A long run down of our weekend with lots of pictures and few words. Or at least I will attempt to use a few words. I could get quite carried away.
A weekend filled with fun and firsts.
Saturday, May 30
Morgan Kate went swimming for the very first time. Our awesome friends Mary and Matt, who also happen to be our neighbors, invited us to go swimming Saturday. It was hot, it was sunny, and we thoroughly enjoying hanging out with them, so we took them up on the offer. First, we had to purchase a bathing suit, hat and float. One trip to Babies R Us and we were ready! Morgan Kate LOVED the water. No surprise - Trav and I both love the water as well. It took her a few minutes to get used to it, but after that she was in heaven. We can't wait to take her back. And you all would be very proud of me. I was very relaxed and only worried a tiny bit.
Our "fish" all decked out and ready to go!
*Note: The hat, which is size 3-6 months, was entirely too
small, but got the job done.
Ella doing her "cannonballs". She is such a great swimmer!
After our swimming adventure we headed home for a short nap and then headed over to the Pyle's. Amanda (aka "AA") and JP are building a beautiful house not very far from us. We have seen the house in passing, but haven't had the chance to go in and "look around". Saturday we stopped by for a visit. It was a special visit because 1.) We got to see their amazing house (Love it, love it!) and 2.) Amanda and JP got to "really" meet Morgan Kate. The best part was that Amanda even got to hold her. Morgan Kate was so excited!
Morgan Kate loved seeing JP and AA, as well as looking around their house. She was enthralled with their light fixtures and of course this terrific mirror.
Sunday, May 31
The 4th grade team at my school (including me), gave a baby shower for this terrific mommy-to-be. It was a wonderful shower and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing lots of people that I haven't seen in quite some time. Jessa looked absolutely beautiful and got so many nice things. I can't wait to meet Baby Stewart!
Mrs. Ward, shower hostess extraordinaire, graciously offered her house for the shower. Her house is absolutely amazing and not too far from where I live. Therefore, at the end of the shower I just had to call Travis and ask him to bring Morgan Kate. My 4th grade "girls" have not seen Morgan Kate since coming home from the hospital. I have been dying to share her with them, so I jumped at the opportunity. Pictured below is the 4th grade team, minus one, with Morgan Kate.
As always, I had my hand sanitizer very close, so I passed it around and Morgan Kate got the chance to be held by Mrs. Ward, Hollie, and Jessa. It was such a special moment for me!
MK and "Bling Bling"
MK and Hollie
MK and Jessa
After meeting everyone MK got a little hungry. I really think she just wanted something to "gnaw" on. Teething is tough work! I didn't have a bottle, so I just gave her a carrot to gum until we left. It worked!
I happen to think we live in a awesome neighborhood with some of the best neighbors/friends. Many nights we can all be found "congregating" in someone's front yard or in the middle of the street. Last night was no different. And last night was super special because Lauren (aka "Lala") got to hold Morgan Kate for the first time. Lauren had THE magic touch. After only a few minutes Morgan Kate fell fast asleep. It was the sweetest thing ever and I just had to snap a few pictures! Lauren may have to come down every night and put Morgan Kate to sleep. Last night she slept the entire night through and didn't wake up until 8 this morning. Wow!
A weekend full of fun and firsts, indeed.
I didn't do so well using only a few words, did I?