I think a short chronicle of the last few days is in order. Monday I returned home from work to find the huz had loaded the car for me. Thank you huz! So Punky and I were on the way earlier than anticipated. She fell asleep about 20 minutes into the trip- and woke about 10 minutes before arrival. She was immediately handed from family member to family member, kissed and hugged endlessly. And then went to bed a short time later.
Tuesday was a busy day. She was passed around some more, introduced to about a billion people, strolled down to the dock, almost crawled, "said" apple, snoozed a little, etc. etc. and although she was exhausted and hotter than hot in Hoover, she stuck it out for Grandma's ordination. She managed to fall asleep durning the celebration after the service. And when Mommy thought it was way too hot, she got up and moved to the air conditioned living room and went back to sleep like the best baby ever.
Wednesday she went shopping with Grandpa and Mommy for a new Lakeside shirt. She got passed around some more, to be loved on yet again. Punky met David, a curiously friendly young man of 8 (give or take a year). And when she started to get sleepy, jumped in the car for the trip home. She lasted about 20 minutes before she zonked out for the remainder of the trip.
She did amazing! Handled being handled by strangers and the hottest Lakeside I ever remember. Three hours in the car, no problem! Being up late, whatev!
Punky is currently getting reacquainted with her toys, waiting for Daddy to get home.