Abby got to go to the zoo with Auntie on the 13th. All the kids had fun and Abby came home with a stuffed giraffe - a small one, thankfully!
Why didn't I go? I was preparing for 5 out-of-town guests coming that day. Only one of them stayed at our house. But they all ate here that Friday evening. They were ministering at our church Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, my sister was hostessing her sister-in-law's Bridal Shower. The wedding is in May and Abby will be the Flower Girl. I'm so excited. And so is Abby. That reminds me, I need to order her rental dress.
Then, after that busy weekend, we left Monday morning for a conference with several members of our church. It was about a 3-and-a-half hour drive down to Marietta. We were there from Monday to Thursday. Abby did great considering she was in meetings a lot and sleeping in a different bed and going to bed late every night. The HO-tel (as Abby called it) had a swimming pool so Abby enjoyed that.
Here's what she was doing some of the time during our meetings:
That's a portable DVD player. She also went to sleep a couple of the sessions. Gotta love it when a kid is flexible!
We also had some free time on Wednesday afternoon and went in search of a playground. After getting directions from three different people (one at the conference, one gas station attendant, and one family pushing a baby in a stroller), an hour later we finally made it to a nice park. They had some cool wooden play things and great swings.
On Thursday, we came home. Friday was spent unpacking and catching up on email and mail and paying bills, etc. Friday evening, we had a family bonfire over at Auntie's house.
Saturday was spent doing yard work as the weather finally decided to be warm and sunny again! Yeah!
Sunday, after teaching Children's Church, I went to a baby shower and then the family gathered for Aria's birthday party. Later, we had another meeting.