Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Nebraska- October '07

Brandon, Eden and I recently took a trip to Nebraska to visit family. We had a wonderful time relaxing, visiting and seeing some sites. This trip was Eden's first trip out there and her first plane ride. She did great on the trip out! She made friends with all our fellow passengers during the 1 hour delay in Richmond for a mechanical problem. The trip home was not as pleasant, but we will spare you the gory details.

Brandon always loves to catch a game while he's out in Nebraska. Yes, even this year, he couldn't miss the chance to see his Huskers play in Lincoln. His Uncle Paul GAVE him his tickets! Brandon took his mom to the game, and while the Huskers lost to Texas A&M (14-36), I think they had a good time.

Maybe Brandon should have taken the cutest Nebraska cheerleader EVER with him. They may have done a little bit better...

We couldn't go to Omaha without seeing the Henry Doorly Zoo. We had so much fun walking around and seeing the animals. Eden is such an animal lover and it is a blast to see her enjoying God's creation!

I mentioned that we went out to Nebraska to visit family, and visit we did! We stayed with Brandon's Mom and sister (Nikita). We visited his Aunt Mary and her husband Merlin. We had dinner at his cousin Chris's house. His 3 girls were entertaining! While there we also got to visit with his cousin Ben and his new wife Carley. We spent a day in York, NE visiting Brandon's Grandma Klippenstein. Eden enjoyed chasing the 3-legged cat.

We also got to visit Brandon's Grandma Rollogas for an afternoon. We had a nice time and went out to eat. As usual, Eden turned on the charm!

Sadly, our vacation ended too soon. We had to say our goodbyes and head home. Thanks grandma for letting us stay with you! We had a blast!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Virginia State Fair '07

Brandon and I took Eden to the Virginia State Fair the first week in October. Last year she may have enjoyed the sounds and the tastes (in utero), but this year she got to enjoy the sights!

We spent most of our time in the animal buildings and tents. We saw rabbits and sheep and goats. We watched the cows in labor, and played with the humane society's puppies. We had a great time watching the baby chicks hatch.

Eden got to pet a baby duck. She was a bit intimidated, at first (perhaps by the little girl holding it), but she said "Eessss" (her baby version of "be easy") and stroked it's little head so gently.

I (Amy) had the opportunity to volunteer at the Virginia Breastfeeding Taskforce booth. I manned the booth and the nursing mother's station for a few hours. The Taskforce had set up a nice little "room" complete with a changing table, rocking chair and free bottled water. It was a short time, but I had fun and helped the Taskforce provide a wonderful service. The only other option for nursing mothers who preferred a private place to nurse would have been the bathroom. Eden even helped me out at the booth! She also took advantage of the nice facilities where she grabbed a snack herself!!