This weekend marked the first of what is sure to be many tours around Iowa. Rooney made her debut in stunning fashion as we ventured to both of our hometowns for two tour stops (baby showers) and a late Easter celebration.
Be prepared for lots of photos!
I knew we were in trouble when the Jeep was full before we left…how were we going to have room to bring our gifts home?
Sure enough, we had to stop 3/4 of the way to Lake Mills so Rooney could snack.
Rooney didn’t seem to mind eating in the car.
She was ready to play with daddy upon arrival.
Then the Smiths showed up. Mylie was handing out Easter eggs, and then taking them back…I was so confused.
Myah and Maysen got to hold Rooney again. They call her Baby Rooney.
Most of the day Saturday was spent at Kelsey’s nana and grandpa’s house for the first tour stop. I had to get her ready for the show. Before long, she was crowd surfing amongst all the guests.
Our friend Joa made the trip and documented all the treasures we went home with.
All that crowd surfing tired her out. We found a nice corner in nana and granpda’s room to take a snooze.
She’s gonna love her new jungle!
Myah and I went outside for some fresh air. Then she said, “Look what I can do!”
Jessica and Kelsey are cousins and six months apart. Just like their babies, Sawyer and Rooney.
My girls were all tuckered out from a long day.
Getting tips from the expert.
The gift we can’t wait for Rooney to grow into.
We ate at the golf course. Rooney’s first restaurant in Lake Mills was the same place Kelsey and I had our first date.
Sunday morning we snuggled in bed as a family. Rooney is really starting to coo, make faces and react to us. We are loving it!!
On Sunday we celebrated Easter at grandma Dorothy’s. Little Benjamin was in awe of Rooney. He sat there just like the photo for 15 minutes.
Then we were off to Belmond for shower #2. Check out the zebra piggy bank!
On the road again.
This was one of those weekends where we wish we had a weekend from the weekend. We were gone from Friday afternoon until Sunday evening. We were exhausted Sunday night, but getting to see all of our friends and family at the baby showers was worth it. Rooney is one lucky girl to have so many people care about her.
Let’s hear how your weekend was in the comments!