Avery lasted in her stroller for a hot minute and decided she needed to stretch her legs and run for the next 2.5 hours. In a furniture store. Take all your mommy fears (sharp corners of coffee tables, rugs to trip on, furniture so expensive it would take 3 years to pay for, etc.) and multiply them by 500. Paula's new furniture line is super cute...and pricey to boot. That's ok though, meeting her was free! Paula saw Avery coming and the first thing out of her mouth was "Oh my stars! Will she let me hold her?" I didn't throw Avery at her, per say...just swiftly handed her off faster than she could say "no way". Paula started running her hands through her hair and talking to her about life, playing, cooking, and such important things. Avery lasted about a minute or so on the desk talking to Paula before she cut her eyes at me in such a way that could only convey a cry for help. I told her it was ok, we love Paula and she proceeded to politely request to get down from the desk. Paula signed the cookbook my MeMe gave me so needless to say, I'll cherish it forever.
After the Paula visit, Avery and I headed northbound on 35 to GiGi and Granddad's house. She did awesome with the exception of not taking her normal 2 hour nap and settling for a 45 minute cat nap. We payed for it later, trust me. Uncle Darren, Aunt Lori, and cousin Nikki showed up about an hour after we arrived. Avery immediately took to Aunt Lori....Uncle Darren took some time to warm up to. He did eventually bribe her with M&Ms and that seemed to do the trick.
We had such a great time at Gigi and Granddad's house! We can't wait to be back for our next adventure....Disney World!
All of our loot headed out to DFW for 4 days. Heaven help us when we have to pack for 2 adults plus Avery for a week when we go to Disney...
Waiting in line for Paula! Hey ya'll....
The official "handing off"
"Uhhhh momma? Who is this."
Obviously Avery is as thrilled as Paula and myself.
Showing Aunt Lori her toys.
Aunt Lori and Uncle Darren brought us some fresh-from-the-orchard apples. And they were massive. Here's a little size comparison.
Colorado apple on the left, normal apple on the right.
The apple was about as big as Avery's torso.
Monday morning we went to see Avery's Meemaw as well as have lunch with her cousins Noah and Andrew:
With Andrew and Noah! It was so good to get to see them together between lunch times!
Coloring with Granddad
Taking an M&M bribe from Uncle Darren
I love a little M&M face
Taking a walk with Uncle Darren
Grilling with Granddad
Playing in the park...