Mia's Bracelets c/o Poppy Lane and Co
My parents came to visit last week, our first official visitors! Oh we had the best time, and we were spoiled rotten! Aside from finding out our A/C was broken (just in time for 90 degree weather... life was a little miserable for a couple days) and having to rearrange our schedule around getting it fixed, it was a week full of non stop fun!
I really should have recorded Mia's reaction when she saw my parents at the door. I didn't tell her they were coming (because I didn't want her crying for them all day until they got here, ha ha!) and she was SO excited to see them! The next day we went to a zoo that is SO close to my home (too bad I didn't know about that before purchasing our annual pass to the Phoenix Zoo!) and Mia had the best time. Of course she freaked out when she saw the carousel and got so excited to ride it :) Our little thrill seeker is obsessed with rides! We took Mia to the pool for the first time this year another day! The water was totally freezing but Mia didn't care! "I swimmin', I SWIMMIN'!!" One evening we got together with a whole bunch of my extended family on the east side of the valley and had the best night with them! I've never lived close to the Crowley side of the family so I'm looking forward to more family gatherings in the future! When we weren't out adventuring we were eating good food and just enjoying having Grandma and Grandad in our home to play with!
Unfortunately our week of fun had to come to an end and we had to say goodbye. Mia actually refused to say goodbye as she kept trying to distract my parents with fun things to go do- like go see the "an-mals!" or go for a drive, etc. When it came down to giving them hugs and saying goodbye she just screamed and cried, which made my parents cry, which made ME cry... it was a vicious circle.... until Mia stopped crying once she realized all the adults were crying. Then she just stared at us like we were cray cray. I guess that's one way to get her to stop throwing a fit :) She did eventually tell them, "bye, bye, I luh you much" and blew kisses as they drove away. We went back inside where we cried for another minute or two, then cuddled up in my bed (Mia's request) and watched a show to forget our heart break. The goodbye was rough, harder than I thought it would be (and I thought it would be hard) but Mia has not stopped talking about our fun since then... so worth the crappy goodbye! We had the best visit and are so grateful they came to see us!
Now we are anxiously awaiting a future visit from Grandma and Papa Brinkerhoff and other friends and family! We officially love having visitors come stay! So, who's next?!
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