and sweltering heat. We thoroughly enjoyed our Minnesota vacation. Lily's birthday party happened to fall on the ONE rainy, cold day of our visit... which made for a very fussy birthday girl. Jeff and I agreed that she has NEVER acted that bad... yet if you ask her mamma, she'll promise she was 'angelic!'
Here are some of Lily's friends in attendance:
She was really only content while playing in the rain gutters and eating one of Aunt Jenni's oh-so-cute ladybug cupcakes.
... which could explain why she ended the night like this, (but the tutu was gone in the first 5 minutes):
It was nice for my parents to get to see Jeff's hometown during their 4th of July celebration... complete with
cheese curds... mmm,
and MUD BOGGING (trucks attempting to drive through a mud bog that smelled like catfish bait)!
Good times were had by all!
Lily became obsessed throughout this trip with cows
and grew in her fascination with dogs
and belly buttons! (Mine got a well-deserved break with Isaac around.)
She took about 6 steps in a row a few times, but seems to have decided that crawling is more efficient... despite her fancy new walking shoes purchased at the Mall of America.
The plane ride home was a bit stressful due to our 4 hour layover in Chicago. She woke up from a too-short nap quite crabby ... so we were pulling out the stops on the last flight to keep her entertained -- mostly with food.
After drinking her weight in milk, (trying unsuccessfully to get her to go to sleep), several drinks of coke (you try having a whining baby on a plane and see if you don't give in too) , a juice box, water, eating cold chicken nuggets, mozzerella sticks, a tootsie pop, mini m&ms, a fruit strip, and about a barrel of puff corn... lily threw up on me in the final descent into Austin.... surprised?
It's kind of bittersweet to be home now...
wish Texas and Minnesota weren't so far apart
... or that we owned a private jet!