Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Travels - Meeting The Family

Picture #1: AA with sister, a first letting her hold and play with her; brother JK got in some hugs and time with AA too (he is in background, sitting).

We have not been posting often as we are on a whirl-wind driving tour of the country side meeting family..... From Florida, to Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana; driving through Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire to Maine. Will be visiting friends on our east coast drive south back to Florida. I wanted to squeeze in some visiting before going back to work, DH (soon to be known as SAHD) is a willing companion, pack mule and chauffeur.

The two photos are before we took off on this crazy trip.

Update on AA: She is a very happy girl during the daytime. She plays, giggles, runs, climbs stairs by herself. I could not even begin to list all the words she is saying; yesterday was another first: we were ordering in a Cracker Barrel (did I tell you again how much AA loves to eat?) and we said our usual "thank you's" to the wait staff taking our order. Immediately after we said it, AA belted out "thank you" too! She says other words like, diaper, cold, hot, no, yellow, purple, blue, nose, ear, toothbrush, dog (and barks like a dog), Mama, Dada, Leaa, sister, up, down, apple, banana..... She is now at the point where she understands us enough to repeat any word we ask her to, but am only giving her "credit" when she knows what the word is. We play peak-a-boo alot so says "boo" to us alot. Also, while at Aunti J's house she did big poopy in her adult toilet. If we were not on this trip, I am sure she would be out of diapers.

We will have a gallery of photos soon to show and remind AA of all the special people she met. She has been so GOOD on this trip... she takes her naps in the car seat (no crying!), she is still bored with videos/movies but tolerates the "Ni hao, Kai-Lan." one.

Picture #2 This picture is a little blurry but the best one we have of AA showing us that she will only eat "one" Cheerio at a time! Ha!!
Happy Trails!


a Tonggu Momma said...

I can't believe how much her language is exploding!!! That is wonderful. I've heard that usually the children get really quiet for a couple of months before they start speaking in English. This is one smart little girl.

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

AA looks like a good traveler!

Melissa said...

Please please please just get here!!!!! My ultrasound is now changed to this Friday 10-24 @ 11am...."IF" you were getting in early?!?!?!!
Love you all & be safe!
Mel waiting patiently in Maine!!!!

Cora said...

Sounds like a great trip! Glad to hear how well AA is doing. Her pictures always make me smile.

Billy and Maggie said...

How exciting! Some of the foliage up here in New England is just about gone. We've got some pretty chilly nights to so bundle up! Have a wonderful trip.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like you are doing well..
can't wait to see all the pictures..
I am sure it is going to be rough going back to work..
Hugs to you all..
Have FUN..

PIPO said...

Safe and happy travels to all!

AA looks like quite the seasoned traveler :0)

Jboo said...

Wow -- sounds like she is doing great! What an explosion of words in such a short time! She looks so sweet! Enjoy your travels.


Catherine said...

Wow! Now that's a lot of places to visit in one trip and so many wonderful new people for AA to meet. Glad to hear she's handling it so well!

Have a GREAT trip and safe travels. Hope to see you in a couple of weeks if you're home by then. :o)

OziMum said...

Ooo She is just so cute I wanna smother her with kisses!!!

Wow! That's a big trip (I think...I'm not too good with US geography!) It is SUCH a blessing when your kids travel well! :)
Have fun!

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bbmomof2boys said...

Hey guys! I'm so glad that AA is doing so well! Tiana isn't talking yet but does love to babble so we are hoping words will come soon. If you guys stop somewhere in NC maybe we can meet up? email me at wickscster@gmail.com


Nina said...

I'm glad she's doing so well, and looks so happy!!

OziMum said...

I've tagged you guys for a "7 weird things about me" meme!

Details over at my place... you know, do it in your spare time?!!

Gail said...

Sounds like an awesome trip!
AA looks very happy and seems to be adjusting well!
Why shouldn't she. I can tell she has some loving parents.

Margaret Miracle said...

AA must be a wonderful traveler to be going all over the country. How exciting!!!! Enjoy this time each and every stop!

k1 said...

Have fantastic visits with all the family and friends. Safe travels too!!

Ruth and Brian said...

Alyson and Ford,
AA is just way too cute. I miss seeing her sweet face each and every day!

So glad you are getting to travel and see the country especially before the weather turns bad too.

Ford, still working on pics of the boys (manage a brief sighting of Big D). Funny how once you get home you don't take as many pictures/video (at least we don't anyways.) Trying to get better at it.

Sam said...

Have a safe and fun trip! If AA needs a playmate while driving through Ohio (we live near Dayton so we are within an hour of Cincinnati and Columbus) just give a yell! Kieren is always game for a new friend!!!

Vivian M said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip!!!

kris said...

so glad to hear she is doing so well!

redmaryjanes said...

She is so cute! I am so happy for you guys~

Your Organizing Guru said...

She is just growing by leaps and bounds! Thanks for sharing the vacation photos (yes some os us like to read the old posts!) FYI: Brian is approaching age 4 and will still not sit for a movie at all. He likes shows with lots of music, not so much with the animation. ~J