|Beth, Kinley, & Grandma|
On Saturday January 14th we drove up to Rock Island for a late Messmore Family Christmas celebration. We had made the 2.5 hour drive once with Kinley when she was 1 month old and she slept the whole time so I was hoping that we would get lucky again. She did really well until we were 45 minutes away and then the ultimate meltdown began. She didn't want her paci or her toys or to talk to mommy - she was just mad and wanted out! We thought she would cry herself to sleep but no such luck. We finally had to pull over at an exit to get her out of her seat to calm her down and get her cooled off. I feel bad for calling her this but she was definitely a "hot mess." : )
We finally made it up there just in time for lunch. Kinley was one of 3 new babies in the family so it was exciting to get them all together.
Kinley was 4 months, Hailey was 7 weeks, and Evan was 4 weeks. I still can't get over how much difference a few weeks makes when babies are this young. Kinley looked like a giant compared to her cousins!
We ate lunch and took some time to catch up with family that we don't get to see nearly enough.
We also took some family pictures but we were missing a few.
After lunch we sang happy birthday to Grandma and opened presents.
|Messmore kids & their husbands/wives|
|The whole family minus a few!|
|Happy Birthday!! 85!|