Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Walkin' in Memphis (Part 1)


We've had a busy week! All sorts of appointments and getting ready last week for a weekend in Memphis!

Nick's brother Josh and his wife Jana had a baby boy named Colt on March 30th of last year. I don't know if you remember, but he had heart surgery when he was 5 days old. It was very scary, but he is doing wonderful now and progressing just like he's supposed to. We got to see him in August for Nick's sister's wedding, but that's the only time we've seen him! Nick's dad and step-mom decided it's been too long, so they arranged for us all to meet up in Memphis for the weekend. Josh, Jana and Colt live in Tuscaloosa, AL.

We had such a great time! It was short trip and a long drive, but so worth it:) They picked me up at school on Friday and we headed that way. While we should've been there around 10:00p, traffic in Northwest Arkansas and going 6 miles in an hour and a half east of Little Rock didn't put us there til midnight! Lucas did an amazing job in the car:) He stayed awake when we wanted him to and slept when we wanted him to! He woke up a little when we got to the hotel, but went right back to sleep. We slept in and ate a wonderful breakfast at the hotel Saturday morning. Then the boys took naps and we headed for some barbecue. We ate at Corky's!

It was so yummy:) The boys were starting to notice each other by this time. All morning when they played, Colt was much more outgoing and forward. He did most of the crawling at first. Lucas just kind of sat back and observed. They are both just like their daddies!). But they were getting more used to each other by lunch:)

They have both changed so much since August! Here they are picking out what they wanted for lunch:)

We then headed for the zoo! Memphis has a wonderful zoo! We got there in the afternoon and stayed til it closed and still didn't see everything! The boys absolutely loved it:) They are at the perfect age and this was both of their first times to go to the zoo! So glad they got to experience it together:)

They loved riding on their daddies' shoulders!

Lucas went crazy over all the animals. He would find them in their habitats and follow them wherever they went:) He went especially crazy for the giraffes:) He has a giraffe (Geoffrey) that he sleeps with and the real ones were definitely his favorite too!

He really wanted to get in there with them!

Such sweet boys giving each other kisses:)

Mommy found a tree and when she popped out of it and yelled boo, she had both boys laughing so hard:) It was hilarious! I probably did it for about 5 minutes. When you find something that makes your babies laugh, you do it over and over:)

Here are the two young families:)

And here's my little family!

We ended the day by letting the boys crawl around and play in the hotel room. We ordered pizza, gave the boys a bath, put them to bed, and the adults hung out til midnight! It was a great day:)

I'll share Sunday morning with you tomorrow:)


Leslie said...

Girl, when you were at the zoo you were seriously ONE BLOCK from my house! We have a zoo membership and hit it up at least once a week. It is such a great spot, and I'm so glad you got to go!

Cari said...

Oh, how FUN!!! We loved the Memphis Zoo!! And we love Gus's Fried Chicken. Mmmm.... I love spontaneous trips!! :)

one of nettie's girls said...

Making time to see family is so important. Keep doing it.

one of nettie's girls said...

Making time to see family is so important. Keep doing it.