Kayden Grace and I have been in Colorado visiting my friend Nikki and her family. We have had a blast so far! We arrived last Friday and spent the day getting adjusted. Kayden kept asking for Daddy and sister... I kept telling her that Daddy and sister were at home and we would see them in a couple of days. She seemed to be O.K. with that and proceeded to have fun with Nikki's eldest daughter, Natalie. On Saturday, we drove to Nikki's brother-in-law's home for a birthday party for Jilli, Nikki's niece. The girls had so much fun! There were balloons and sparkley jewelry to wear... the fun never stopped! Kayden has been talking more and using more words (which was one of my goals for the trip!) and has been doing an overall good job with playing with Natalie (who is a little over 3 years old).
This is Natalie, Nikki's eldest daughter. She confiscated all the jewelry that the other girls didn't want to wear... She was so cute with all the rings on her fingers!
This is Layla, Nikki's youngest daughter. She is such a sweet girl! She had so much fun playing and trying things on at the party. She reminds me a lot of Kaelin (who I miss terribly!!) and I've enjoyed being around her. This is the first time I've met Layla and I've been having a great time getting to know her. I met Natalie when she was three months old, so she's definitely grown up since the last time I was here. She is so creative and it's been fun seeing how her mind works...
Kayden had so much fun playing with the balloons! She would chase them around the room and throw them in the air. She belly-laughed whenever she could catch them. It's been fun sharing this time with her and seeing her be a little girl around other little girls her age.
I forgot to mention our plane ride to CO... We were able to get a whole row of seats to ourselves and Kayden did great. The only hiccup we had was somehow Kayden peed through her diaper and I didn't have an extra set of clothes with me, so I had to hold her pants up to the air vents that are above the seats... Surprisingly, it worked! They dried and we were set to get off the plane. She did well on the take-off and landing and was excited to walk through the airport. She is definitely a people watcher. She couldn't take her eyes off of all the people walking in the airport.
On a side note: I have to say that sleeping with her is a challenge, though. She is a mover in her sleep and likes to sleep right next to me. Oh well. We're bonding so I don't really care that I'm not sleeping well!