Anyway, we had some frustrating moments because it was SO hot. Ben wouldn't nurse when I took him in the tent because it was too hot and I didn't bring enough formula to not nurse him. He spent quite a bit of the day on Saturday being slightly cranky from being too hot to nap or eat. Mostly, though, it was a good time. The sky was a gorgeous deep blue and at night the skies were crystal clear. I saw two shooting stars and 3 satellites roving around. :-) I discovered a new-to-me feature on our camera that allows me to take pictures with the shutter open for longer times, so I played around with that a bit. I drank an entire bottle of Bailey's (it was a small one...) and we had a great spot. Our normal spot closer to Barber Flat was taken so we camped a bit closer to Idaho City, near Rabbit Creek.
In Ben news - he's 7 months old today! Holy cow, time is going by so, so, SO fast. I'll be taking him in to his doctors tomorrow for a weight check to see how he's doing. He started waving hello a little bit today. He did it to Nana a few times at breakfast (we stopped at Trudy's in Idaho City on the way back home) and I "practiced" with him tonight and he did it a few more times - SO CUTE!
7 months later, I'm finally getting around to researching cloth diapers. I look at what we spend on diapers and I look at the sheer volume of used ones I throw away every week and it makes me feel bad for the environment (I'm a bit of a hippie in that regard, I guess) and my wallet say "OUCH!". I think we're gonna invest in some bumGenius ones. They are SUPER expensive, but I found a bundled deal on this site called Mommy's Own were we can get 18 diapers, 18 reusable wipes, 18 inserts, a diaper sprayer for the toilet, some detergent and a diaper pad for $350.95 (it's on sale from roughly $430 and right now it's free shipping). That's a LOT of money, but Nick pointed out that's about 4 big boxes of diapers. This bundled deal is an INCREDIBLE savings - I've found them on Target & Babies R Us for $38 for TWO diapers. The diaper sprayer (which I think is pure genius) is $45.
So this weekend, I am thankful for good times with family and I accomplished keeping all the bugs of Ben! :-)