This weekend, we travelled to MN to celebrate the coming of the newest family member to F and D -- Lillian Rae, due Nov 22.
As we drove to MN, the rain was just so bad; it was constantly POURING down -- not a mist but real hard rain. People were, of course, driving too fast for the conditions, and I just about had a heart attack when some guy (speeding, of course) started hydroplaning about 100m in front of us and then his car spun around almost twice - while flying from the left lane to the right lane and then back again before landing in the median ditch. We were in the right lane. A huge dumptruck was right next to us in the left lane -- and he ended up having to brake so hard he drove right into the median ditch so he wouldn't rear end or tip. It was FREAKY!
But, I am happy to say that, other than the driving conditions I seriously could not have asked for a better drive. Lil Max was an ANGEL. Of course, the DVD player contributed to that...but he quietly sat and watched Wall-E and then Nemo, and then we turned it off, and he fell asleep and took a 1.5 hr nap, waking up just as we exited off the freeway.
Lil Max had a great time visiting with his McGrandparents -- some favorite activities included chasing a shovel around the garage, running in circles around the cars, driving the boat, sitting in the camper pretending to camp, and visiting the horses across the street. There was no lack of fun things to do!
We also got to visit with our good friends, Jim and Bridget (our fellow BWCAW mates) and congratulate them in person on their new addition to their family -- due to arrive just weeks after ours (May 7th)! Future campers unite! :)
Here are a few pictures from the weekend and the shower. If you couldn't guess from the plethora of pink, F and D are expecting a baby girl. She is due Nov 22 (just days after lil Max's birthday!).
Three generations of McLaughlin men...
D and the diaper cake I made!
The expectant parents...
Only four weeks left to go!
Lil Max showing off for the guests.
Petrea (Max's cousin) was enamored with him, and we were amused by making them kiss. Max was more interested in eating his 'sucker' and was getting a little frustrated everytime we asked him to take it out of his mouth and 'give Petrea a kiss'.... :)