Oh, this feels neat. (Yes - we left Sophie in her PJs.)
After the museum, we had lunch at Cosi (one of my favorite restaurants when we lived in DC but this location was not as good - disappointing) then we continued our road trip. About an hour and a half later, we made one more stop for ice cream and then we made it to Erica's and Ricky's house (my sister and brother-in-law) around 6:00pm. This trip served many purposes (1) Sophie's orthotic appointment, (2) see Erica's and Ricky's new house (gorgeous house and beautifully decorated - I got some great ideas for my own house), and (3) take Haley to the American Girl Place (there are only 3 locations in the US - New York, Chicago and Los Angeles). We accomplished all three things and had a lot of fun doing so. Thank you Erica and Ricky for your hospitality - I need that yummy Mexican Lasagna recipe and Haley would like to adopt Sylvester.
Fast forward a week. Sophie and I flew to Chicago to be casted for her DOCband (cranial molding helmet) last Friday. Everything went very smoothly (from flying to renting a car and driving to the appointment) until our return flight was delayed an hour and a half. We left our house at 10:00am and did not get home until 9:30pm. Even through the long day, Sophie lit up the minute she saw Brandon (he had been out of town since Tuesday morning). Her arms and legs were going everywhere and she had a huge smile on her face. Oh, how she loves her wonderful daddy so much. So, we will return to Chicago in two weeks to be fitted for the helmet and Sophie will have to wear it 23 hours a day. Hopefully, we will see some great correction with this helmet so we do not have to get a third one.