Monday, April 9, 2012

Keep Austin Weird

Reid's 1st trip to our state capitol was anything but weird.  Instead, it was the celebration of a joining of families.  Grandma & Grandpa Andersen, Jeff, Reid and I made our way to Austin last weekend to surprise Amy.  

Travis proposed to Amy on March 27th {her birthday!}.  Then that weekend, the two of them headed to Austin to attend Travis' nephew's 1st birthday party. Little did Aunt Amy know, there was much more than a birthday party in store for her that weekend. After the party, Travis' whole family went back to his parents' house, and to Amy's amazement, her own family showed up just a little later to join in on the surprise engagement party.  We all had a wonderful time celebrating with the Powell family, and I know Amy enjoyed the fun surprise that Travis worked so hard on.  

Congratulations Aunt Amy & Uncle Travis!!!  

xoxo, Reid

Before we surprised Aunt Amy we met up with the grandparents for lunch in Austin

Playing tug of war with grandma

Reid got his first Easter basket from his grandparents while we passed the time waiting to surprise Aunt Amy

I think it's safe to say the puffs were his favorite part of the basket full of fun

Reid got to meet Travis' nephew, Miles.  Miles just turned one in March.  It took him a little while to warm up to Reid, but they quickly became instant buds!

Reid and Bentley...two peas in a pod

Chatting with his new friend, Miles
I'm sorry to say I don't have a picture of Aunt Amy's face when we walked into Travis' parents' house and surprised her.  But I think it's safe to say she was definitely surprised.  It was SO much fun, and it couldn't have happened to a better SIL!
After we spent some time at the Powell house, Travis' parents took us all out to dinner to celebrate.  What a fun time!  
Happy parents of the bride!

Reid was such a trooper.  This was the latest he's EVER stayed up past his bedtime.  I was so proud of what a sweet boy he was despite his exhaustion.  

Do you see that man behind us who is wiping his mouth with the white napkin?  At one point, I put Reid in his car seat to my left {right next to that gentleman}, and Reid proceeded to "grunt" himself to sleep as he often does when he's in his car seat.  As the grunting commenced, I leaned back, tapped the gentleman on his shoulder and explained to him that the grunting would only last a few minutes.  I explained that the boy would soon be asleep and wouldn't be a bother to them any longer.  As I had hoped, this man happens to be a grandpa himself, and he couldn't have been nicer about it {as was everyone at the table}!  Thank you, kind sir {whoever you are}.  Your kindness and understanding were much appreciated!
Out like a light!



Amy said...

What sweet sentiments Michelle! Thanks so much to your sweet family for making a special trip to Austin to celebrate our engagement!!

Grandma DeeDee said...

Sounds like everyone had a fun weekend celebrating with soon to be extended family. How blessed is Reid to be part of all that love. Hugs and Kisses.