Monday, August 16, 2010

Iowa or bust

Whew, it's been a busy couple of weeks!  Two weeks ago we ventured forth on the open road to the family reunion in Iowa.  The trip took about nine hours and Maegwin was great for about the first seven.  The last two were a bit of a struggle with many stops and one of us riding in the backseat.  Once there though we met up with everyone in the hotel banquet hall and the flashes went off like mad.  It was like the paparazzi!  Maegwin was definitely the star (of course she was the only baby there so she had no competition).  Throughout the weekend she spent time with all of her family and I don't think I had to hold her unless she was nursing or occasionally while sleeping.
She spent some time with her great aunts Jean and Wendy:
She snuggled with her great grandma:
She gave great uncle John some bowling pointers:
She also bowled with Daddy while in the Ergo but someone else has that photo...
She snuggled sleepily with Grandma (sensing a theme here?):
She hung out poolside with the family and took her first dip in the pool:
And she put on a pretty party dress and showed Grandpa how to dance on tables & chairs:
hey grandpa
All interspersed with frequent napping at the hotel room:
We had a great time and I'm so glad we were able to make it out.  It's nice that she'll have lots of familiar faces to see in a month at the wedding.

We also had another development over the last week.  Josh came back from the other room to find that Maegwin had developed a new skill:
pulled up to standing
Oh and not only can she pull up to standing from sitting, she can do it one-handed!
ooh, only one hand!