Road Trip to Birmingham

On Monday, February 7th, Avery and I loaded up the car and began our first road trip - just the two of us- up to Birmingham to stay with Adriane and Micah for a few days. Adriane emailed me last week to let me know that my brother-in-law, Justin, was going to be out of town for a few days and that our mother-in-law, Cheryl, was going to go help her out while he was gone. She asked if Avery and I wanted to go for a few days and I didn't hesitate- I told her we would be there! It's funny because a lot of people were shocked that I would make the 4 hour drive by myself with Avery, but we did great. Avery slept the entire drive, except for our one stop for a feeding and diaper change.

Our first stop in Birmingham was to see Ali, Mae and Savannah. It's always so much fun seeing them and I really do miss being able to hang out with Ali. Savannah loved "the baby" and enjoyed "playing" with Avery and that Mae is growing up so fast. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures from our visit with the Allen's, but we really did enjoy our time with them.

We got to Adriane's house around 4:30pm on Monday and Cheryl got there around 10:45 Tuesday morning. It was so much fun seeing the babies together again. They have both grown so much since they were last together at Christmas. Micah is rolling over from his tummy to his back and is really trying to roll from his back to his belly- he is getting close! He also found his thumb this week! He is so precious and growing up so fast. Avery is "talking" so much now and is able to reach for her toys and rattles. She will grasp her rattles and is able to hold them... and they almost always end up in her mouth. Here are some of the pictures from our time in Birmingham.

Feb. 8, 2011- Avery playing on Micah's playmat and loving it!
Tuesday morning- Micah 4.5 months; Avery 3.5 months

Avery playing with her Aunt Adriane
Sisters-in-law and Cousins- so special
Grandmommy and her babies
Precious Micah
Avery slept in Micah's pack-n-play all week and this is how I found her on Wednesday morning- legs propped up against the side of the bed.

Adriane's mom, Jackie, came up on Wednedsay for a few hours. This was her first time meeting Avery. The grandmothers were on cloud 9 together with their babies.
So sweet!
Avery and Micah's first bath together! 2.9.11

He's going to be a thumb sucker!
The babies on Justin's HUGE beanbag in his downstairs office.
We think that Micah doesn't like to share with Avery.... hmmmm....

This one cracks me up... Avery smiling and Micah crying- it was his naptime....
Avery was sad when Micah left her in the big beanbag by herself...
Avery's second snow in her 3.5 months of life!

Avery and Piper in the snow!

The snow was absolutely beautiful and thankfully the roads weren't bad so that we were able to drive home to see Daddy and Bailey. The first hour of our drive home was absolutely gorgeous with all of the snow, but once we hit Prattville, the snow was all gone. :( Thanks Aunt Adriane and cousin Micah for a wonderful time this week. We had so much fun and hope to see you again soon-- next time it's beach time! :)


Amanda said...

Love the pictures of Micah and Avery! They are getting so big!

Valerie said...

Love all the new pics! Looks like you all had a wonderful time and I'm so glad you were able to have some snow time with Avery! We love you! Mom and Dad