happy so we had to turn around early. That was sort of a bummer, but what can you do!
At least it was pretty —
Thankfully we didn’t see any bears, but I’m surprised because we did see this:
A big pile of dead salmon.
There were no creaks around the trail we were on, so we are almost positive that someone brought it up to this trail. So rude, who would throw a ton of dead fish off the side of a trail!? It smelled really gross. We’re thinking – assuming- someone brought it up to “bait a bear,” which means to attract a bear and then kill it (stupid, I know) or they just wanted to get rid of threw it here. I’m trying to figure what else the purpose of it being there would be. Not cool people, not cool at all.
Look who I found on my way home!
My sweet handsome boys!
Alright, I need your help! I have a very important question I need your advice on!
This fall/winter, I plan on traveling back home to go to a football game and see family too, of course. Our entire family (me, husband, both boys) will be visiting next summer, so this is more of a short trip… but still a trip!
None of my family (except parents and sister who visited this summer) have met Joshua yet. We haven’t seen our extended family and friends for over a year so everyone obviously really wants to see the kids.
I have a couple options:
a) go by myself for a quick weekend. I would leave the kids home with my husband, go for the football game, see family and then fly home by Sunday night.
b) go by myself with both the kids and stay longer, probably a week.
c) I could go and just take one kid, but I don’t really like that option. I could still then only go for a weekend since my hubby is working. I guess I could probably find someone to watch one of the boys during the day, until my husband got off work if I had to.
What should I do??
Is flying with two toddlers a horrible idea? (Joshua will be 1 by then so yes- two toddlers!) How hard is that going to be? I will have them, luggage, two car seats, a stroller. There are no lay-overs, so that is good. I know it can be done, I’ve seen super-hero moms do it before, but is it going to be awful?
I could go by myself for a couple days, but what would I do without my kids?? All my friends have kids so it might be strange visiting them and not having my own kids with me. Plus, I know my family will want to see them. However, we will
be back in the summer, but that’s still a ways a way. It might be a fun trip to take alone…. but still, no babies with me?!
Just thinking about leaving them…. I don’t know if I had do that. I feel like I would worry the whole time about them. What would I even do?
Oh! I should also mention that we can only buy two seats so if I take both kids it will be me with Joshua on my lap (around 13 months at the time we go probably) and Lucas in his own seat. And Joshua is practically the size of Lucas… ha
I could go and take one kid, but which one would I take? Maybe taking one kid makes the most sense?
I know that is a lot of information!
What would you do?? I need your help!!