We took a mini vacation to Gatlinburg. We met up with family/friends and shared a log cabin. It was so beautiful and so good to visit with everyone.
The 5 hr drive there was NOT fun! Tyler would not go to sleep in his car seat, so we experienced very long crying spells that were just plain agonizing. It was our fault really. We needed time to pack where he wasn't unpacking us as fast as we were packing, so we put him in front of his beloved Signing Time video. Unfortunately, we took much longer than anticipated and he ended up watching 2 hrs worth and we blew through his nap. We thought oh this will be great, he'll be so tired that he'll sleep most of the drive. Ha! Overtired produces nothing good, ever! Lesson learned, again.
Here's Tyler "driving", he really thought he was big stuff.
Hang on, we're taking a sharp right!
It was a little chilly in the shade, so I put his stroller blanket over him to keep his legs and feet warm. This is the position he immediately resumed. Kinda defeated the purpose of the blanket!
At the restaurant he refused pizza and instead ate 4 lemon wedges and parmesan cheese from the shaker.
Video: Tyler pushing his stroller. This kid is obsessed with pushing things. =)
This picture gave us a good laugh. We didn't even notice the sign while taking this picture, but after the fact, it was like it was sympathetically telling us "moonshine samples this way" after the drive we had.
This is the night we all got locked out of our log cabin for 4 hrs. This cabin was located in the middle of no where on top of a cliff. We were all so scared that Tyler was going to get loose and fall off the cliff. This was our makeshift baby gate cabin-style. As you can see, he was not happy about it at all.
Enjoying a cup of air.
Such a happy little fella in the mornings.
One of our favorite things to do was swing on the porch. I think Tyler really enjoyed it as ever since we returned, he wants to "swing" in his glider every night.
Gpa and Tyler hanging out.
Pop can tabs provide a lot of entertainment for a toddler.
Gpa and Tyler enjoying a walk. This kid doesn't go anywhere without his vacuum.
Tyler having a splash of a good time with Gma and Gpa. He kicked and giggled up a storm.
This is what Tyler does when I'm in view. He wants his mama. We just went with the picture because it is what it is.
Our last photo together before departing. Sniff, sniff... it ended much too soon.