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After a good night sleeping in my own bed I feel much more up to blogging! πŸ˜‰ It’s amazing how out of the loop a week away from the computer will make you feel. So, if any of you had some super exciting news you shared this week, please leave a comment and tell me or leave the link to the post… because I can’t possibly catch up!:)

So, while the east coast was having the craziest week ever – earthquakes and hurricanes – we were in the midwest enjoying a quiet and relaxing week with my grandparents. Mareto got to meet his GREAT grandparents for the first time ever!

We flew out on a Sunday afternoon. Virginia to Georgia was 1 1/2 hours and Georgia to Illinois was another 1 1/2. For those of you who know my sweet, content, and good natured little boy you will understand how shocked we were when he completely flipped out on the first flight. I mean, he had a total melt down the entire flight. Truly. We arrived in Atlanta feeling like we’d been through a war. I have no idea what happened, but shortly after take off he lost it and nothing we did worked. It wasn’t his ears because he sucked his bottle until he were ascended all the way and then he lost it… in fact the only times he didn’t cry were when the plane took off and descended and landed. Go figure. Thankfully there was a little girl sitting behind us on the second flight. Mareto adores other children, so he stood on my lap most of that flight and looked over the seat at her. Lots of laughing and chattering. It was a much more pleasant experience. Anyway, we finally arrived in Illinois and had a wonderful week!

Great grandparents with their first great grandchild.:)

Two of my favorite people – Grandma and my boy:)
Somewhere there is a picture of me at this age drinking out of this same fountain!:)
Showing Grandpa some videos of bringing Mareto home…

Steak ‘n Shake… best ever! Why can’t we have these in the South?
Zoo… I think the reflection is funny – looks like Mareto is looking at me, but it’s really a monkey or something in there.:)
Yes, that’s a real bird that Mareto kept trying to grab… a bit scary for this majorly overprotective mama. πŸ˜‰
Carousel! We got to ride twice and Mareto mostly held on for dear life! haha
More pictures to come soon! What else happened last week? Mareto turned 11 months old!!!!!! My baby is growing up too fast! I’ll have a little 11 month update soon complete with adorable pictures!:)

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