Like I said in the previous post, Ammon was gone for a lot of the month of October. Therefore, when Kent had fall break at preschool, the kids and I skipped town to take refuge at my grandparent's house in St. George. They were so kind to take us in for a few days, feed us, entertain us, etc. My amazingly kind grandpa even went above and beyond by replacing my car battery and taking Kent and I to the emergency room when said car battery died. I have never driven that far by myself before, let alone with two kids, but we managed beautifully. I don't think I will be making long trips with the kids without Ammon very frequently, but at least I proved to myself that I could do it.
My car was filthy inside, so I used some of my time to clean it out while the kids played in and around the car. There was a lot of goldfish back there.
Kent developed a case of croup, something he gets about twice a year, while we were down there. This case was just bad enough that he needed a breathing treatment in the middle of the night. When I went out to the car to take him, my car battery had died, so my poor grandpa had to get dressed and drive us there (which is a 30 minute drive in and of itself). Then he sat in the waiting room for an hour and a half while they checked Kent out. Now let's give credit to my grandmother who stayed home with a screaming Addy who was awaken abruptly by her croupy brother, she isn't the easiest to deal with when she is crying.
My grandparent's friend has spent hours making a train track in his back yard and allowed us to come check it out. Kent just sat there and watched it go around and around. I think he now has two trains working.
Addy took a specific interest in walking while we were there. This was her brother so kindly helping her.
We also took a quick trip to Vegas for one night to visit my uncle. This is how Kent entertained himself for part of the 2 hour drive that turned into 3 1/2 hours.
Addy and my Aunt Shannon playing the piano when in Vegas.
I love this picture of Kent making himself comfortable on the way home.