We were finally able to go to Minneapolis for Christmas with the Noon families over New Years. We went to Minneapolis on New Year's Eve and Aunt Sharon watched the boy while we went out. We went to Delphos and hung out with friends and had a nice time. It was nice to get away for a few hours but of course we were happy to get back to Cael. He must have wanted us to come home because he was awake waiting for us!
On New Year's Day we got up and made a chocolate pie before going to Dustin & Monica's house to see that side of the family. We had fun hanging out with them. Shelby, Grandma Parsons, Anthony & Marissa came over. I bought another cookbook from Grandma to support her Walk for the Cure again. I can't wait to try out some of the recipes! We went back to the Noons for dinner & Christmas with them. It was fun to see both Noon families, Grandma Hoard & Uncle Andy. We ate dinner and opened presents. Cael and AJ were so cute! They get along really well! I think Alta will make a great big sister to KayLynn who will be here soon. After all of that we played Wii for a while. We had a great time! (Courtney & I are loving our Wii also! We played for quite a while this morning since we didn't have school.) Cael got a toy that has a spinner in the center like the final game on The Price is Right. It's so funny because, as I've said before, he apparently loves that show. He will sit there forever spinning the wheel. The funniest part is that he will spin it and then wait for it to talk to him before he spins it again. He's so stinking smart!!
Saturday morning we got up and went to Grandma Butler's to take our official traditional 6 month pictures of Cael. He is such a ham when the camera comes out! He of course did great and no pee on the scarf!! We went to Salina to see Granddad & Grandma Marsh but Granddad still wasn't feeling well. We basically dropped off gifts, ate lunch that we picked up on the way there & left. Calvin didn't want to hold Cael because he didn't want to get him sick. We left Salina and started to drive home. When we got to Topeka we saw a car in the ditch and then there was a wreck so we had to get off of the interstate. By now it was starting to snow & blow. We drove to Lawrence and were just on the West side of the East Lawrence exit when we came to a stop. Right at that exit is a bridge and construction all around the bridge. We sat for an HOUR because of a roll over accident in the construction on the bridge. We had to scoot over as far as we could so emergency crews could get through. By the time we left there it was snowing and blowing pretty hard. It took us an hour to get home from Lawrence which is usually a 30 minute drive.
Here are a few pictures of our trip to Minneapolis & the drive home. Enjoy the rest of your week!