Get ready for a bunch of cute baby photos!! I have just returned from Dallas, where I went to meet my new niece, Emerson Grace.
I haven’t spent a ton of time around newborns other than my own little one, so I kept thinking how similar Emerson is to Mazen. Maybe all newborns are the same, but I felt major déjà vu when I held her. She is closest in genetics to Mazen, and I to her mother, so maybe we felt that. She seemed to like me right away!
I arrived on Wednesday in time for a CST lunch. I made egg and avocado sandwiches along with fruit and chips for us all to share. We spent a lot of time talking, watching TV, and relaxing while she nursed and napped in our arms.
On Wednesday night we went out for pizza. E is so young that she slept the whole time in a wrap on her mother’s chest.
We had this great autumn salad and shared a few pizzas, but we were so busy talking I forgot to take photos! The pizzas were awesome.
On Thursday morning I took E so my sister could catch an extra few hours of sleep. I set myself up with entertainment knowing I wouldn’t be able to move much once she fell asleep. I remember those days!
Plus Survivor on the big screen! Nap time.
She woke up quite a bit later, and we had some nice play time together.
She thinks I am a super cool auntie : )
While the girls nursed, Matt and I went for a quick 5K run around their neighborhood. It was nice to have someone to motivate me to exercise a little on the trip.
Post-run oatmeal with peanut butter!
I got to wear E in the Solly Baby wrap a few times. I loved wearing Mazen in the same way, so this was so fun!
For lunch that day we had leftover pizza, and a salad I made from things in the fridge.
During our run, we passed the Title Nine store! I had no idea they had stores in addition to the catalog, so later that afternoon Larbs and I walked back over for a little shopping.
I don’t remember my newborn sleeping this much, but she sure did!
For dinner that night we had crockpot chicken with rice, sweet potatoes, sautéed peppers, cheese, sour cream, guac, and chips.
Plus ice cream bowls for dessert!
I watched Emerson again in the morning while her mother went to vote! Larbs had made a quiche for us to have for breakfasts and lunches, so I had some of that for breakfast along with an early-morning banana and PB. Plus, coffee!
I got some more great faces out of her!
We walked to Velvet Taco for lunch. YUM! I had a fish ‘n chips and a Cuban taco. I loved the Cuban!
Late in the afternoon Matt and I did a 20 minute Popsugar bootcamp, showered, and then we all headed out for happy hour at Truck Yard.
What a cool watering hole!
We walked to dinner a few blocks away at Rapscallion, and shared a bunch of delicious things. This plate:
And then a Redfish entree, sautéed sorghum, and a salad (that appeared to be half missing!). As always, wine too.
We took sundaes home from Motor Sisters for dessert.
A pumpkin and a salted caramel!!
I was so sad to say goodbye to this snuggle bug. I’m hoping to visit her again in a few months!