We just got back from a wonderful trip to Atlanta, where we spent Thanksgiving week with Rustin's side of the family. It was a looong flight from San Francisco, but we made it and it was so worth it! However, I am oh so very thankful I won't be confined to a teeny airplane seat with Lucca for 5 hours anytime soon. I'm sure the people sitting in front of us and behind us loved hearing us sing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" over and over and over again. Works every time. New Zealand would NOT be possible at this stage of Lucca's life (glad we took her at 3 months old!!!).
We had gorgeous, sunny weather during our whole visit. Lucca LOVED hanging out with her Mimi & Papa. Mimi must have loved Lucca too because she so graciously took the morning shift with Lucca (i.e. playing with her at 6:30AM!) and let us sleep in several of the mornings we were there. Thank you, Sally!!! On our last day in ATL, the whole family went to the local park...one of Lucca's favorite things to do. Lots of photos of our trip below :)
If only she slept the whole 5 hours...
The beautifully remodeled Casa de Chao
Jet-lagged Lucca and her sweet cousin, Lia
Mema playing "this little piggy went to market..." with Lucca's toes
Three cousins in a wagon: Lucca, Lia and Christian
Swinging at the park with Mimi
Climbing through the tunnel like a big kid
Having a blast and showing off her teeth
Mama enjoying the slide more than Lucca...
And my favorite: my little Queen of the Monkeybars