Monday, June 6, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Our weekend started with a nice Friday off for Matt and a special lunch at Pizza Hut’s lunch buffet. This also marks Lilly’s first trip out of the house that didn’t involve a visit with her Doctor. Fortunately, Lilly feels all snuggled up and safe in her cozy car seat and barely noticed that we were out and about for almost 3 hours! Not a cry was heard on the whole trip so thanks to Lilly’s sleepy temperament we feel better about taking her on short trips here and there and less bound to the house.

A few extra days off around Memorial Day Weekend also gave Matt’s parents and sister the perfect excuse to make the long trek to Grand Rapids to meet their new Granddaughter. On the way, Matt’s dad can never resist a quick trip to Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops to find the perfect fishing lure or the latest in reel technology. They also found the perfect gift for Lilly in a pink My First Fishing Shirt complete with a rod, reel, and a squiggly worm.

Since Matt’s family was up he got to pick the restaurants (two of his favorites: Mongolian BBQ on Friday night, and Old Chicago on Saturday night) and the movie (Tron: Legacy). Both restaurants were delicious and the movie was fun.

On Sunday both of our families got together to cook out and share some burgers and hot dogs as we passed Lilly around like a hot potato – the rule was if she fills her diaper while she’s in your arms, YOU have to change her! Fortunately for everyone except Matt, she only filled her diaper when she was sleeping in the bassinet.

The weekend ended with some nice photo opps for Lilly and Matt’s family, wearing the lovely island girl dress that Matt’s sister Rachel sent us and her favorite fishing shirt.