last weekend, i reluctantly got on a plane. all by myself. no kids, no hubz. i wasn't reluctant because i was afraid of where i was going or what i was doing there. quite the opposite. i was meeting adalyn jean for the first time and spending some quality time with lilah grace. i was pretty excited about that part. the part that made me SO nervous was the part where i leave my whole family behind. that have never happened before. of course, i go to work every day and i'm not with them all the time, but this was a plane ride away. not in my comfort zone at all. also, it was the first night i have spent away from gianna. i knew that she would be fine and so would the boys, but i was still really nervous. so, it helped that i was super tired when i got on the plane (3am comes super fast, ya know). i looked out the window for a few minutes and then tried to doze off for the rest of the flight into baltimore.
look at this face! i was so happy to land and see this little toothy grin!
and, i finally got my paws on this little bundle of pure cuteness.
just look at those little hands
and these super yummy kissable cheeks! don't let the pictures fool you. she has a full face, but she is TINY!
one thing i can predict with almost 100% certainty, it is that adalyn will have her tongue out. all. the. time.
and oh boy, did i get some good snuggles from lilah grace! she loves seeing her face on the phone, so we took quite a few selfies.
we went outside because it was not TOO cold. but the wind was blowing and mommom was cold! funny story...lilah called me mommom the whole time i was there. not sure if i look like her or sound like her or what, but i didn't care.
can you tell it was windy?
ady made herself comfy and i didn't mind one bit!
lilah loved playing with my phone and i really don't mind at all, but she brought it back to me and look what it said..."iPhone is disabled, try again in 5 minutes"...haha
her face says it all...
meanwhile, back in SC, the kids were taking advantage of a lenient poppa, wearing pajamas all day, and apparently pants were optional.
i made it back home by lunch on sunday and i was SO happy to be back home. i had a wonderful time and treasure that one on one time with my nieces, but i'm not sure i will travel without my family any time soon.