Friday, September 10, 2010

Labor Day Weekend at "Home"

For Labor Day weekend we decided to go "home" to Scottsboro and visit our families. We took Friday off of work and actually drove down Thursday night after work. This plan to drive through the night worked perfectly with Lottie but was SO hard on Micah and I. I was nervous about making the 10 hour trip with a 7 month old strapped in her carseat but she fell right asleep and we hardly heard from her the entire trip--what a good girl! Micah and I were so tired though!! We tried to take turns driving but I wasn't very good at staying awake so Micah took one for the team and drove most of the way. We arrived in Scottsboro around 4 am and couldn't get to bed fast enough!

We had a great weekend at home! We hadn't been to Scottsboro since May so it was nice to be home, eat good food, and watch our families with Lottie! They savor every minute with her!! We pretty much did EVERYTHING this weekend--shopped, ate, hung out, ate, saw family, saw friends, watched football, ate and did I mention ate?! Here is a quick photo recap!

Lottie did a lot of "walking." Micah's mom and Aunt Linda held her chubby hands and she wobbled around the house pretty much all day on Saturday! "Walking" is her new trick and she is actually doing pretty well--I honestly wish she didn't enjoy it--she is too young and little to be learning to walk (at least in my mind) and I want her to stay a baby for as long as possible!

We watched football! We love college football and after eating pretty much all day we were happy to sit and watch Auburn kick off the season with a victory!

We actually didn't do much sleeping but how adorable is this picture! Lottie woke up at 5am one morning so I let her in the bed with us till morning. When I woke up, this is what I found!

I was so glad that my Gran was able to come up and visit with us on Sunday afternoon! She loved getting to see Lottie and we were so thankful that Lottie was in a good mood and let Gran see all of her tricks and of course get some good loving too!! I just love this picture of the two of them!

We went to Scottsboro's annual "Arts in the Park" and walked around. Lottie loved being in her umbrella stroller and getting to look around. She pretty much held her feet like this the entire time-I personally thought it was adorable! We didn't' really buy anything but we were able to run into several people we knew and show our girl off so that was fun!

Labor Day weekend might as well have been Christmas for Lottie!!! Mom and I went to the Gap and Oshkosh outlet and got her several outfits for fall (including the most adorable overalls!!!) and then mom had several toys waiting on Lottie when we arrived! Lottie has recently fallen in love with toys and playing! She is happier on the floor playing now then she is being held. One toy mom got her was this spinner toy-when you spin it, it sings a song about animals or letters- and Lottie LOVES it! She was so good at it and we pretty much all had the song memorized by the end of the weekend!

And lastly, here are a few sweet pictures of Lottie in her pack and play! She can't pull herself up yet but if you stand her up she will stand for quite awhile. One morning she would be happy unless she was standing and she stood like this then entire time I dried my hair!!

It was a great weekend!!! We don't get to go "home" very often so we soak up the time we have with our families! We are so glad that both families live in the same town so that we don't have to divide our "off" weekends between two places!

One thing though is that going "home" always makes being away harder. It is a lot harder to be away now that we have Lottie because we so want our parents to know and enjoy her! But, all we can do is be thankful for our families and enjoy the time we have together! This weekend was one of those times!! We had a blast with our parents and I know they enjoyed our sweet girl!!!

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