Friday, May 8, 2009

Coming to America

Layla had her very first big overnight with my mom and dad the other night.  This was the first time she's been away from home all night without Neil or me since she was about 6 months old.  Needless to say, Neil and I were like kids in a candy shop while we were out to dinner.  It was so strange to not be looking at our watches in a hurry to get home and relieve our parents.  But, I have to say, I sure did miss going into her room and staring at her before I went to bed.  I woke up at least a half a dozen times during the night startled because I couldn't hear the monitor.  I love relaxing date nights with my husband...but I also LOVE having my baby at home.  We both really missed her--and it was just one night.  I still woke up at 6:30am and had to fight not to rush to mom and dad's to be there when she woke up.  

Layla...on the other hand...was having the time of her life.  She enjoyed a bath in mom and dad's BIG tub.  In fact, mom said she barely made it through dinner for wanting to jump in the tub.  She had special ice cream that, apparently, papa stirs JUST RIGHT so that its not too cold (she told me all about the technique yesterday).  She watched "toons" before bedtime and played in my all of my mom's old jewelry.  This is what greeted me yesterday when I opened an email from my dad...  

Chris and Lindy....I think she's probably ready for that trip to see you guys.  Do you think she'd be accepted with her crazy red hair and flair for fashion?  All I could think of when I opened the attachment was that old Eddie Murphy movie, Coming to America.  HA!  

7 comments:

Michelle said...

ha HA! what a diva. love it!

Natasha said...

Coming to America...Layla style!!! :) She is definitely going to be a trend setter. :)

What a fun night she had! So glad that you and Neil were able to enjoy a date night. :)

this, that and the other.... said...

Layla really enjoyed messing in my old jewelry which I saved especially for a granddaughter, we had so much fun and are looking forward to more "Layla, overnighter's"! We will have to try an overnighter with Layla and Bradyn sometime soon. Isn't it so cute to listen to the two of them talking to each other? Bradyn acts like such a big "brother" to Layla and Layla just adores Bradyn; so cute!

THE WRITER said...

I think that's my favorite picture of her so far. So much personality!

AnniePat said...

oh, now THAT is the picture that should make her senior year book....too cute.

Dad said...

Thanks for sharing her with us for the night... I know it was tough.

stacy di said...

she is so absolutely adorable!! my daughter used to dress up in wild clothing when she was that age too!

your blog is great...and thanks for stopping by mine :)