This morning, we woke up to this:
Snow. A lot of it has already melted and it’s supposed to warm up to high 60s later this week but still. Snow in April. I just hope that our tulips and lilies don’t die because of it (we did cover them).
Anyway, we flew out to Evansville Thursday morning – like I mentioned before, we actually flew to St. Louis, where my parents picked us up (it was right on their way), and we drove the remaining 3 hours to Evansville.
We got to Jeremy and Jen’s house around 4 pm, where we finally got to meet this little guy:
He’s even cuter in person. At first, he cried every time I held him. But the last few days we were there, I got to hold him for at least 20 minutes before he wanted something or someone else.
Since he’s so young, we mostly just hung around the house. We cooked all of our meals, except for ordering Chinese in the first night we were there, and my mom and I made 5 freezer meals + cookie dough for Jeremy and Jen.
We also played a little cornhole:
We did some weeding and stump ripping-out:
We did a LOT of baby holding:
Baby J is a spit bubble factory!
Travis will be a good-looking dad:
Baby J loves this play mat – his little legs and arms go all over the place and he blows lots of bubbles. His bibs were always soaking!
They have two dachshunds – Libby is the girl (bottom left) and Chief is the boy (bottom right). Libby and I are friends.
As always, I drank plenty of wine and regular soda, ate lots of sweets, and pretty much just enjoyed myself. I have more thoughts about eating and vacation that I’ll share in future posts but for now, I’ll say that this vacation involved all the things a vacation is supposed to.
It’s good to be back into the routine of things, but we already miss our great family and cute little nephew!
And if you’re wondering if being around Baby J affected my desire to have a baby of my own, the answer is Yes. I want one even more now!