Monday, August 26, 2013

A trip to see baby AMELIA!

This past weekend, we traveled to Springfield, IL to visit Beth (Curt's sister) and her husband Ryan, and their newest addition Amelia! I picked up Curt from his rotation Friday evening with the car loaded and a fresh tank of gas. We hit the road for our 6 hour drive to Springfield.  

Surprisingly we only stopped once! We arrived a little after 11 o'clock, saw baby Amelia, and held her for the first time!!! We visited Springfield about a month after she was born but she was in the NICU because she was born at 28 weeks.  At that time we were only allowed to touch her little hands (and I mean little).  It was so awesome and amazing to see how much she has grown and how God has protected her this entire time.  She truly is a  miracle!  She now weighs over 8 lbs!!! 

Saturday morning we woke up and Ryan, Curt, and I went and hit some golf balls, they attempted the batting cages, and we played some tennis.  After that we headed home to eat some lunch and then the whole gang (Curt's parents and grandma were also visiting!) headed to the park for a little walk and some ice cream!  The walk was so enjoyable, but it did start to get a little hot--and I was starting to smell really bad.  The fam was nice enough to tell me that they didn't smell me, but I don't think I believed them--I could smell myself!  We took showers, played some cards and then headed to dinner at a local pizza place!  The pizza was deep dish and super delicious!

Sunday morning we woke up, cuddled with Amelia for a while and then headed to lunch at a new local restaurant.  After we ate we went to Scheels (it is like a mix between Dick's and Bass Pro).  Curt was in heaven! This place was huge and like a little town inside--it even had a ferris wheel inside that you could ride!  We then headed back and had to load up to start our drive back home.  It was so much fun getting to hang with Curt's family.  We haven't seen them in a while and it was so great to visit and spend time together!

Amelia is the best little baby!  She just trooped around everywhere we went and of course slept a lot!  But she is soooo precious!  We miss her already and can't wait to travel to Springfield again so we can cuddle some more!  Love us some baby Amelia! 

Baby Amelia during our walk in the park--can't let sun get in her little eyes!

Of course Ryan and Curt couldn't just walk.  They had to play frisbee the entire way :)

Everybody eating our ice cream-minus Debbie for taking the pic! Thanks Debbie :)

This is my fav pic of the entire trip! This is how you have your surgeon dad trim your fingernails--of course
put on your surgeon gear to have a better look. I was honored to be his nurse to assist with the procedure!
The procedure was a success--Amelia slept thru the entire thing :)

Baby Amelia!!

And this is how we spent a lot of our trip--taking pictures of Amelia

Curt and I at the local pizza place

This was Amelia's first hat when she born! LOOK HOW TINY!!!!
Amelia now looks like a giant compared to that hat and she is still only 8 lbs!

O yeah and Curt also caught a giant fish during the weekend..ha! This was at Scheels--lots of photo ops :)

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