Monday my best friend was in town for a very short visit. Roweyn and I were able to go out to his house and spend a couple hours with him and his family. It was great to see him since it had been since Christmas and Roweyn has changed SO much since then! She had a lot of fun with him. She showed him her shoes, had him take them off and put them back on and she shared them with him. She flirted and was very cutesy with him. It was great to see that she remembered him even though it had been a few months.
I put her in her new car seat on Monday for the drive to see how she liked it and she was not very fond of it. She was afraid to sleep in it and was insistent on holding my hand while I was trying to drive. After a few attempts of her falling asleep and me moving my hand, she finally was asleep enough that I could let go, but by then we were almost to my friends house so sadly it ended up being a pretty short nap.
When I tried to put her in her car seat when we left she was really unhappy and cried. As soon as I got her in and buckled her up though she calmed down and fell asleep during the drive. This time though her head kept falling forward and when I tried to pull it back she would get upset but she finally stayed that way.
We got our TOMs Shoes in the mail that I wrote about last week. They are SO cute! Check the photo below of Roweyn's.
On Tuesday we spent the morning at home, finishing up our packing and then I went off to cut a friends hair at the salon in the afternoon.
Tuesday night was really rough trying to get her to sleep. She did not want to be put in her crib. After many episodes of crying, she finally fell asleep....standing up!! Seriously! I even got a picture of it! (See below) After that I laid her down and then she fussed for another 30 minutes, so by the time I got in bed it was 1am.
Wednesday we woke up a little before 8 to leave for our trip. The drive went really well. Roweyn took 2 naps and we only had to stop once for her. We stopped a few other times but she was either sleeping or didn't need to get out of the car. It was a great drive! We visited my Grandma for a bit after we got into town and then called it a night over at my Aunts house a little while later.
Thursday I drove Roweyn and Tayelor over to meet my Dad and his brothers and other family members for pizza. This is the first time I have ever driven in Eureka, even though I have been visiting for 22 years. So crazy, but I never needed to drive till now. Then we went over to Costco for a bit and after that we headed back to my Aunts for the night.
We watched the American Idol results and when they saved the guy, Roweyn was watching and next thing we know, she's acting just like him. Running back and forth, putting her hands on her face and talking. It was so funny. She is really good at mimicking! Such a great thing but also probably means I better watch what I say and do!
Friday we relaxed. I did a little cloth diaper laundry. Yes when we travel we still use cloth diapers! For the first time we used our GroVia Hybrid Shell with their GroVia BioSoakers and they worked great! We only used the BioSoakers while we were driving so that we didn't have to worry about having a bunch of dirty cloth diapers in the car. So the BioSoakers were a great alternative, since the insert is disposable but they are compostable and flushable and so much more! Be sure to check them out! We have been using the Shells for a while now with their GroVia Organic Cotton Soaker Pads which I fell in love with after first use! They have definitely been put at the top of my list for favorite cloth diapers!
Friday night we went over to my Italian Grandma's house for a big Italian dinner with almost the whole family which was probably close to 30 people and that's not even all of us!
Saturday Roweyn and I got to go see our friends who also live in the area. They have a 5 year old and a newly turned 1 year old, both boys! We didn't get to see them last time we were up there in October, so May was the last time we got together. The kids were only 4 and 3mo and Roweyn was almost 5mo. It was really fun to see how much they had changed and grown! And they had lots of fun playing together!
Then Saturday night we had Chinese food with the other side of the family but most of the kids on my Moms side of the family are either in college or not living in the area so it was just a small amount of us. I was able to cut my Grandma's hair as well!
That's about the extent of our trip! We made it home safe and sound! We only had to stop once again for Roweyn but made a few other stops for the others. It feels great to be home and Roweyn was very happy as well! She went up to her toys and said hi to them. She grabbed her Baby Stella doll, gave her a hug and kiss and rocked her. It was darling!
Here is our week in photos, almost all of them were taken with my IPhone and then I used the Instagram app to change the look of them, I also used the Diptic app to make collages. Oh and if you have the Instagram app, feel free to follow me!
Tiny TOMs Shoes
Bedtime in my favorite Cub Scouts Shirt
Best Friends = Cuddle Buddies
Literally sleeping standing up!
First nap on our road trip
Grandma/Great Grandma Mama Jeanne's Gardens
Loving the sound a glass bowl and metal spoon makes!
Hot stuff in her sweet shades!
Taking a ride with Great Grandma Mama Jeanne at Target!
New book I started reading while Rowe was passed out in her car seat
Always a happy girl!
Cyder tuckered out after a busy day!
Cain and Roweyn
(Who we visited on Saturday)
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