Steven would spend it at the cabin. Steve’s family spends two weeks at a cabin in West Yellowstone every summer. It wasn’t easy for him to get the time off, and he had to work 10-12 hour days and weekends to do it, but he was very glad to get a long weekend at his very favorite place with his very favorite people.
Luckily, Liam and I don’t have that problem. We went up to SLC a week earlier to have a baby shower for Katie and bridal shower for Kristi, two of our favorite people. The showers entailed lots of presents and lots of food and fun.
At Katie’s shower, Liam met a girl who may possibly become the love of his life, Kambree (the daughter of our friend, Stacy). He was all over her.
He has a thing for girls with bows as you can see from his date with Macy.
We spent LOTS of time with uncles and cousins. Some of his favorite times were spent looking at the cats (who wouldn’t stay close enough for a picture) or the birds (the turkey, Christmas, and Uncle Arthur, on the other hand, would)
Cousin Nick loves babies and was great at keeping Liam entertained.
Will had fun with us too. Will and Liam LOVED hanging out together.He begged to go to Target with us, since it’s his favorite store. The whole way there, Will was making William laugh hysterically. When we got to the store, I asked Will what he did to make Liam laugh…he was pushing on Liam’s face with his hand.
Liam even got to play a real piano with Spencer.
And after a week without Dad, my favorite part was when we got to see Steven again.
He was NOT a fan of the boat.
Grandma and Grandpa Garff even watched Liam so we could go out on a triple date with the other Garff boys and their significant others.
The beard was especially interesting for little baby hands.
Liam also started saying “Babwaba” whenever we feed him banana-flavored puff snacks. We think he means, “banana”.
And, my personal favorite, saying “Mama” (which mostly happens when he is sad, but heart-wrenching, nonetheless.)
The separation anxiety, on the other hand, was less than heart-wrenching. Especially when he decided to “nap” from 7-9 pm and cry for mom and dad until 11 or 12. Needless to say, we were all tired in the mornings.
Makes us glad to be back home.