To understand my experience this past weekend you need to know a little bit about Seth. Seth is an Eagle Scout. He spent many days and cold nights out camping in the Utah wilderness. Seth got his Eagle Scout so he would never have to do that again. Seth is not a camper. So...when Seth told me he was ready to go with some friends to a primitive cabin in the Appalachian wilderness I was excited.
We drove with little Stella to a cabin about 2 hours away. Our party consisted of us and the babe, our friends with a baby, and our friends with two girls age four and two. We had to hike to the cabin from our car but all was well. It had lights but was very pioneer-esque: no water, no toilets. In fact the outhouse was taken ransom by giant wolf spiders. No one touched it the entire time.
All was well upfront. We had a great dinner, lots of snacks, and good times.
Sadly, all was not well in the morning. My friend and her four year old daughter were out in the morning dew greeting the day they happened to stand on an underground beehive (remember the outhouse was taken over by spiders). They were attacked by bees and we were awoken with the sheer terror of their blood curdling scream that only can happen when being attacked by hundreds of bees. It was quite a trip.
The craziest part of all of this is that I am excited to go again, although maybe when it isn't 105, infested with bees, or jinxed.
Last week I decided Stella needed a Bumbo. Unfortunately these bad boys are $40. That seems ridiculous! So I got one on craigslist for $20. I felt like it was a creepy drug deal at the park. I slipped her the money and she gave me the seat. Attached are pictures of Stella in her awesome new chair. Also, all those moms with new babies. This chair rocks. It makes you handsfree and the kids love it. I love being able to do the dishes once a day.