Sunny 9 for 2008 July 22 (entry 3)

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[Comments] (5) [Trackback URL for this entry] Tallahassee or bust: My trip to FL to see my new niece was a treat. I got to see Aly and Dave's new house for the first time, and I got to meet miss Molly for the first time as well. Molly is named after an amazing character in literature, as all of Alyson's children are. I got to watch the miniseries of the book Wives and Daughters, all 5 hours of it, and I approve. Such a good story, and I recommend it for anyone who is a lover of English lit.

When I first arrived, Molly was a tiny little thing, but when I left she had grown to a little chub. That girl eats like every hour and a half. Seriously! She's a doll with a good natured disposition. Except in her carseat. Even then, they were squawks of protest and not all out bull horn. I loved watching Aly with her. It was like she was a first time mom again. Samuel is 5 and 1/2 so it has been awhile since she's held a baby and it made me jealous. She said, "It's like Christmas morning everyday." I remember that feeling, and it is the best.

I spent time cleaning up for Aly, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping and mopping floors-her whole house is wood flooring except the den, dishes, washing and folding clothes, and this and that. I didn't do much, but if anything I was good company. Some of the fun outings were picking blueberries, going to Riverside Cafe on the banks of the St Mark's River, Steak and Shake, and Panera. Mostly eating out, haha. I like Tallahassee, it reminded me a lot of Houston. Very green and lush vegetation. We just hung out and it was so nice to have a relaxing week, where I could help out, and yet recharge myself. The best part was Alyson's cooking. I tried to help on a few meals, but she knows her way around a kitchen so I mostly stayed out of her way and held Molly. She is such a good cook, it's a wonder how she stays so thin.

Thanks to Aaron for taking the kids to AZ so that I could have this vacation and so I could see my sister without bringing chaos to her house. I owe you one.


Posted by Rachel at Tue Jul 22 2008 15:49

how sweet. I guess Molly is your first niece. Aren't they awesome? =) I hope I get to meet Molly sometime soon!

Posted by Kristen at Wed Jul 23 2008 08:15

Actually, I have four nieces on Aaron's side and one on the way. But I know what you mean. They are SO awesome!

Posted by Jenni at Wed Jul 23 2008 09:48

How fu nto go out and visit all alone!!! I'm thinking of coming out to see you guys alone one of these coming months I think...maybe, if I can swing it! Mind if I bunk at your place if I come?

Posted by Kristen at Wed Jul 23 2008 12:12

FOR SURE! That would be way I am all excited you have to come.

Posted by Susie at Sat Jul 26 2008 21:33

How sweet. I'm sure Aly is just wonderful with her, judging from how great she was with Maggie. I'm glad you were able to go help her out.

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