Friday, July 22, 2011

Home Again, Home Again

We are home again. Our guest room with the M family was very comfortable. But, you just can't beat your own bed. Ellie definitely subscribes to that school of thought because she has done little else but sleep since we got home about 6:30 last night. Her current nap is approaching the 90 minute mark.

She was a very good traveler for 5 days, but about the time we pulled into the gate at Midway, she reached her breaking point after 5 days of less than satisfactory sleep. She passed out at the baggage claim and woke up just outside the airport. Then, she screamed the rest of the way home. We stopped at one of the toll plazas, but she didn't want to nurse and being out of her seat for a few minutes gave her false hope that we were home. So, when I put her back in her seat, it seemed the screaming/crying got a touch more hysterical. We stopped to get pizza and true to form, she fell asleep about 4 minutes before. When I got out of the car, she woke up and commenced crying. I can honestly say, I have never been as glad to get home.

While we were in Reno, we took a daytrip to Lake Tahoe (sneaking in state #6, California). We took a gondola up to the top of Heavenly, took in the view, grabbed some lunch, P snapped some pics, then we came down and browsed through some shops before heading back to Reno. The Z's stocked up on hair bows and I bought Ellie some cute tights for fall. I also splurged on a fancy baby bag for Ellie and I. It'll probably do double duty as a Mom bag for years to come since it's not an obvious diaper bag.

Also, Ellie started using consonants Tuesday. She just kind of woke up with "D", "K", and "G" in her vocabulary. Needless to say, P is pleased as punch that she is saying "Dada". And, she can sit by herself for short periods.
I'm sitting all by myself.

Our next big excitement is when Aunt C visits next week. We're looking forward to it!
Our Hosts

Ellie with her BF Zaedin. He was very good with her and could always get a smile from her.

Our family.
Ellie in traveling clothes. Alicia FINALLY got to hold her some on the last day.

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