This weekend, Helen Grace and I took off on a road trip to see her ‘Auntie Em’ in Philadelphia, MS, whose motto is ‘Our Fair Town.’ I’m afraid we looked like the Beverly Hillbillies with our car parked to the rim- hahaha! It was our first long solo road trip, and I wasn’t sure how she would do. The drive was about three and a half hours, and Helen Grace did pretty well. On the way down, we made a short pit stop in Eupora at a gas station to change her diaper and let her run around for a minute. Soon, thunder rolled overhead and the sky got really dark, so I started getting her back in her carseat. I felt a HUGE raindrop hit my back and then another one and another one, so I threw all her toys in her lap, slammed her door, and ran like lightning around to my side of the car as the rainstorm hit. There was a little old man standing under the overhang of the gas station, and he was laughing so hard as he watched this shenanigan that he was literally slapping his knee. Oh, lordy, we all had a laugh at ourselves! Helen Grace was a trooper until the last 45 minutes, and then we pulled out the Praise Baby DVD to make it through the home stretch. Thank you, Ms. Mimi for that little piece of heaven!
On Saturday, Em, Helen Grace, and I had a great ladies’ lunch with our friends Beth, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth’s daughter, Rylie. Beth was DG with us and married a Philadelphian. Elizabeth was a Phi Mu at Ole Miss, worked with me at PwC, and married a Philadelphia and a friend of Beth’s hubby. We hadn’t all been at the same place at the same time in years, so it was great to be able to catch up and watch Helen Grace and Rylie play together. The girls met when they were little bitty babies, but this was a whole new experience with them walking and talking. We hope they will be neighbors on Sorority Row one day! We spent the afternoon shopping in all the cute stores, and then Emily took us on a tour of the Neshoba County Fairgrounds which was an experience in itself. The fair will start in a few weeks, but we were able to see everyone getting their cabins ready for the big event. Seems like a Grove on a whole different level! We rounded out the day with a dee-lish dinner at the local Mexican hot spot, where HG encountered her first sucker. See more below.
Sunday morning, we headed back home early so that we could spend some time with John. Helen Grace was really an angel on the way home. She must be an Ingram Hill fan like her mama…can’t take a road trip without some Ingram Hill playing!
Auntie Em, we had such a great time visiting with you, and we couldn’t have asked for better QT with you. Thanks for being the hostess with the mostess and making all of our favorite snacks, and we can’t wait until our next girls weekend!
"Mama, are we there yet?” Saying hello to her friend, Rylie Awwww, we caught them sharing their lunch! Of course, they found these perfectly sized chairs on our shopping trip. KISSES! Little Miss Priss found Mama’s purse. You would have thought she would have been exhausted after a FULL day, but no such luck.
The guy at the Mexican restaurant gave HG her first sucker…not sure I would have given it to her this soon…or a green one…but why not, I guess?