I only got to attend about half the sessions due to getting there at the tail end of the first day, needing to put two toddlers down for a nap Saturday afternoon (unsuccessful at that, I might add), going to Mass in Estes Park Saturday evening, and leaving early from being exhausted after being up half the night trying to calm some random and unexplained night terrors. The sessions I did get to attend were:
- What Babies Want Film Screening and Presentation by Director, Debby Takikawa
- Just Because It's Not Wrong Doesn't Make it Right by Author, Barbara Coloroso
- (2/3 of) Kids are Worth It! by Barbara Coloroso
- The Science Behind Attachment Parenting, Dr. Bob Sears
- The Vaccination Decision, Dr. Bob Sears
The herd of "reindeer" that wouldn't get out of our way as we were driving back to the park after fueling up in town. And the 2 refusing-to-nap toddlers in the back, after the initial "reindeer" excitement had worn off.
Some of the views around the YMCA of the Rockies complex.
Kids being kids and having a good time.
And of all the beautiful things to see in the area, these are what attracted our kids' attention the most. "Mama, look, Mama! A digger! Just like Bob the Builder!"
I left the cloth diapers at home this time, and as much as I hated to do it, it turned out to be a good decision. I would not have had time or energy to wash them. And may have been fighting too many other cloth moms for the machines anyway. We were able to get away with 1 bag of Seventh Generation (unbleached) disposables that miraculously fit both the 23 pounder and the 37 pounder. Still... $13 for 3 or 4 days worth of diapers!!! I'm SO glad I haven't been spending that every 3 or 4 days for the last 2 years!
I was too tired to even care that I did not get my Mother's Day family picture - the only thing I ever want for Mother's Day. (Don't get me started on Mother's Day.)