Yesterday we returned from the annual Rhodes Family Camping, Biking, Eating, and Polishing Firearms Easter Reunion. This year there was less biking and weaponry overall, but we made up for it with more eating and slogging through the mud.
Final combined SNG-Alphagal score:
Chicken fried steak: 1
Stuffed, bacon-wrapped fire-grilled jalapenos: 7
And the peppers take the win!
Friday we went hiking at Enchanted Rock and the timing was perfect because by Friday night it was cold, cold, cold. There was freezing rain, wind, and more thick black mud than I ever again care to experience. While most of my family were, sadly, suffering in tents or campers/SUVs, SNG, e-baby and I were in a heated mini-cabin. E-baby is used to sleeping alone, so whenever we'd move or SNG would snore, e-baby woke up and cried. So we had warmth, but they had peace and quiet. During the day, e-baby was so unhappy and cold until one of my cousins found her a big, pink marshmallowy snowsuit at a resale shop. They have no idea how much that made the whole weekend better. Incidentally, our mini-cabin was nice enough to motivate my dad to reserve all of them for next year's campout. If anyone starts to reminisce about The Good Old Days of true camping, we'll just pull out pictures of the ice on the trees and the mud on our clothes.
E-baby's first Easter was fun. The Easter Bunny brought her a plush basket, a stuffed rabbit, and a decorated avocado. She doesn't yet eat eggs, but she eats the baby guac, and E.B. apparently knew this. He also brought her a speckled rubber ducky for her bath and some FABULOUS matching mommy-baby Corazon! socks. What a lucky babygirl.