Thursday, October 28, 2010

Flying, Friends and FUN!!

Molly and I decided the month of Oct would be the FUN month embracing the motto when life gives you lemons made lemonade - aka when the Army takes away Jon we will be travelers visiting friends and family! This past week we visited some of my favorite people and Molly made some new friends. We flew to Oklahoma to see Stephanie, Abby, Olivia and Dave and a drive over to great-grandma Rumbaugh then onto Kansas to see the Lewis family. I know this morning Molly is going through friend withdraw but it was worth it to see everyone!!
On the first of 5 planes for the trip. I guess it is a compliment when getting off the plane people say -wow she wasn't too bad to sit next to. Flight attendants must assume small kids are going to be rough because at least 2 people got free drinks for being our seat buddies.

Molly and Abby - instant friends!!
An explorer with 3 carseats in the backseat - a little tight but we made it work.
Molly loved following Abby around in the fairy wings. They also liked chasing each other around the living room - each thought the other was chasing her as they ran in circles for hours.
Stephanie wisely let me pick the cookie the girls got for a treat and I picked the pumpkin cookie with a ton of orange icing - needless to say we did laundry that night!
Bath fun - Molly's first bath with a friend. Things are always better with a playmate.
Great-Grandma Rumbaugh was just an hour drive from Steph's and she kindly let me borrow her car so we could go for a lunch visit. We had some lunch, played at the park and saw a prairie dog town in Lawton.
Molly with her great-uncle Jim and great-grandma
We then flew to Kansas to see the Lewis family - it took a day before Molly would let anyone but Tina touch her but she finally decided she could let the others be her friend again. We went to Red Barn Farm and hung out with some animals, did a corn maze, ate some kettle corn and picked pumpkins. Molly has really enjoyed fall this year with all her tractor rides and corn mazes!
The 3 feet she walked in the corn maze the rest of the time she needed Tina's touch .
She did have shoes but the kept falling off and since she wouldn't walk it didn't matter if she had them.
Enough of that I need to get back to picking pumpkins with the kids
Molly carving her pumpkin next to Sam.
She can't quite hang with the big kids yet - she and Scout needed a rest.
We had lunch at Fritz's - you place your order on the black phone and then the food comes from a train system above your head. I don't know who thought it was more amazing - Molly or me.
Molly watching the train drive by and deliver someone's food to the lowering tray at their table.

Molly and I had a great October of seeing almost all our family, many great friends and getting to travel a lot. Only a few more days until Jon comes home and we start having adventures with him again.

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