Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Yellowstone is not the place for 21 month-olds

Old Faithful - this will go down in Kinyon family history as one of the worst days ever. Lauren was just about the orneriest kid in the entire world, and when you're stuck in Yellowstone National Park for 6 hours, that really sucks. This is us waiting for Old Faithful to go off with a kid who has had about 10 minutes of nap time all day. It will be much more fun when she's older!
Buffalo! Or as Lauren called the painted ones in West Yellowstone on the street - camel-bears!
This was so cute - little chipmunks were eating right out of everyones' hands - here's Brock and Becky feeding some granola bites to one - it was adorable!
The picture quality sucks - I know, but this just shows you a little piece of the temperament of Lauren that week, even with her little pink six-shooters on! I'm normally not a "junk toy" buyer, but they were so cute, I couldn't resist. You can't see very well, but she's got a black bruise under her left eye. Apparently camping is hazardous to my child's health - in 4 days' time, she managed to give herself a black eye, a cut over the other eye, scraped up her hand, a cut on her chin, and a huge scrape in the middle of her forehead. If the child would just watch where she was going, life would be much easier on her. OH, and I forgot to mention the constipation as well.

Aside from all of that, we still had fun with Bryan's family and being away from work and everything else. I hate to sound like the trip was a total loss, because it wasn't, we still had a pretty good time, all things considered. We just weren't prepared for Lauren to be such a little butt :). Let's just say, thank goodness for Off bug spray with Deet, sunscreen, portable DVD players, and full hook ups that enabled us to watch Ratatouille ALL DAY LONG in the trailer because my child is a danger to herself in the outdoors.


D and H fam said...

Way cute pics. We want to go to Yellowstone- but maybe should wait until kids are older. Or until we have $800.00 in gas money just to get there.

Sharalee said...

We had so much fun, and even though LoLo was miserable I'm glad you all came, just think of the fun stories we can tell her when she's older!

Sheryll said...

Me: What does an asian say?
Lauren: Ting Tong!

The Cooks said...

Those pictures are great! That is one place we really want to go. My girl is six so maybe it will be fun for us?? At least your making memories. I love the other pictures below too. What a cutie.

j. said...

You guys are the cutest family. I only wish I got to see your little faces more often. I can only hope my kiddies are half as cute as yours. Too bad G has cursed me beyond belief in that department.

Jennie-O said...

cute pictures, I think camping is so hard with 20 or 21 month olds! It's a hard stage that's for sure - we had some of the same issues last weekend with M!!