Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Weekend Review - Fun with YaYa and Papa

While the Chili Cook Off was certainly the highlight of our weekend, we had lots of fun times with YaYa and Papa.  YaYa and I took Josie on a rare outing to see the pediatric ophthalmologist.  We dressed her up in an outfit to match her adorable new headband from my talented friend, Lauren, and we hit the road!

YaYa entertained Josie while we waited for the doctor.

Josie was such a good girl while they dilated her eyes and performed a series of tests on her to check her vision.  Once again, she takes after Aunt Leanne - she loves attention!
When all was said and done, we received great news - her eyes are perfectly healthy and her vision is normal!

We went home and celebrated with a delicious prime rib dinner.  Josie even got to sample some mashed potatoes and asparagus.  I think we're going to have a good eater on our hands!
Because it was a special occasion, Josie got to stay up later than normal and have fun with YaYa and Papa.  There was lots of "Row, row, row your boat...", "Pat-a-cake" and frantic arm waving.  We're lucky her dinner stayed down!
Josie joyously basking in her undivided attention

One of the funniest moments of the weekend was Travis showing his mom his "weekend run to the grocery store" outfit.  Notice how she's clutching her heart in shock.
Nothing exemplifies rugged sexiness like snow boots, shorts (yes, January...above the Mason Dixon line), camo gloves, an orange and blue Illinois hat (circa 1995), and the black jacket with the hooded sweatshirt sticking out.  I think he fancies himself Bo Brady.
My husband - the soap opera heart throb!  What do you think?  Does he pull it off? 

YaYa said to me "You let him go out in public like that?!"  and I said "Just as long as I'm not with him!"  Maybe some Internet-wide blog humiliation will change his ways...nah, I doubt it.  We've been married eight years - you pick your battles sometimes and roll your eyes the rest of the time.

Yesterday, it was time to say goodbye.  YaYa and Papa were actually on the last flight out before Snowmageddon hit the Midwest. 

Bye Bye YaYa & Papa!  Thanks for coming - we had a fantastic time!  See you again soon!


  1. Yeah for Josie's Eyes..That's such wonderful news..AND BIG YEAH for Yaya and Papa's Visit.

  2. i don't know if i've asked you this before but are you greek?

  3. No, we're not Greek. "YaYa" was something my niece said as a baby and it kind of stuck. Travis' mom did not want to be called "Grandma," "Grannie" or any variation of the word - LOL!

  4. My husband is a shorts all year round kind of guy too - we don't get the cold like you do. But this week where we live its been over 100F every day, but he still wears his long black socks and joggers. Very embarrassing. Just wish he'd wear summer clothes, but like you - pick your battles.

    As always, Josie's got an awesome smile.

  5. She is getting so big, as big as her smile:) Love, LOVE, LOVE her chef outfit!!! What a happy day when I see you've added more pics of Miss Josie! She makes me the song.

  6. Josie is getting so big! And look at all the golden peach fuzz!! She's so cute. Great news about her eyes!! Darya is going to need some serious bottle cap glasses when she gets older :-)

    BTW, has your husband's outfit is rad!! lol!!!

  7. It's been forever since I heard the name Bo Brady.