This past Sunday and Monday we made our first out of town trip to be with some of Danny's family, many of whom have never met Zoey. We must admit that this was a huge break through for Zoey and both kids did remarkably well. It was our first hotel stay since homecoming nearly six months ago and I was really worried about disrupting Zoey's sleep pattern. But we brought along the pack n play and as you can see by the pictures below, she didn't have too much trouble getting used to it!
She slept fairly well as she was exhausted for most of the trip, but decided to have a little play time from 1-3am where she laughed, squirmed and rolled all over the bed!
But we were so pleased to see her so outgoing and friendly to everyone! She is usually very shy and reserved (except for at home of course, where we like to call her crazy girl lately!) but she opened up to everyone and was very curious and brave. She didn't fuss when people picked her up and she was walking up to strangers and babbling to them! It is so wonderful to see her personality continue to blossom every day. She just seems so much more comfortable with her place in our family now. We are thrilled to see it and think she is adjusting beautifully!
We spent a lot of time in the car and let's just say she discovered lollipops! I like to call this one Lollipop 27! (she didn't really eat that many, it just seemed like we'd do anything to make her comfortable and keep her quiet!) We went through a few snack bags of M&M's too to get through the two day stay!
While we had a wonderful time catching up with family, by the end of the trip the kids were exhausted and hardly slept on our 3 hour plus ride home. This is what was left of them as we pulled into the driveway...(the blue mouth on Braedan was caused by his own "keep quiet" candy!)
Unfortunately the visit was to lay to rest Danny's aunt who recently lost her two year battle with cancer. We were so happy to be able to be there with her family and continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers. May they find peace in her passing by keeping the memory of her sweet spirit alive.
3 years ago