Just short of 9 months old, Cheyenne had her first road trip and vacation! We went down to Austin to stay with my sister Leigh Ann and brother-in-law Christian for a week to help with Rachel & Claire after Leigh Ann came home from the hospital with Baby Zoe.
Cheyenne is very good in the car, but this was a bit of a long drive. Mimi & Pop drove us to Waco and Mom & Dad met us there to take us the rest of the way to Austin. We ate lunch at the Elite Cafe before heading on down to Austin. Cheyenne got a little restless in the car as we left about naptime hoping she would fall asleep and sleep most of the way there. She didn’t. She fussed a little off and on and as is about right, she finally closed her eyes to fall asleep as we pulled into the parking space at the Elite Cafe. But she only stayed like that for a couple of minutes, then she was awake.
So we ate lunch at the Elite Cafe and I fed Cheyenne while we were there. She was pretty good in the restaurant like she always is. She was so excited to see Nana & Grandpa so she got a little restless and after a little “Grandpa time” she was better.
Then we got everything loaded up into Mom & Dad’s car for the second leg of the journey. Got Cheyenne in a clean diaper and off we went. She was asleep before we even got all the way around the circle and back onto the highway. She slept for about an hour and it’s a good thing the trip wasn’t much longer than that because she started fussing not long after she woke up. You know, when we are in the car, we can move around and reposition ourselves. Poor Cheyenne in her carseat can’t do that, so she was getting a little tired of sitting in the same place for so long.
Once we got to Austin, Cheyenne was great!! We had some great times and lots of fun and playing. Cheyenne, Rachel & Claire all played so well together with almost no problems of toy stealing, hair pulling or beating up on each other. They all played together like they had been playing together forever. It was so cute to see them all playing together!!
Cheyenne, Claire and Rachel playing together with the Busy Zoo
All of the girls ate breakfast, lunch and dinner together and had snacks after naptime together and it was great!!
Rachel & Claire called Cheyenne “Chey” all week and they were always saying “Hi Chey”, “Bye Bye Chey” or “Yay Chey!” It was so cute! When we would point to Cheyenne and ask the girls who that was and they would say “Chey!! Hi Chey!” Since they can’t quite say Lori, they called me “Ri” so it was “Hi Ri” or “Bye Bye Ri”. Again, precious!
We had such a great time on our little vacation and we all agreed that we will have to do it again sometime. I had such a good time holding little Baby Zoe and remembering when my little Cheyenne was that little. They grow up so fast and it was so nice to hold an itty bitty baby again!
Thank you to Leigh Ann and Christian for the wonderful accomodations and thank you to Rachel, Claire and Zoe for being so good and so fun to be with this past week!!