We made the journey to Asheville to enjoy a fall weekend in the mountains. We really love it there. We stayed in an adorable cabin overlooking a stream that supposedly had trout swimming in it. I don’t believe it though because I surely would have caught something with my mad sweet fishing skills.
We were lucky enough to have Uncle Chris and Aunt Tiffany join us for the weekend and let us stay at their place one night to break up the drive. They got a real taste of what parenthood can be like when out of nowhere Elly upchucked on Saturday night in her bed. Luckily it was a one time puke, but it was still a mess none the less. Elly handled it like a champ and refers to it as the time that something came out of her mouth. She actually didn’t get a bad deal because we let her stay up to watch Toy Story afterwards so we could keep an eye on her.
Toy Story was the first movie she’s ever seen and she was glued to it even though it was super late. Spoiler alert; there’s a part in the movie when Buzz realizes he’s not a real space hero and is actually a toy. He’s pretty broken up about it. Elly has some sort of crazy sense of empathy because she started crying saying that Buzz was sad. It happened again the next day when she of course insisted on watching the movie again. Something like this happened when she was two and we were reading a book about Frosty the Snowman, she started tearing up when Frosty was going away. When it happened again, we promptly hid the book. I fear our poor girl may have inherited my sensitivity gene, it’s a doozy, sorry Elly.
We had a lot of good clean family fun around our cabin and in Asheville. Horseback riding for the kids, swinging, fishless fishing, campfires with marshmallows, indoor fires, yummy food and time with loved ones. It was a wonderful little getaway!