Thursday, October 21, 2010

Texas, Tantrums and Totally cute Kids

2 weekends ago, we took the long 11 hour drive down to Saginaw, Texas to meet our new niece, Ryleigh. We were so excited to go see her cute little face and visit with family, but after being in the car that long, we swore that we would never make that drive again. It was not fun!!! We will have to save up for plane tickets.

We loved seeing everyone, but while we were there, Dixie ran a terrible fever and had an ear infection. This explained her totally sour mood towards all of Evan's family, the endless crying sessions and the need for her to be held 24/7 (I promise she loves you guys). Luckily we took her to a walk in clinic while we were there and pumped her up with some antibiotics. By the time we got home, she was much better, and mommy and daddy were so relieved. I wish our trip would have been a little less stressful, but I still got to hold this precious sweet baby. She is a doll and I can't wait to get my hands on her again.

While we were there, we got to watch our nephew Tyler play in a soccer game. He was so excited that his Uncle Evan came to watch him. I don't think I have laughed that hard in a long time. Watching little kids play sports is hilarious:) He is such a sweet boy with a joy for life.
We also got to visit with this cutie pie, our niece Katy. She is a doll! Very girly, but then will pick up a frog and kiss it. I almost had to run away from her as she shoved the frog in Dixie's face to show her. Sorry...I am not down with frogs. She even pushes him around outside in her stroller. One day the boys will think she is a great catch...a good mix of girly and down with the boys. She has turned into such a sweetie and I think her and Dixie look a lot alike, especially when you see there baby pictures. I will be just fine if Dixie looks as cute as this kid and gets those gorgeous curls.
Here is what my child did most of the trip (Sweet baby..she felt terrible):

But she did look cute and sweet sometimes:
Don't know when we will make it back to Texas, but next time we go, we will be a family of 4, hopefully arriving on an airplane with 2 perfectly healthy children. In the meantime, we will miss everyone.