Saturday, February 21, 2009

Whirlwind Trip to Arkansas...

Well, Myla and I took a little whirlwind trip this past Tuesday with my brother to Yellville, Arkansas, to see our little sister, Maggie, play basketball. Peyton called me Tuesday morning to tell me he was going, and I told him that I wanted to go to. He picked me up and off we went...six hours away. And yes, we took little Myla with us too! Considering she has never travelled that far, she did really well. We only stayed one night and wished we could have stayed and visited a lot longer! It was so good to see them! They had no idea Myla and I were coming, so they were quite surprised!
Myla at the ballgame...she was so excited to be out of the carseat after 6 hours. She only slept one hour!!!
I don't think she really knew what to think at first, but she really like watching everything taking place. She soon got restless, and I had to let her run around a little bit!
Here is Coach Myla putting in her two cents during a time out!
Acting like the big kids!!! She is really into imitating everything you do these days!
Mommy and Myla! Peyton was trying new settings on his new camera.
Myla and Maggie after the game. They won, by the way.
This is Jayce, my cousin Eleanor's little girl. Can you tell she enjoyed her blue ring pop?
Wednesday morning, Myla was up early....5 a.m. She didn't go to bed until 10:15 p.m., so her getting up early did not surprise me! My dad's church is hosting a group at their church called the Southern Baptist Chainsaw Ministry. Sounds kind of crazy, right? Well, it is a group of men and women that are in the area helping with all the damage that the recent ice storm did to the area. They chopped down limbs and trees and cut up fire wood. Well, my dad has been going and cooking breakfast for them each morning at 5:00 a.m., so Myla and I decided to join him, since we were up and going! Everyone was glad to see her and talked about how much a baby could light up a room. Isn't it the truth? They just make you smile!
See, doesn't that cute fact just make you smile? We didn't take the time to get dressed, as you can tell!
Myla really enjoyed playing in the candy bowl. It kept her entertained for a long time! Taking it out, putting it back, taking it out, putting it get the picture!
She also went around and offered everyone a piece! She is a giving little thing...I hope she stays that way! She always wants to give you some of what she has.
She also enjoyed playing the piano. Maybe she will enjoy doing that later in life!
Okay, so Myla got a taste of how every McCormack child grew up...going to the local coffee shop/breakfast spot with Deddy, now Papaw, and visiting with everyone. Peyton did it; I did it; Maggie did it; now Myla got to experience it. Deddy used to take us in our car seats every morning! Everyone really enjoyed getting to see her!
Papaw let Myla play with his phone anytime she wanted! She loved it!
My child also loves ice! I don't know if I have mentioned that before, but her she is chomping down on it with Aunt Maggie!
Here was the whole gang. I told them I was taking a picture for my blog, and someone said, "Did she just call us all blobs?" Ha!
After bathing and getting dressed, Myla and Maggie continued to play. Myla loved the blue Powerade!
"Hey, Papaw. Do you think I can see your phone again?"
"Thanks!!! This is the life!"
Pay Pay and Myla playing with the duct tape....
Who knew neon oragne duct tape could be so fun?
Still playing with Aunt Mags.
Is she too cool for school or what?
Myla did much better on the way home....she slept almost the entire way! She was worn out!!!!
I know this post was extraordinarily long, but I wanted to document all that we had done on our quick trip!

1 comment:

Susan and Ethan Peterson said...

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