I got to go to Texas one last time to help Brian and Celia pack up their apartment before they moved to Erie, PA. I'm so excited that they are now within driving distance so I can see them all so much more. This was a "working" trip, and not a playing trip, but we still managed to have some fun and take some good pictures.
|Celia was so smart to have Maden wear his Superman shirt to the airport so we could be matching for a while.|
|Maden didn't seem shy with me at all. Was happy and lovey while we were waiting for my suitcase to come out.|
|We knew my first day would be the only day we could do something not moving related. So we went to a cool aquarium inside a huge mall not far from the airport. Maden liked touching the starfish but not the spiky sea urchins.|
|Good catch by Celia of us making fishy faces at each other!|
|Maden was very patient about having to stop and feed Annie. :)|
|Maden loves loves loves numbers. He found a deck of Skipbo cards before they were packed away and spent a good amount of time sorting and arranging them while we packed.|
|Annie's happy place in the bathroom. She loves it in there -- if the water is running or not. She is content to just lay on the counter, kicking her legs and looking around.|
|Getting to snuggle with the 2 babies.|
|Maden does "touchy heads" with Annie. He's very gentle and soft about it and she doesn't seem to mind.|
|I sent him this frog hat that is so cute. He put it on just long enough for me to take a picture and then ripped it back off. :p|
|He was a good boy at the park while Celia took Annie to Walmart.|
|We found a cool Christmas light display on the way home from dinner. Maden wanted to get out and touch the lights.|
|Annie had her 6 week doctor appointment the day I left. She weighed in at 10.5 lb, 21.25 inches.|
|Another fun thing happened on my last day in Texas. I was waiting at the airport for my flight home, and Randy was flying in on another airline to help with the driving part of the move. Our gates were just close enough and I had just enough time to run down there as he was getting off his plane to say hi, bye, and take a picture. Gotta take any chance to see each other we can get right?|
I'm glad I was able to go and help out. Packing up all your stuff is so daunting and overwhelming -- it's always nice to have an extra pair of hands.