I was SO nervous about flying with Little Miss. When we flew down there over Christmas she was so easy. But she was also only 7 months, took a bottle still, and could easily sleep anytime. We had plenty of snacks (squeezies, yogurt melts, goldfish, water and juice), our ipad downloaded with tons of new Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes, her blankey and her bunny. This was a recipe for success! Both there and back we changed planes in Kansas City so the flight was broken up a little bit. I think that helped too.
|Drinking a squeezie on take off. (no, we didn't buy a seat, there was an extra!)|
|Wahoo! Made it to KC with no tears, screaming or breakdowns!|
|Daddy on duty in the airport.|
Once we got there we headed straight to my dad's house and set up shop for the week. His backyard is truly like a resort, a free resort, so it just seems silly to go anywhere else when we can spend the week here!
|The pictures just don't do the landscaping justice.|
I also loved that we got to spend time with family all week. My dad, step mom, little brother and sister all ADORE Macy and fight over who gets to feed her, hold her, change her, walk with her, put her in her car seat, sit by her in the car/at a restaurant, etc. Them loving on her makes me feel loved AND it gives me a break!
|Playing on the piano my grandma brought over for her. She loved it!|
|Skinny Meg's picture of our group after our run. I didn't have one on my camera|
|My Texas family|
|The girls! And of COURSE we had to color coordinate our outfits!|
|My handsome hubby and handsome little bro, also matching|
|Fun with the Laughlins|
|Dance party on the patio!|
|A little naked piano playing. Completely normal.|
It was such a great week relaxing and enjoying quality family time. I loved being able to go watch Taylor at her tumbling class and take her to cheer camp in the mornings. I was 15 when Taylor was born, and Taylor was 12 when Macy was born. Taylor and I are so close and I can't wait for her Macy to have a relationship like ours one day. Trevor and Kyle got some good QT together as well and did their own "guy" things during the day together. It definitely makes the geographical distance between us sad!
|Basically the same person, 15 years and a hair color apart.|
|The ultimate set up on the way home. Lucky for us, we got another seat for her!|
|Annnnnd they're out.|