Monday, March 26, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Grace was happy to be coming home (she was so tired... this is a picture of her sleeping on the plane ride home... she slept the ENTIRE time... AMEN!!)

We're back! 10 wonderful days of fun filled relaxation and excitement... all done. Boo Hoo! Overall the trip was great. We got to Rob and Kelly's house in Ohio on Thursday the 15th and the next day headed to Chicago with them and their little girl Hannah (20 months). Chicago was soooooo COLD the first day (and windy), but then the next 2 days there were great... cool, but sunny and it wasn't windy so it was 10,000 times more enjoyable. My best friend from high school, Alyssa, and her hubbie and 3 year old (Jameson) joined us in Chicago. She lives in Minnesota so it was only a 4 hour drive for her to meet up with us. It was so fun getting to hang out with everyone. The kiddos enjoyed the trip too... probably b/c they got to eat lots of junk food. Although Grace did enjoy her green beans and mac 'n cheese at the Cheesecake Factory (YUM!).

Once we got back to Ohio we just had a week of relaxation. Adam drove back and forth to his class eat day in Detroit (about an hour each way), but he wanted to be with us in the evenings so he thought it was worth it.

Unfortunately Grace and I got sick while were up there. I just had a cold and bad cough. But Gracie's eye was still having some yucky goop build up in it (I was having to clean it 5-6 times a day) so I brought her to the doctor. They thought it was still pink eye (but I'm not so sure since no one else got it)... we actually go to her pediatrician tomorrow to see what the deal is since its still gooping up. Anyway, the doc up there did say she had an ear infection and prescribed her for an antibiotic she had never had. Well she is allergic to it! She had diarrhea (I wont go more into that!), and broke out into a bad diaper rash that we are still trying to fight (second reason we are heading to her doc tomorrow).

All in all though... it was a great trip. We got to spend some wonderful quality time with Rob and Kelly and their 2 kiddos. Their little one, Conner (I wrote about him several months ago... he was little preemie born at 32 weeks)... well he has turned into a little rolly polly. He is the BEST baby I've ever seen in my life. I would have another baby in a second if I knew he/she would be as good as this baby. :)

Enough of me rambling... here are some pics of the trip.
Jameson (3 yrs), Hannah (20 months), Grace (13 months)
Can you tell that Hannah and Grace are also in matching outfits... sooo cute! I wish I had a better picture.
Grace at the Aquarium (she loved it!)
Daddy and Grace
The whole group!
Conner says hi!
Hannah and Grace holding hands in the car
Grace at the Sears Tower (downtown Chicago in background)
The fam... Grace was ready for a nap at the Sears Tower
The GREEN river (for St. Patty's day!)
Jumping water at the Childen's Museum at Navy Pier


Michelle said...

SOOO Happy your home, safe and sound!! We missed talking to you guys, but I am so glad you had a great time. Sorry to hear that you guys got sick, its never fun not feeling well away from home. Let me know what the doc says about your Grace tomorrow, mine goes to the doc for her 4 month check-up! 4 months, where did time go?!?

April said...

Looks like everyone had fun! I hope that Grace's eye and bottom get better really soon!

Jen said...

How fun ;) Looks like it was a great trip! So did you guys not get a seat for Grace? We're flying to St. Thomas in May and we didn't get a seat for Ashley...I'm scared to death that she's going to be a wiggle worm and am second guessing our decision not to get her a seat...I can't believe Grace slept the whole plane ride back! That is amazing!

Jennisa said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Stop by sometime

Tasha said...

Sounds like you had a great time..Poor grace, hope she feels better soon.

Megan said...

Looks like such a fun trip!!

Did you guys have to dig those coats out of the closet before you went? :)