i'm sitting on my bed, in pjs, with a blanket. sick. finished my chicken noodle soup and eating crackers. thought to myself, "i have insomnia, so i won't sleep...nows the time to blog about this past weekend."
it was my first weekend away from sofia. for FIVE days. i went to san diego to surprise both my grandma for her 75th b-day and my sis, aya, for her bridal shower. jeff didn't want me to take sofia...can you imagine a 8 month HUGE lady in the airport, chasing after a very HUGE 18 month toddler, who doesn't sit on laps, or sleep on planes? SO, he took her to kansas with him. can you believe that?? what other dad would drive 15 hours with a teething toddler? on a side note, on the drive to kansas, she slept about an hour. that's it. poor dad.
anyway, jeff went to visit his sister kelli and rhino, attend the opening of the temple in kansas city, and spend time with matt/maddie/traci/chad/ash who all drove in as well, with their kiddos. here are some pics he took. it was so reassuring to see pictures of my daughter, bathed, clothed, and even headbanded. thanks ash for sending me iphone pics to prove she was alive!
sofia and wells...
at the temple, with tio mateo
i promise she had headbands to get that mullet look out of her face, but it comes off after about an hour or two of wearing it...
primos: blake, paige, and claire
don't know what she's screaming for here...but i know she was pretty grumpy the entire time bc she didn't sleep well...
there's this new game that jeff has been playing NON STOP on the ipad. i blame rhino and chad!! what have you done to my husband????
when i came in to the family (engaged), claire was born. look how big she is now!!
jeff told me that carly was the best big sister for her. thanks for watching out for her, car. also, loved this booty shot of sofia...
this is a long post. sorry. thanks to all those who are still reading. i'm pretty sure not even my husband reads this, just looks at the pictures. if you're reading this, jeff, post a comment and prove me wrong. don't text him, trace!
san diego was wonderful. i don't have pictures of my nana's 75th b day, which was fabulous. but as soon as i get those, they will be posted!
ariel is getting married in june and i can't go because i will just have had baby boy crane. i'm soooo sad to miss it. so of course i had to attend the shower. the bridal shower was AHHH-MAZING. seriously, over the top, so i can't imagine what the wedding will be like.
since her name is ariel, they planned an "under the sea" shower. she was named BEFORE the little mermaid came out, i promise. they copied her. just like the new pixar movie coming out called Princess Sofia. copiers.
where does my mom find all this stuff? tj maxx, ross, and marshalls. my fav stores.
it was a brunch...the best waffles i've EVER tasted, with assorted toppings, and different syrups made from scratch (i wouldn't even attempt that), bacon, and more.
look at these cupcakes! i didn't even want to eat one because they were so pretty.
each water bottle had a "love quote" on it that you had to guess. i stink at romantic comedies.
when you entered, this was the address table. i loved the rug so much, i brought it back with me, and it is now under sofia's crib.
the happy couple, ariel and rob...
my sister, sarah, me (unflattering of my tummy), bride-to-be ariel, and my sis-in-law porcia.
it was a wonderful weekend. my mom and i spent endless hours together and bought sofia clothes, and baby boy clothes, and ate lolitas (my fav taco shop). i also got to see my dad and carmen.
melody surprised me thursday night, when i flew in, with a sibling dinner! me, sarah, mel, and hector. so fun, and the burger i ate was the most flawless burger i've ever had. i'll have pics of that as soon as mel sends them!
at my dad's house here. i love that with each subsequent picture, a person is added...
sarah, me, hec
add daddy lou here (and a more flattering picture of my tummy)
and now add mel for the finale... (she's been losing a TON of weight for the wedding...and giving it to me...she looks amazing, doesn't she?)
oh how i love san diego, even though i thought of sofia and jeff every minute of the day and longed to be with them. it was a needed break before baby 2 comes.