Grandma Miaja and I playing
On Sunday morning, as soon as I had breakfast, Grandma and Mommy loaded me up in the car and we were off. I couldn't see anything out the windows when I was in Grandma's car so I threw a bit of a fit as we left and after the first stop, but I cried myself to sleep both times. We stopped the third time for lunch, I ate a big meal, and then fell asleep as soon as we got in the car. But after the third stop I was tired of being in the car. Mommy tried to bribe me with toys, cereal, and crackers, but they would only appease me for a few minutes before I would start screaming again. Luckily for Mommy and Grandma, it was only for the last 45 min of the drive. They said that it only took 9.5 hours, but I thought it took way way too long. I can only sleep in that car seat for so long!
When we arrived I was swarmed. Papa Kelly, Aunt Danielle and Rylee, Papa Delbert and Grandma Jeri, Aunt Michelle and Peyton all came to say hello. I decided right then that it would just be safer to stick close to Mommy. The next few days were all very similar but great. I spent the days going for walks with Mommy and playing with my cousins Peyton and Rylee. Then Grandma Miaja would get home from work and we would have big family dinners with everybody. Then I would take my bath and sometimes we would go out for a walk after bath with Peyton. It was so nice to get outside in the cooler weather! Here are some pictures from my time in Visalia.
My beautiful cousin Peyton
Me having fun with all the "new" toys
Peyton and I played a lot!
Rylee, Peyton and I (notice Peyton and I are the same height)
Grandma Jeri helping me eat lunch
Rylee reading to me
My mood during the photoshoot and Auntie Danielle trying to comfort me
Grandma and Auntie saying goodbye on the morning we left
On Thursday Grandma Jeri loaded all our stuff and us into her car and we left Visalia. After a quick stop to have lunch and go meet all of Grandma Miaja's coworkers, we headed to Modesto.
When we got to Modesto we went to Grandpa Browder's house. It was much quieter at his house but I still wasn't sure that I wanted to be with anybody else but Mommy. Mommy and I took some more big walks and had fun reading books and playing on the floor. But I had a couple of cranky days while visiting Grandpa. My gums hurt and Mommy thinks I am about to get my top teeth soon. Gram came on Saturday and I was glad to see her. The excitement of the next couple of days was going over to Grandpa's neighbor's house and play with their dogs. Grandpa brought the dogs to his house one day and I loved to talk to them through the glass door. On the last day we were there I even let Grandpa hold me for a few minutes.
Taking a stroll around the backyard
Rosie and I
Gram and I reading one night before bed
The grass sure was different in California
Sunday was an exciting day. Mommy's friends came to visit her. She got to spend time visiting with Hilary and her baby Tegan, and Crystal and Travis. I enjoyed meeting Tegan and think we will be good friends. I liked to give him "love taps" and use his head to help me stand up. We were the best of buddies. Here is a picture of Tegan.
And of course, this blog wouldn't be complete without a picture of me making a funny face.
I enjoyed my time in California, but I missed Daddy a lot. After a quick and uneventful flight home, Daddy was there to meet us at the airport and we were back in the heat. Oh well, Mommy tells me we have another trip in a week. I can't wait to see where they are taking me now...