Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Last week we packed up both kiddos and approximately 1000 articles of clothing and flew to Chicago. I was born in the suburbs and my entire family, sans my parents and siblings, are still there so we try to go up once a year. We've been into the city before but now that babies are in the mix, the trip is purely family time which we love. We stayed with my aunt and uncle in Naperville and completely descended into their home with our junk. Luckily we were able to use 3 separate rooms so we didn't have to shack up with the babes and everyone slept great! We were up there last November when Lucy girl was just a tiny bean in my belly so this was the first time everyone got to meet her and she quickly stole hearts. Ford was a doll the whole time.... we've really been working on manners at home so everyone loved how polite he was. Ford can be shy at times but was so happy when new people came over and quickly became BFFs with our family. It was COLD there y'all. Basically it was as cold as it ever gets in Texas but it's only October... I don't think I could live in the north. It did get m excited for colder temps because we left 97 degree heat, ugh. We ate, relaxed, played, drank, went to a super fun pumpkin patch, and ate some more. Lucy got to meet her great grandparents (Ford was named after my papa James Ford) and even her 2nd cousin Lily who is 2 months old. It really is such a treasure to get to share our kiddos with people who love them so much. It was such a nice time away, crazy enough I felt rested and relaxed when we left (usually not the case traveling with kids!). The plane rides were a little eh... having us decided we don't want to fly with the kiddos much any more haha. They were SO well behaved but never slept despite flying during bedtime both there and back. Lucy is becoming such an active little girl and wanted to be up bouncing the whole time. It was exhausting but first world problems right? No tears, no meltdowns, just two wide eyed energetic kiddos who gladly stayed up 3-4 hours past their 7pm bedtimes. As hard as good byes are (and were this weekend!), we get to host our family in Austin in January/February so it was bittersweet! Now some pictures of our family loving on the Hart littles.