Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hadley’s First Road Trip

It’s taken me awhile to get around to posting about this, but the first weekend of April was Hadley’s first road trip!  Matt had tickets to the NCAA Final Four basketball games in Houston, and his parents live there, so we made a long weekend out of it. 

At first, Hadley seemed a little concerned about being in the car with so much STUFF (babies require a lot of things to get out of the house!)

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But she cheered up when she realized I was in the back seat with her…

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And then she passed out…

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(sorry for the poor quality of the pictures – most of these were taken with my phone)

All in all, we had a great first road trip – Hadley did pretty well in the car, and although we had to stop to feed her and change her, the drive to Houston didn’t take us that much longer than it normally does. 

Once we got there, we changed and fed Hadley and then headed out to Matt’s favorite Houston restaurant – Lupe’s - for some good Tex-Mex.  By the time we got home Hadley was an overtired mess, but she ended up sleeping for 8 hours that night once I finally got her down!

The next day was actually my birthday (28 feels old!), but it was also the day of 2 of the final four games, so Matt and his dad left for the games and I was able to have my dear friend and college roommate over to Matt’s parents’ house for dinner and some time to catch up.  4.2.11becky&hadley2

The next day, I got to see her again as Matt and I took Hadley over to their house to play with her daughter and have dinner.  You might remember their little girl from my previous post here


Kate LOVES babies and she was so sweet to “baby Hadley",” just wanting to touch her and love on her the whole time we were there! 


This is what I have to look forward to – most of my pictures of Kate from that night turned out like this.  She is a bundle of energy!


Hadley really wasn’t as hysterical as the picture below makes it look.  She was crying though and Kate was doing her best to make her feel better.  So sweet! Smile 


While we were there, we also got to take a couple pictures with Hadley’s aunt Kelly and her nana C.  She was a little bit fussy most of the time we were there, unfortunately.  I think she’s at the point where she realizes she doesn’t recognize her surroundings and it throws her off.  Hopefully it’s just a stage and it will pass – she’s not really a fan of change at this point. 

Case. in. point.


Such a little drama queen.

We did manage to get a couple good ones with her aunt Kelly though. 


And a sweet one with her Nana C… IMG_1156BW

We had a great time in Houston, and hopefully each road trip we take will get easier and easier (although I have a feeling we’ll need to invest in a good DVD system for the car eventually. Smile

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Becky said...

We loved seeing y'all! Kate still talks about baby Hadley everday! Hoping for many more road trips to Houston!

Liz said...

Looks like Hadley did great on her first trip!

I did a double-take with the first photo of her, as it looks just like the first photo of James on his first rode trip (and I love how Sophie the Giraffe makes an appearance in both!): First Road Trip

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