Monday, September 30, 2013

MN Visit

Allie and I spent all last week in Minnesota and had so much fun.  I had a conference in the area and Jonathan’s parents kindly agreed to hang out with Allie if she tagged along.  We got to see some much family: Gama; Papa; Aunt Holly; Uncles Joel and Jeff; cousins Erika, Anna, Elliot, and Noah; my friends Stefano and Bethany; and Murphy, Gama and Papa’s beloved dog.

Here are just some of the highlights:

Gama got Allie a princess outfit and Allie could not have been happier.  She wanted to wear it everyday.

Allie got to visit with her cousins Noah and Elliot several times.  Those young men are so wonderful with her.  It amazes me every time I see it.  Noah bought Allie a little glass pig, which she of course adored.  As soon as we got home, we put it on the shelf with another glass animal Noah bought her.  Allie looked up at it, pointed, and said “Thank you Noah!” 

Noah and Elliot 
 I think some of Allie’s favorite moments came from just playing downstairs with the cousins.

 Allie went to the zoo with Gama…

"Hey Gama, where are the real animals?"

She got to take her first boat ride, which she didn’t totally love but at least she tolerated.  She mostly liked pointing out the other boats but would freak out when any water splashed on her.

With all of the fun that filled the whole week, it was nice to just get some downtime in.  Allie loved going for walks with Gama and Papa,

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