Relaxing Melbourne Weekend

So I’m learning this whole new way of writing the blog and I love it! The picture feature is SO much easier!!!

Anyways this past weekend we went to Melbourne to visit Mom. It’s been a month since Nana passed away (although it’s hard to believe it’s been that long already) and we won’t have another free weekend to visit until Thanksgiving so we thought we should go now!

It was nice to just spend the weekend with Mom and do things together. We went to Bagel World first thing Saturday morning and Kye wore a shirt Mom bought for him back when we FIRST found out we were pregnant! I know I said I hate sayings on shirts but this one was just too true (hahaha)

Zach and Mom went to Habitat for Humanity to check it out as Mom is having to do a bunch of work to her bathroom due to water damage and we got such good deals at our local Habitat place. Of course the one in Melbourne ended up sucking which stunk! So Mom and I tried our luck at JoAnn’s Fabrics for stuff for our Halloween costumes (oh they are gonna ROCK btw) and did pretty well finding stuff. Mom even started sewing some of Zach’s for us!

Saturday night Mom wanted to take us out for dinner as a kind of thank you for all we did when Nana passed away. She didn’t need to do that but it was appreciated and we had a nice time!

Kye was looking like a little pimp, of course!

Had to get a picture with Gramma…doesn’t Mom’s hair look great?

And with Mommy and Daddy!

He was SUCH a good boy at the restaurant. It was so nice because he’s finally starting to have people stop us and say how cute he is! I really think it’s because for so long if we went places he was in his car seat so people couldn’t really see him. Now we take the portable high chair and he sits with us at the table for the world to see. It was a nicer place and I was nervous he’d misbehave but he really did awesome.

We had a nice time visiting and it was fun letting Kye play with some of the toys I remember from childhood! Zach and I are not Sesame Street people (it’s changed sooo much since we were kids…a little too liberal for our liking!) but seeing Kye with Elmo was super cute! I remember Brandon loving this Elmo too! I think all kids like Elmo haha!

We had a really nice weekend and just tried not to focus on the fact that Nana was no longer there for us to go visit. We opted to try the Italian place for dinner because it was somewhere NEW. We would ALWAYS go to Longdoggers with Nana and while I’m not saying we won’t visit there again, I just didn’t want to go this time. We did have to stop by Nana’s while we were out as there were still some things there Mom needed to get. I’m glad she didn’t have to do that alone and I’m glad Zach went in with her while I waited in the car with Kye. I saw the house empty and such the week I was there but I think during that time you’re just in “get it done” mode and don’t really focus on what’s going on. I honestly think going in her house would be HARDER now than it was then…if that makes any sense.

I’m so glad we were able to go down and see Mom! I think Kye makes everyday happy and that’s what she needed right now 🙂 I hope we’ll get to see her again before my birthday (hint hint..come visit Mom!!!)


  1. Rachael
    September 25, 2009 / 3:27 pm

    Kye's mom IS hot! So is his grandma!! geez!Oh Emily, Kye is getting to be SO adorable, they just get cuter and cuter as they get older. I am sorry to say that the picture of Kye with Elmo looks exactly like Zach to me, the expression and everything!

  2. Robyn
    September 27, 2009 / 5:30 pm

    Do share – what new picture feature are you talking about? This is my biggest problem with the blog! I have to load everything to photobucket, then load it to blogger, then re-size everything. I need help! I've tried to use the Picasa feature before, but that only lets me load 4 pictures per post… 🙁

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