Our Memorial Day weekend was split between us being in Chicago and time spent with family enjoying the holiday. We arrived home on Saturday evening and had a nice dinner with my parents & Elyse before coming home and getting back in our routine of being a family of 3. I was certainly glad to be home with my baby girl!
On Sunday we went to church and then quickly headed down to my parents' house. It was my dad's birthday and the weather was perfect for Elyse's first pool outing so we loaded up Elyse, Bogey, & all of our stuff and off we went!
Before heading out to the pool we showed Elyse the new doll Momma & Daddy bought for her in Chicago. Yes, we are THOSE parents who bought her her first American Girl Bitty Baby before she even understands what dolls are. However, she certainly enjoyed chewing on her hands & licking her head! ha!
|Shaking hands Elyse style: Doll hand in the mouth! Nice to meet you Bitty Baby!|
|One hand on the face, one hadn in the mouth...perfect!|
|And a nice big suck on the forehead for good measure! I can't believe that soon she'll be draggin' this doll around everywhere with her!|
After some time with the doll we headed out for her first official experience with the pool. I'm pretty sure that she had a little dip with her Papa & Gigi while we were in Chicago, but they saved her first official dunking for Momma & Daddy!
|Checking out the water temp with daddy!|
|and now getting my legs all wet!|
|Family Photo: without Elyse looking at the camera!|
|Going for a ride with daddy in my own personal shaded raft!|
|Time for some relaxation...|
|Sun hat...check, Sunglasses...check, Sunscreen...check, Rash Guard...check, Shaded Raft...check, Pacifier...check! Wait, where's the pool boy to fan me?!?|
|Elyse with her momma & family matriachs: Great Grandma Smart & Great Grandma Herndon|
|All the gorgeous women in my family: My momma, Great Grandma Smart, Me, Elyse, Great Grandma Herndon, & my sister-in-law Millie! How blessed I am to have such fabulous women in my life!|
|Make a wish dad!|
During dinner my dad said all that he really wanted or needed for his birthday was for his family to be together, and I have to admit it was a pretty fabulous day just spending time with family & recognizing how incredibly blessed we are!