Surprising Ya Ya

The Thursday before Easter we were able to drive up to Little Rock and spend a couple days with Daniel's mom. Good Friday was her birthday, so we decided to surprise her by invading her house. :) She was definitely surprised and excited to have her grandchildren with her on her special day. As usual, I took lots of pictures, so I will let them tell the story of our visit.

"We're going to Ya Ya's house!"


Getting some energy out while we waited to surprise Ya Ya when she came home from work

Still waiting and showing off for GiGi

There's Ya Ya!

Ella with Great-Aunt Debbie

Much-anticipated play time with Ya Ya

Future Razorback?

We went to a local park, and when Riley got on this thing, he literally refused to get off. A huge fit ensued when another little boy came up and asked to ride it. Oh, 2 year olds...

So thankful for this man

Two peas in a pod

Riley riding next to his GiGi

Making sister smile

Being goofy

There are some beautiful places in downtown Little Rock

Family pic by the Arkansas river (when I asked Daniel what river it was he looked at me as if I was dumb and said, "The Arkansas!") Well, duh, Laura!

Not sure why I'm so blessed, but I sure am thankful!

We spent some time in the Old State House museum

While Daniel and I looked around, Riley, of course, spent all of his time in the train room

And then we went to the Peabody Hotel to watch the march of the ducks

Needless to say, we had one exhausted boy at the end of that day!

This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip. Riley and Ella are sitting with their Great-Grandmother (holding Ella) and their Great-Great Aunt and Uncle. How many people get to meet their Great-Great anything? Love it!

What a fun weekend! I'm so thankful we have family close enough that we can drive just 3 hours up the road to see them! Now if only Maryland could move a little closer to Texas...

1 comment:

  1. Have you read the children's book about the duck march? The name is "John Philip Duck" by Patricia Polacco. It would be cool because your kids would be able to connect to it, though the vocabulary will be high for Riley...