Thursday, September 6, 2012

Trip to the OG

Over a year ago we found out that Whitney and Rod were going to be moving to Greenville SC.  Since we live in Greenville NC we figured we needed a way to differentiate between the two. So our Greenville is known as G-Vegas, and their Greenville is known as the OG (other Greenville).  We were so excited to get to spend Labor Day weekend with them and with Ryan's parents.

First time on the plane with his own seat 

When we got to Atlanta we had a couple of hours of layover.  One thing I love about my husband is that he is always willing to do random stuff, even if it doesn't always make sense.  He had noticed their way a Pei Wei (which we love) all the way in the international terminal so off we went for lettuce wraps at 9:00 a.m.! We had been up since 3:30 a.m so it felt like time for lunch, lol. 

James was pretty excited about his chicken and rice as well

One of the benefits to living far away is that sometimes we get to do extra celebrating. Since we hadn't celebrated James's birthday with Ryan's family when we arrived Aunt Whitney and Nana had set up a little party for him! 

Giving Whitney a thank you hug

Whitney bought this cake from a local place and it was delicious!!!!

After lunch and cake he got to open his presents.

Reading a new book from Nana 
We had a couple of hours of down time while James rested and we watched the ECU game. Then we decided to go to the zoo. Unfortunately when we arrived we found out they had just closed! Luckily there was a fun park right nearby so we went there instead.

James took a liking to Pop's hat and ended up wearing it for most of the weekend

Next we went for a walk downtown to look around, shop, and eat dinner.

Afterwards it was back for bath and bed.  Whitney and Rod got James some new bath toys so he was pretty happy! I also have to mention that James LOVED Whitney and Rod's dog. Now I have to confess that I really don't like animals but I must say that Stella grew on me over the weekend. She was so sweet and patient with James.

Story time with Uncle R and Aunt W

On Sunday we made our way back to the zoo and thankfully it was opened this time.

checking out the elephants 

And the monkeys 

Cool dude 

Before I knew it the trip was almost over and it was our last night at dinner.

I don't know how I feel about this! Haha! 

I wish I could say that I had some pictures of our final morning but James was in a terrible mood.  He didn't sleep very much over the weekend so things were a little stressful with him by the end.  He almost never falls asleep in his stroller but when we were walking through the Atlanta airport he completely passed out.  Ryan and I used this opportunity to have a "lunch date" at the airport while he napped. Ryan pointed out that this is only the second meal that he has ever slept through! 

Overall it was a great trip, and we really enjoyed seeing the Hollands and Whitney and Rod's new life in the OG.  They all did so much to make our trip as easy and special as possible.  Can't wait to go back again! 

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