Friday I kissed my baby goodnight and I didn't see her again until Tuesday! Laura had a brilliant idea to fly down to Alabama to surprise my mom and to be with our Bill Bill for his 80th Birthday Party. We looked for tickets and we knew it was a great idea when we found tickets for $118!!
Taylor Lee Coble got to go with us too. I really enjoy getting to spend time with him. He cracked me up suitcase riding through the airport.
On the Airplane. This is when we arrived. Bill Bill was so excited to see us. My mom was so surprised to see us too. Except the cat got out of the bag that we were coming so she had to pretend to be surprised. We thought we were so sneaky. My mom, Laura, Bill Bill and Emily. My Aunt Gwyn and Taylor. I love my Aunt Gwyn so very much, she has a way of making everyone she meets feel so special. Emily and Mom. My cousin Blake and his son Landon. Kylan, mom and Camie Katlyn, Karlie, Aunt Gwyn and Allison. Zach, Laura and Emily. Landon riding on the bike. My Uncle Robert and Taylor. My cousin Travis and Blake pulling Laura and Taylor around in a wheel barrel. There are a lot of girls in this family. The Cake. It was good. I should know I ate three pieces of it! My Bill Bill. Everyone getting ready to sing Happy Birthday. Memaw and Bill Bill Taylor and Emily on our way back home. It was a fun trip. I missed my baby though. I was very thankful that David and Becky came up to help Jonathan with Lucy. Lucy enjoyed them too.
A couple more things:
1. How did Bill Bill get his name? Like in most families traditionally the first grand-baby gives the grandparents their names. My cousin Travis was the first baby so he got to pick names. One day my memaw was trying to get my Bill Bill's attention. Travis was sitting at the table. Memaw said Bill. (Bill Bill can't hear and refuses to wear a hearing aid) After she said Bill she repeated it Bill, Bill. Well Travis heard this and ever since we have called him Bill Bill! I love that story.
My dad started off as Grand-Daddy. Well when Taylor tried to say this it came out G-Daddy. Which we thought was really cute. My mom also started out as Nana and she ended up at Manna.
I can't wait to hear what Papaw and GrandCookie end up as. Lucy can say Papaw but GrandCookie is still up in the air. I hope she calls her Cookie!
2. I posted a while back about my Bill Bill and his heart surgery. He has not had it yet and it is scheduled for March 8. We are praying for a healthy recovery!
Lucy got up this morning and decided today was the day she was going to try out ladies wear. I tried to tell her that this was not outerwear but she didn't believe me. She told me it was a great accessory. (Sorry if this picture embarrassed you)
After we got dressed in our real clothes we decided to get out and enjoy this beautiful day. We went to the promenade for a little while and then to Chick-fil-a for lunch. After lunch we took a nap. After nap we played with our babies.
And at the End of the day what I would tell you is:
We had a pretty good day. I think Lucy would agree. Then I made her rock herself to sleep. The End.
My Bill-Bill has been very sick. Today he had a heart cath that didn't go very well. Five vessels were blocked and he has a badly leaking mitral valve. They are discussing open heart surgery with the surgeon today. We were hoping to avoid open heart surgery because his previous surgeries have left him very weak. Please keep him in your prayers and keep my Memaw in your prayers too she is very worried.
My sister Laura and I have started a business called Too Sweet Sisters. We have been perfecting a recipe for the little bite size desserts called "Cakelettes." Saturday we had a demo at the Bentonville Butcher Shop from 10:00-2:00. Our desserts were a hit. We sold 200 Cakelettes in an hour and a half! I had no idea we would do this, I was expecting to come home with extra. It was really a great surprise for Laura and I.
I will let you know the date for our next demo!
We do a lot of flavors, if you are interested let me know. I also want to suggest if you do order, order the coconut because it is the best!!
I feel like getting a picture of Lucy is like trying to catch a pig. Impossible. This kid is always on the move. I just wanted to show off her outfit. GrandCookie found this and I thought it was so cute and a little bit funny.