This is my third night in Indianapolis already and it feels like I just got here! My drive from Cincinnati to Indy went rather well, despite it being very boring. It was a bit confusing getting out of Cincinnati, having to make my way to a few different highways. But then things went smoothly until I got into Indianapolis. Then I made a wrong turn and ended up in bumper to bumper traffic trying to find somewhere to ask directions. I was in some sort of semi-industrial area (hard to explain, you kind of had to be there to see it) so it took a little while to get out of the slow crawl of traffic to find a gas station. I was starting to get a bit panicky by then, as my sister was waiting to pick me up at the car rental place and I really had no clue where I was. I will admit that I get lost a lot, especially when on vacation, but it’s just not fun at all when I’m all alone! Anyway, I eventually made it about 45 minutes later.
My 5 year old niece was really excited I arrived and she presented me with a huge banner that said “To Auntie Jess, welcome back. I wanted to give you this banner for a welcome back present. love Madeleine”. (it wasn’t all spelled correctly as you can see from the picture but she spelled everything out herself – I think she did really well for 5 years old :)) She drew a picture of the 2 of us with a big welcome back cake in between us. (she is all about cake and parties, hmmm… looks like she shares my love for sweets). She also gave me about 12 Easter cards she had been making for me and some new art to bring home for my fridge (I previously requested some new artwork). So so sweet!
My other niece who is 3 had an Easter parade at her preschool yesterday that we all attended – so cute to see a bunch of 3 year olds parading around wearing little easter hats they made!
The girls are so excited about the Easter bunny coming tonight. I can’t wait to see their faces when they see their Easter baskets in the morning. There is just something very magical about occasions like this when kids are involved – kids that still believe. It is truly amazing seeing things from their eyes.