The last week of July me and the girls spent a couple of days in Branson with my grandma, Nanny, and my sister, Stacey. Nanny usually takes me every year for my birthday, but I wasn't quite up for the trip in June, so we took it now. On the way up we stopped for a potty break in Eurkea Springs where Sydney got to look through the telescope which she thought was pretty cool. She also got a kazoo. Note to self: no more kazoos (especially the metal ones) on road trips. We also came home with an amazingly annoying rainbow colored pig named Piggy Bank. He snort and walks. Now, this is usually the type of toy I avoid, but Sydney was so excited about it that I really couldn't resist. She talked about it the whole time we were eating dinner, so I slipped back over to the shop and bought it for her. She was a very happy little girl, walking on all fours through the middle of the mall with Piggy bank. Another really cool thing we did was visit the Butterfly Palace. When we walked in and Sydney saw all of the butterflies flying around she was so excited that she was literally squealing with delight. There were hundreds, and even as an adult I thought it was really neat. Elle of course, slept through it.
We also went to the Noah show, which Sydney loved. The theatre was really pretty and it was cool to see all of the animals. Thankfully they had a cry room, where Elle and I spent the last half of the show because I couldn't find her pacifier in the dark. Another vote for mother of the year. Sydney left with a souvineer of an umbrella - the kid is obsessed with rain.
It was a really fun trip and I really enjoyed spending time with my family.