I promise I didn't forget about the second part of our Spring Break trip. I've just been a little preoccupied with the care, feeding, and wrangling of my herd of little blessings. Without further ado, here's the second installment of our trip to New Mexico: (Part 1 if you missed it and if you like pictures of cute kids! Wink wink.)
After we visited White Sands we drove up to Cloudcroft and our cabin, Cedar Lodge. When we stepped onto the porch and peered through the front window we could see all the way through to the backyard. And to our astonishment, the welcome wagon (otherwise known as a group of deer) was staring right back at us! Very cool. Yes we have deer in Texas but these were different. You know, like mountain deer or something...
As soon as we set foot inside the cabin we fell in love with it. (Well, I was already pretty in love with the place from the pictures and description on the website). It was simply perfect: cute, cozy, and clean!
Now you should know the entire time while I was planning this trip I was hoping the kids would get to see some snow. Well sure enough, up on the mountain there were still a few patches left on the ground - which is all we South Texans need to have a good time! Shoot, .4 is all we need.
So the first thing we did upon our arrival at Cedar Lodge was don our puffy jackets for the second time in two days and head out to have some fun in the snow!
After the kids were good and zonked out, Billy and I relaxed with a friendly game of Scrabble. I usually lose to him (and am, in fact, a very sore loser) but for the record I would like to point out that I won this time. But like I said I usually lose and we have to wait months in between playing games because I get so irritated about losing. Seriously.
Anyway, later that night (a few minutes after Billy and I went to bed) we were startled by a large thump from upstairs. Billy went to investigate and discovered Joe coming to get us because he had thrown up in bed. We cleaned him up and settled him closer to us on the floor downstairs and hoped for an uneventful rest of the night. (It was.)
I had a basic itinerary outlined for our trip but the next morning Billy and I had to figure out how to adjust our plans to accommodate a feverish and sick Joe (and find a laundromat).
But this was still Spring Break for goodness sake so we did our best to have good attitudes and make the best of it! More game-playing: