Letter to Alex:
Last Monday Garrett and I started a super low carb diet, but then three days later we went to Denver and ate out an incredible amount. But now we are back on the diet and it hurts! I am getting headaches from the lack of bread and sugar. Waaah. You are so lucky you have unlimited hot dogs. I'm so jealous.
|Jack was so excited to see the airplanes!|
So staying with Logan was fun. Except for the fact that Jack turned into a maniac (that sentence almost sounds like a rap). But seriously. Jack kept hitting Gavin, the 3 year old, and pulling the hair of Ayden, the 6 year old. Like, non stop. Basically the 4 days we were there, 22/24 hours was spent putting Jack in time out. It was really depressing and embarrassing.
At one point Garrett said, "I could NEVER spend all days with these kids! I want to kill them!" which put me in a pretty bad mood. Garrett was like, you should take it as a compliment. But, I mean, I spend all day with the kids because I have no choice. I really like both of them most of the time, but I would probably take 8 hours off a day if I could. I don't know why Garrett's comment bothers me so much.
The thing that was making the situation so bad was the lack of sleep Jack was getting. He started out sharing a room with me and Garrett and Lizzie, but he couldn't do it. He was too excited. So then we put him in the coat closet next to our room. It was a little small, but if he bent his knees he could lay down. But since he could open the door, he couldn't control himself enough to stay in. Eventually, we got a shower curtain rod and wedged it between the door and the wall, and then he couldn't get out. After screaming himself hoarse, he was able to sleep well for the next couple days. I felt a little bad for putting him in a closet, but mostly I just wanted him to sleep!
|Lizzie had no problems sleeping, luckily|
Here is a picture of Patrick, Garrett, and Jack at a cool place called the Garden of the Gods in Colorado. It had neat rocks like Moab that we could all climb on.
Unfortuntely Logan's kids had Hand Foot and Mouth disease, which Jack is now enjoying. You would hate it--he has bumps all on his feet and hands and around his mouth (as you could probably guess), but they are also in his mouth, so he won't eat anything. Hopefully Lizzie doesn't get it!