We have had a wonderful (nearly) two weeks of time with family. Abby and I are going through attention withdrawl. Luckily, it's less than two months until we get our next fix.
For Sam's spring break, we decided to drive to Michigan to see his brother Mike and family. We hadn't seen them for close to three years so the visit was WAY overdue.
The nine hour drive went smoothly, due mostly to the fact that Abby was sleeping most of the way. She didn't, however, sleep so well once we finally got to their house at 3:30 a.m. So, needless to say, we were exhausted.
We spent most of our week relaxing, playing games and being crafy. Sarah was my lifesaver on some of the projects I am working on.
The best part about the week was watching Abby come out of her shell. She loved playing with her Aunt and Uncle and (some of) her cousins. :) And, she really loved chasing their cat. She would slowly walk up to her, touch her and then walk away giggling and covering her mouth (and repeat.) The girl LOVES animals.
Abby was Aunt Sarah's little buddy. Sarah would play with her for a bit and Abby would follow her around until she came to play again. So cute!
Some serious Nerf action took place among the boys. I came down once but Abby was too nervous, so I didn't stay long.
Aunt Sarah gave Abby this Little People house. As you can tell, she loves it!
Sarah had a scrap of fabric left over from a project that Abby decided was really awesome. She hugged it, wrapped it around her head and pulled it between her legs.
Anders and Abby having a hug. These two were frenemies throughout the week. Anders was a bit worried about Abby cramping his style, but they shared a few tender moments.
This picture cracks me up! Sam and Anders are cheesing it up and Abby has an entire marshmallow in her mouth. Can you say chubby bunny?
Hayden- the magic scientist. He was Abby's best buddy during the week. He would read her stories and share his toys with her. I wish I had some pictures of their cute moments together but I was too busy AAAAWWWWing to get the camera.
Sam playing Just Dance with some of the boys. If you have a Wii, you should get this game. It is a blast! I seriously considered getting a Wii just to play it whenever I want.
There is a cool, little nature center by their house. Abby loved the animal skins.
Daddy showing Abby some cool stuff at the nature center.
Outside of the nature center there is a park with a playground. We had a lot of fun playing in the beautiful weather.
My two favorite people.
Abby and I looking down at some ducks.
There was only one swing, so we had the kids share it. They thought it was great! Abby has never liked the swing so much!
We had such a wonderful time! What a great way to spend spring break!