Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weekend Warriors

This past weekend, Lincoln and I headed up to Baudette for Lacy Holen's wedding (now Lacy Pinder!)  We picked up Briana Sardina and her boyfriend, Chris, from the airport on Thursday afternoon and headed up north.  This was our first trip without daddy so it was a little different, but we had a great time!
When we were up a few weeks ago, Lincoln (or maybe Lincoln's mommy) forgot Larry the Cucumber at Grandma's house!  So when we got up there on Thursday night we found Larry all tucked in in his crib.  I wish I could have gotten Lincoln's face on video.  It was priceless.  He looked at Larry, looked at me, back at Larry and then just started giggling!!  He was so happy to see his friend again!

We made sure to stop and visit both of Lincoln's great-grandmas.  At great-grandma Rose's house Lincoln found a box of toys that all of us grandkids used to play with.  It was fun to watch him explore and play with all those "old" toys.  He was kind of confused at first with this phone.  I think he was looking for the apps.  :)
Saturday morning we woke up to this gorgeous sunrise.  The picture doesn't do it justice, but it looked like a fire in the sky!
Saturday afternoon was the wedding so we had to get all dressed up.  Look at those sharp-dressed guys!  Two of my favorites! 
Britta and Lincoln!  Britta is never far behind Lincoln - she just loves him to pieces.  In fact, she usually likes to be right on top of him.  A few times she just sat right on him when he was playing on the floor!  It's cute because she really does just love him so much she doesn't want him far away from her.  At one point she reached in for a kiss.  I tried to grab my phone to get a picture because Lincoln was kissing her back.  Then all of a sudden Britta started to cry.  Lincoln bit her lips!  I couldn't help but laugh.  Gotta watch out for those teeth - they're sharp!
Lincoln loved sitting with Grandpa Sunday morning at church - he even raised his hand to say a verse and then laughed when Derek called on him!
Checking out the traffic flying by the chapel.
I was a little nervous driving back to the cities on Sunday afternoon because it was just the two of us - Briana and Chris stayed up north an extra day.  Lincoln and I have never traveled alone.  But he did GREAT!  I think he's going to be a great road-tripper.  He slept the first two-and-a-half hours.  Then we stopped, changed him, played for a few minutes in the back seat, got back in the car seat with a bottle.  He was awake for about an hour-and-a-half just babbling and playing in his car seat and then slept the rest of the way home!  It couldn't have gone better!  I thought he might not sleep well that night since he had slept so much in the car, but he did!  What a trooper!
Such a fun and relaxing weekend to just hang out with grandpa and grandma!  Now we just can't wait for the weather to finally warm up so we can play outside every day!