Friday, October 9, 2009

I miss wearing those cool mornings


Phew,it has been quite a while since I updated but it has been a nice little break from everything. Our trip to Kentucky was wonderful. It is a long drive, but the kids do pretty well as long as they have a constant stream of Disney movies playing. This was the trip where I realized that we are indeed getting old...I am still sore from being cooped up in the van all day long on Wednesday.The wedding was gorgeous, and Emma did indeed walk down the aisle. It took quite a bit if coaxing and a lot of giving her the stink eye, but she did it. My sister was a beautiful bride and had a handsome groom to marry...all in all, it was a perfect day for them.As a gift from their Aunt Ashley, the girls got to experience their first manicures and pedicures. They simply loved it, even though they had to sit completely still for longer than they have ever done in their entire lives. Emma chatted with the nail guy about everything under the sun...her stuffed animals, her dress for the wedding...and then she suddenly stopped talking, looked at the guy rather peculiarly, and asked "You from China?" He chuckled and told her that he was from Cambodia, and she gave a satisfied nod and kept on talking about her stuffed giraffe. That kid is a hoot.

My other sister, Bethany:
It was so good to see Hailey, my neice. She is doing really well right now and just growing so fast! She turned a year old last month. Miss Hailey has the sweetest smile ever...I wanted to take her to come and live in Florida. I miss that kiddo! It was also great to see both sets of my grandparents. My grandparents from Texas were finally able to meet the Nafey magic. It was just a great family reunion time. Look for future blog posts for some pictures of all the grandparents and great grands.Nathan did really well on this trip. We let him run around without his oxygen from time to time, and he did relatively well. However, he paid for it with exhaustion and crankiness on Sunday and Monday after being off for a good amount of time due to the wedding and reception and such. The little man loved the extra attention from his grandparents all week.
Abby was finally old enough to be trusted completely by herself on the go-cart at her Grammie and Papa's house. She loved driving that thing around...much to the chagrin of her littlest sister who was rather ticked off that she wasn't quite old enough to maneuver it with her own two hands. My jaw about hit the floor when I peeked out one day to find Abby driving the tractor around the yard instead of the go-cart. Surely no kid of mine is old enough to handle a tractor. She loved driving the tractor...even more than the go-cart. I sure am glad the kids have a father who lets them experience such things because their mama would never let them near it!
All in all, it was a great visit...and it was so wonderful to be able to experience some fall weather again. It was fun to get away and see everyone for a while, but it is also great to be back at home and in the swing of things once again. We hit the ground running as soon as we made it back to the deep and HOT south...last night was a book fair at Abby's school and then her soccer game, where she scored another couple of goals. Next Thursday, Jay, Nate and I will fly to Houston, TX for a couple of days to meet with the mitochondrial specialist out there, so I am currently trying to get everything together for that trip. October is a CRAZY month for us!

4 comments:

wandaconner on October 9, 2009 at 8:07 PM said...

Glad you had a good trip and are back home safe! I know the kids had a blast!
Wandy

Michelle Garvin said...

What beautiful flower girls! Love the story of Emma and the man "from China"! I can't believe your appt with Dr K in Houston is already here. Best of luck...prayers and hugs for your trip!

Jill on October 12, 2009 at 5:23 PM said...

Home sweet home! So glad the wedding/reunion weekend was so wonderful!

~sydney~ on October 14, 2009 at 4:27 PM said...

That picture of Bethany is BEAUTIFUL! and Emma + Cat lookin in the toilet is too funny!

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