We are getting along swimmingly over here. I admit, at times it does feel like the water is beginning to rise and begin to take over. But then there is a lifeline--like my parents this past week--who swoop in and make everything better. Overall, I would describe the past two weeks as full of peace and grace, which is such a blessing. I recognize what a good thing that is amidst potential chaos.
The kids are doing really well and thanks to GG being home and my parents being here, their little love tanks are remaining full even with a new sibling around. And can I say how much I'm enjoying my little GGG? After her first few nights at home with neither of us getting much sleep, I figured out that my sweet angel didn't do very well with Mexican food. Imagine that? :) One bland day of eating later and voila, happy baby. Hallelujah! :)
Since then we've been riding high with a 10-year anniversary for GG and I last Friday (complete with dinner out and the baby miraculously taking her first bottle from M and T--woo hoo!!). I also enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day last Sunday (how blessed we were to have both of our mothers here!), including the baby's first trip to Mass. It was so special being there as our new family-of-seven.
I will post baby pics of T soon to show you HOW MUCH little GGG looks like T!
Sweet sistersAdd onto that a rip-roaring 67th birthday celebration for my dad on Tuesday. The boys dressed up as his present and handed over a print-out of his gift--a golf cart cover for their golf cart down in Florida! We had a "covered" motif going. Happy day, Pappy! He was thrilled at one point to learn he was, in fact, turning 67 rather than 68. To see his look of realization and subsequent jubilation was priceless! So glad to have you around for another year, dear Dad. :)
Wednesday we had a kindergarten preview for our T-man. He is so excited to attend school next year and acted like he ran the place when we were at orientation. GG and I felt like we were holding him back, for sure. Should be a great fit for our 2nd little man!
Ignore the pasty white mama legs!
Thank goodness T is still young enough and we don't embarrass him yet! lol
The last big event to report was M's Field Day today. He fought hard and had a great time. The yellow team was triumphant in tug-of-war and a few relays. That was many thanks to Coach Pappy, who got very excited and coached the kids from the sidelines. Anyone who knows me can now say I come by it totally honestly. :)
All our love to you and yours for a wonderful weekend!