Monday, November 16, 2009

Visiting the Fam

Ingrid has been super clingy and whiny, have I mentioned??  Yesterday early in the morning she had already driven me up a wall, so I decided to make an impromptu visit to my sister's house.  She lives 2 1/2 hours away and I feel that is not too far for a day trip.  Brendan thinks I'm crazy but who cares.  Ingrid does relatively well on that car trip, so I packed some bags and the dvd player and off we went.  My sister was having a family gathering for my neice's and her birthdays, and we hadn't thought we would make it, but I'm so glad we did!

Ingrid was asleep when we got there, thus waking her up to a strange place and two eager cousins in her face was a bit much to take.  She cried huge alligator tears for twenty minutes before finally warming up.  But warm up she did.  Her cousins just love her!

She played outside a lot, they have a swingset set in a huge pile of sand.  And I loved it because I could sit inside on the couch and watch from the back porch instead of having to be cold and sit out there with her.  Lazy much? 

When Gramma got there, Ingrid was beside herself, along with all the other cousins, too.  She is a big hit!!

After a few hours of much socializing and sugary foods, Ingrid started to get upset again, waving bye bye to everyone and begging to be held.  She slept most of the way home and then we sang songs and recited books we know by heart the rest of the way.  It was a great day.

Added bonus:  Corie has a ton of kid's toys her kids have outgrown, so Ingrid gets to use them now!  We took home a kitchen set and a bin full of toy dishes and food.  It was going to be a Christmas present, but she was so excited about it, and I was so tired from lack of sleep the past few weeks, that I just let her go to town this morning while I drank coffee.  She loves it!


Sara Haley said...

Too cute!!! April absolutely loves the kitchen set I picked up at a garage sale. It was $40 and was in great condition--and came with a bunch of play food as well! She loves that set--all day she brings me different foods on plates and I pretend to eat it and she just grins. :) The other day, since I didn't feel good, she tried feeding me a plate with grapes, a slice of pizza and a bottle of maple syrup. Maybe she's onto something...LOL

maryanne said...

Play kitchens are awesome. I wouldn't save it for Christmas either - I'm sure she will get hours of enjoyment out of it between now and December 25th.

Anna said...

Sounds like a good day! Those play kitchen are so cool.
By the way, we got Fiona's birthday crown! Thank you so much! It's very cute!