Sunday, August 31, 2008
I took the girls to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Friday as we awaited Rileys flight into Nashville. We spent the day swimming & exploring the jungly hotel...it was a lot of fun. After some flight delay , Riley made it to the hotel a little after midnight. Ry wanted to look at his girlies & when he was checking out sleeping Ellie she instantly woke up (of course)! A huge smile stretched across her face b/c her Daddy was finally home! She hopped out of bed & lots of hugs were given...& then presents were given as well... a swimming manatee bath toy, a marching wand & gummy worms...could a girl be happier? They played for a half an hour & then off to bed with Ellie (this was a battle).
Skipping to morning...(tee hee...those middle details are unneccesary)
The next morning Saedi (who is a mommma's girl) took right to Daddy. She just kept smiling & kicking & doing her "yaaaaay" clapping show. We swam all morning, checked out of the hotel & headed to ride Thomas the Train at the train depot. Ellie had fun on the train but we didn't stay terribly long...it was hot & we were eager to get home.
Ellie summed it up this morning when she whispered to Riley, "Thank you for coming to my house, Daddy."