We made it back from Montana last night. I never thought I'd say it, but the weather is actually better here in DC (in July!!!!). It was incredibly hot every day (98-106 degrees) and it was difficult to do much outside. But... we visited with lots of people and Ella got to show everyone her new tricks.
We arrived very, very (very, very) late Saturday night in Missoula. My mom picked us up and we traveled back to Thompson Falls that night - we didn't get in until 2 a.m. Ella was great on the two flights over and napped most of the way, but was exhausted by the time we got there. She only slept in until 5 a.m. once we arrived. Needless to say, I was TIRED on Sunday.
Ella also decided to start getting another tooth right before our journey (sound familiar? - she got two teeth on our last trip to MT). She was moody the whole time, slept horribly and tried to bite everything. But all things considered, Ella was very good.
On Tuesday, she got to play with her cousin Ben (now 9 months). Ella wasn't too sure about him. He was in a much better mood and was stealing her thunder, so she growled at him... and wore a scowl on her face for his entire visit. Maybe next time they'll get along better.
Ella also got to play in the pool with her grandma Nancy. She LOVED splashing around and making a mess. I wish we had room here to get her a baby pool, but the 3' x 6' "patio" we have just won't cut it. Oh, to have a lawn... and to have family close.
We'll be traveling back to Montana in early August for my 10-year reunion (and to just visit family). Brady will be going with us, which will be WONDERFUL. Ella is a great little traveler, but she always has more fun when Daddy is around. More soon!
More photos of our trip can be seen here >