but this time as a whole family! My grandmother’s 70th birthday is this week and her sons an their wives put together a surprise party with family and friends. I am so impressed that she was actually surprised! My grandma could have worked for the CIA. She is one of those people who asks you one question that gets you to dump the whole story of what happened! LOL! I swear if I look half as good as her at 70 I will be jumping up and down with glee.
So, we headed up to Apache Juntion, AZ with my mom. Luckily, my mom loves to drive and drove the whole way up! Alyssa did awesome until it got dark and she thought we were trying to put her to sleep. Thank the Lord for the invetion of the iPhone and youtube… and of course baby einsteins! She watched a movie on my phone and was pacified for a bit. We stayed with friends that may as well be family. The kind of people you wouldn’t mind spending day after day with? Yeah, that is how Liz and Mike are best described. They rock!
The day of the party Alyssa had both Neil and I ready to explode after an hour of trying to get her to take a nap. I was worried she would be a bear for the whole party, but instead she was perfectly angelic! It was a great party. Got to visit with family that I had not seen in more years than I would like to admit considering that they are only a six hour drive away. Life gets so hectic for us all I think. Ah well, it was good to see all the kids growing up and nice to get a chance to do the small talk thing. Alyssa was smitten by the pool, the swing set, and the trampoline. She put her feet in the pool and wanted to go all the way in, but it was like the arctic and that was not happening!
This morning we stopped by for breakfast with my grandma and the Baehrs on the way out of town. It was good to have a nice relaxed chat before being locked in the car for hours on end again. LOL. Seriously though we are so blessed in the fact that Alyssa travels so well. She slept through the night each night, was awesome with ‘strangers’, and even did great coming home! Overall a great weekend and a great way to wish grandma a happy birthday!