In what is becoming an annual tradition, we headed to Helena for Labor Day weekend. We were fortunate enough to have Kaydren ride along with us. Ellie was so good in the car, as long as she was watching Baby Signing Time. Poor Kayd had her iPod in one ear, Greg's music over the car stereo, and the BST music right behind her head. I don't know how she did it!
When we got to Helena, we got to stay in Grandpa John's apartment. It was nice to have our own space, and to be able to have Ellie sleep in her own room, but it was weird to be out there and not have Grandpa there. Every time I opened the door, I felt like calling out for him.
We had a great time hanging out. Ellie was great with everyone, and went the rounds between all of her favorite people. She loved to have anyone play with her! One big excitement was the dirt bike they have picked up since the last time we were there. Kiera gave us a demonstration of her skills, and then Greg had to have a go. He killed it 4 or 5 times before getting it in gear. He looked like he was riding a toy, with his legs up around his ears!
We had a lot of fun playing outside, four-wheeling and dirt-biking, jumping on the tramp, kicking the soccer ball, watching Greg, Kyle, Kaysen, and Kiera play kickball, and eating rocks.
We also had a day dedicated to curly hair. Ky and Kayd spent forever curling their hair and doing "80s do's" and Ellie's hair is just naturally curly!
Also exciting was exploring all over K&J's house, and riding the lawn mower with Dad. It was a great trip, and I am already looking forward to next time!