Well we returned home this afternoon from another weekend away. (That makes 6 out of the last 7 for those who are counting, i.e. me.) Most of this time spent away has been to visit family for the holidays (we were gone the weekend of Christmas, New Year's, and the week after New Year's all for holiday/family stuff), or to visit friends, and there was our weekend in Wisconsin Dells. This weekend, my mom, my middle sister, Evie, and I drove 4 hours south into central Illinois to visit my youngest sister.
M decided to stay home to give us our "girl time." We didn't do much. We actually spent most of Saturday afternoon vegging out on my sister's couch watching "Legally Blond." It was nice just to hang out with my sisters and my mom. My sister who we were visiting got married last April and her husband is currently working on his Ph.D. (That's why they live in Illinois.) He was in and out all day from studying and working in his lab. My other sister is pregnant with her first and due in April, so this will be the last time we could all go visit for a while.
Evie entertained her aunts and grandma with her crazy toddler antics all weekend. They were able to see her try to dress herself in person for the first time. And they witnessed her game where she tries to scare people by running at them and yelling boo. They were also really great by taking care of Evie for a while this morning so that I could sleep in until 7:30...I haven't slept that late in months!!
Evie was very good on the drive. She really does pretty well, and I can't complain. I was also fortunate to have the help of my sister and my mom in the car with me this time. It's great to be able to visit family and friends, but I'm really looking forward to sleeping in my own bed the next few weekends. I'm just really happy to be home!!