Wednesday, September 9, 2009

1000 Miles with a Toddler...

We drove down to KC to visit my parents this past weekend. I had NO idea what Ava would be like in the car for 8+ hours each way, since the last two times we've driven, she's either slept or cried most of the way. We did NOT want a repeat of either of those two options, so we loaded the car up with snacks, toys, the DVD player, and anything we could think of to keep her occupied. And you know what? It worked! She slept around her regular nap times, and she only started getting fussy when we started getting close to mealtimes - at which point, we needed to stop to eat.

All in all, things worked out well on the drive!

We also had a great time with my parents - we had very little planned for the weekend, so there was lots of time to relax and enjoy each other's company. Ava came through as the regular entertainer for the weekend - that girl sure does like to be the center of attention! We also had a visit from my great-aunt and her dog, so it was nice to catch up with them, as well.

Here are just a few pics from our visit - I didn't take nearly as many pics as I wanted to!

Ava enjoyed sitting with us at the patio table - even though she displaced Daddy. She was even willing to give up her high chair to the Bear!

Ava discovered the light switch on the kitchen island, and amused herself constantly throughout the weekend. However, to her dismay, I stepped in, and covered the outlet. Oh well...a few tears are better than a scorched baby!

We also attempted to take this year's Christmas pic...beautiful weather + a gorgeous background + a long line of people waiting to use the same spot does NOT equal a successful photo session. Better luck next time I's a pic to sum up the event. :)

Ava loves her little laptop - she was kicking her legs all around while she was "typing", and eventually got down to business when she pulled it on her lap. Maybe she was checking this blog to see why I hadn't written yet this week!

And didn't happen in KC, but Momma got her hair cut! I went to a new stylist, and she decided I needed a new 'do. And so far (it's been 3 hours), I love it! We'll see what happens tomorrow when I try to recreate the look...!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

LOVE the haircut! You look so much like your mom!

I have no idea what we're going to do with our Christmas photo either. I know we won't be able to get us, Dylan AND the dogs in one photo. :)

Looks like you had a great weekend in KC- Cute photos!