Here is Daci at the airport. It was our first time flying just the two of us. When we flew out to Chicago for our move we had Penny and Sophie with us. I was SOOOOO nervous to take her on a flight all by myself. She is definitely a hyperactive child and I didn't know how it would go. We got to the airport pretty early and Daci watched the planes take off from the window. ANd then she goofed around on the chairs for a while.
She did great on the flight even though she was EXTREMELY tired! We got into Utah at 10:30pm. I had planned with Fred what time he was going to pick me up but it was his job to get Penny to tag along with him. He came up with this elaborate story of how they had to go pick up their friends' daughter and take her back to BYU. Fred came into the airport and helped me bring my bags out. We were walking to the car and I was like, "Fred, do you think Penny can see us yet?" Then, all of a sudden Penny jumps out and runs toward us. She was so shocked and so happy to see Daci! She had tears in her eyes as she hugged her :) So much fun! Then, on to my house. We pulled in at about 11:30pm and I knew my mom would be upstairs in bed by then. I walked into the house and there was my dad on the couch. At first he was super confused. He saw Fred and Penny and since he knew it didn't make any sense to have me walking into the house he figured that I was Carly. He was extrememly confused at why the Roberts would be walking into his house at 11pm without knocking. As we got closer he realized it was us and he got really excited. He said, "What are you doing here!?" and gave Daci big hugs and was talking to her in a high pitched voice. My mom heard him talking baby talk and thought there was a puppy or something in our house so she yelled down, "Dan? Who's here?" and Penny said, "It's me, Penny". My mom came down to say hi to her and saw me and screamed! So funny! Then she saw Daci and started crying. It was so much fun to surprise everyone. Priceless!
We spent a lot of time watching Football while we were there. Oh how I miss watching my brothers play sports. Daci was in heaven! It was so funny to watch her watch him. She kept clapping and yelling "yay!" Then when they would snap the ball and Tannon was waiting to throw it to someone she would crouch down and yell "go!"
Of course while I was there I had to meet up with my besties! We planned to go to dinner and a movie but Kelli got sick with the flu so she couldn't make it that night :( I went with KJo and Trish still and then we planned a lunch with Kelli for a few days later when she would be feeling better.
Then, the day we got together for lunch with Kel Bel, Trish's little boy got the flu and was throwing up so she couldn't make it :( Guess we'll have to wait til December to get all four of us together :) Love you girls!
We drove down to Cedar City for SUU's Football game. Easton is red shirting this year because right before the season started he injured both his ankle and his shoulder. Tannon will be playing at SUU when he gets back from his mission too. We all went down to watch our favorite college (my dad graduated from there, I graduated from there, and Rick played basketball there. We love SUU!) This is Daci and my dad watching the SUU game.
Grandpa P came to visit and he and Daci had a blast. She loved playing with him!
We visited the Roberts quite a bit while we were there too. Everytime we went over Daci pulled out the microphones and made Penny sing to her :)
Daci and "phhhh". She called Sophie "phhh" for the longest time but by the end of the trip she was calling her "Soph!" She LOOOOVES her Soph :)
The girls. We got together for a dinner one night with Penny, Fred, Sophie, Carly, Micah and Eleni. Daci was in heaven playing with all the girls.
The night before we left we had a big dinner at my house with my mom, dad, Tannon, Dawson, Easton (he drove up from Cedar City), Daysha (e's fiance), and my Grandparents. Here is Daci helping Maa-Ma make dessert. She loved the beaters but that cute white sweater was not white anymore once she was done!
I made my yummy salad that Penny and Carly gave me the recipe for. It is now my famous salad in my family. I am even making it for Easton and Daysha's wedding!
My mom got her this cute shape sorter for Christmas but couldn't wait to give it to her once we were there. Daci had everyone joining in on the fun by making each person hold her shapes and helping her put them in :) These boys are such suckers for her :)
Daci with Daysha. She loves Daysha! They have so much fun playing together :)
The last day before we left for the airport the crazy trip had definitely caught up with Daci and she was exhausted. She mostly just cuddled with Grandma and Grandpa.