Monday, March 24, 2008

Sunshine and Belly Bops

We drove to NC this weekend to visit the Stenner’s. We had such a good time with Eli, Jayden, Ruth, and Gary! We decided we wanted to break in our new mini van, so we drove all the way to North Carolina! Isabelle did surprisingly well…thank you DVD player.

We spent the weekend relaxing and visiting with everyone and Jayden and Isabelle got to know each other a little better. Jayden is about a year older than Isabelle and is all boy. I honestly didn’t know our little girl was such a delicate flower until this trip! The first thing Jayden did was come up to Isabelle with a big grin on his face and said, “Hi Belle.” And gave her a big belly bop. Although he only outweighs Isabelle by about ten pounds, she promptly flew back and hit the ground. I don’t think she was expecting a belly bop. This really hacked her off and she threw her hands up in the air and screeched as loud as she could. This became their signature interaction throughout the weekend.

If Jayden didn’t want Isabelle playing with something he’d scoot in front of her and start pushing her out with his bum. These two only children had a weekend of hard knocks. Being the responsible parents that we are, we took lots of video and laughed a lot.

One of the best things about the trip was the 77 degree weather! Yes, I was basking in the sun and loving every minute of it! On the way home on Sunday, I slept for a while and when I woke up we were in West Virginia and the temperature had dropped over 25 degrees and it was snowing…urrrghhh. That was honestly depressing!

Since the Easter traffic was so bad on the way down we decided to leave a bit early and missed most of the festivities on Sunday. But we stopped and had a nice Easter lunch of North Carolina BBQ! Luckily we seemed to miss most of the traffic and arrived home late, but in time to get a good nights sleep.

Thank you Stenner's for having us this weekend! We had a wonderful relaxing time!


Wendy said...

I was surprised not to see you at your dad's church on Sunday but now I know why. It sounds like you guys a wonderful weekend! How fun!

In response to your comment on my blog~ that better not even be close to any sort of truth or mirena (5 yr IUD) will have alot of explaining to do!!!

drowninginblessing said...

How funny! I wonder if Abe will be a belly bopper or will Asian politeness refine him.... hmmm.... Our little Belle can't get enough pink, can she? RM

jaydensjourney said...

It was so great to see you guys! I think Jayden was showing off for Belle. He mentioned her a couple times after you left and then slept for 3 hours. Belle is a wonderful little girl!

Shanygne said...

ayayayay! I can't believe how much I have missed lately! I need to make more of a point to get on this contraption to keep up with everyone!

Congratulations to you AND Jona! wow... two more grandbabies this year! SO cool!

I just left a voicemail on your phone, so call me back when you get a chance. Love you so much!