We left for Kansas City last Wednesday night and had a WONDERFUL time! We stayed with Josh's parents Wednesday and Thursday. Leila did an excellent job in the car! We were a little worried because she screams bloody murder EVERY time we are in the car! Most kids are supposed to fall asleep in the car, NOT MINE! I think she eventually realized we weren't getting out anytime soon, and we tried to make it a point to leave at her bed time so she slept soundly the entire way! Yeah Leila!
Being away from family is SO difficult! Both sets of grandparents are there and they all just adore Malakai and Leila! Sometimes I feel like it doesn't even matter if Josh and I are around just as long as the kids are. The are so lucky and we are truly blessed to have them!
Thursday night there was a huge storm rolling in so we took Malakai to do a little bit more kite flying. He loves spending time with his Ma Ma and Pa Pa. His cousins Mallory and Kaci also came along for the fun. Leila had a great time in the fresh air.
Saturday was the big dance recital! I was a little nervous about taking Malakai and Leila because I know these things last FOREVER! However, even though I thought I would never have the opportunity to say this, but they were PERFECT. Leila sat on my lap and Kai on Josh's for the entire 3 hours and we didn't hear a peep out of them. I cried when Kiera danced and I enjoyed the show immensely. My dad was also in the show and it was the cutest thing I had ever seen. They did a group father/daughter dance to Surfin USA and they were definitely the best out there. I was giving him a hard time because that morning he made her go downstairs with him so they could practice. He said that in all the weeks of rehearsal he was so worried about Kiera doing the right thing that he would mess up on his own moves. For those of you who have seen my dad, you know he's got moves!! They did great job and he has many more years ahead of him of father/daughter dances :)
Favorite part of the weekend: Seeing the smile on Malakai's face when he is with family!
Worst part of the weekend: Not sleeping in our own bed! There is just nothing like it :)