On the last Tuesday of May, Gabby and I took our first trip to Louisiana. Grandma (Montie) and Great Aunt Ellen rode with us and it was a great trip! Grandma sat in the back seat with Gabby and she did great as long as Grandma gave her a lot of attention. We didn't even have to stop one time! In our 30 hours in Louisiana we were very busy! Gabby and I spent the night at GG's house and of course were spoiled with yummy food and lots of love. Great Aunt Christine and Grandma's friend, Miss Kathy, came to visit Gabby. Then, the next day GG babysat for an hour and I went shopping. Then we went to Great Aunt Mary's house and met the entire Montie clan! It took us over 2 hours to get the 30 miles to their home, and luckily they all waited so they could meet my baby girl. It was wonderful getting to see everyone, because I haven't seen them in about 2 whole years! Gabby was very excited to meet the whole clan (and I of course was happy to show her off). I hope that I get to see the whole family more often. Gabby needs to grow up getting to feel the love that radiates from all sides of our families.
Gabby's party was everything she imagined it. The 22 girls enjoyed getting their hair and make up done. Then they all put on their head set microphone and then headed onto stage and enjoyed performing their favorite songs. The girls seemed to really like the party that Gabby planned. After cake and gifts the girls went back to the stage for an encore (or 5). A few of the moms at the party even attempted to escape from one of our escape rooms. Gabby seemed to love having the run of Escape Artist and showing off the rooms to all of her friends. It is amazing how many people love and care for Gabby. We are so grateful for all of the friends and fun that was had at her party!