This is the first weekend in a while we've been home - and I was ready for some fun after wallowing in self pity on Thursday and Friday. And we did have fun! It was a beautiful weather weekend, not a cloud in the sky - so we were outside all the time. I even jumped a few personal hurdles.
A girlfriend on my street gave birth on Friday, and I thought it would be really hard to see her little girl (side note - hurrah! A little girl that Maggie will know in school! In the same grade! On our street! It's fun, because my other girlfriend has a girl Cam's age - it's awesome to have close playmates). It was really important to me to see her quickly - just because. But I was going back and forth on it - I wanted to meet the little one, but then I didn't want to a) bother her in the hospital, and b)was nervous that I would cry seeing a little newborn girl. I figured the longer I waited, the harder it would get, so Aaron and I just went on Saturday morning, and I'm glad. She was so sweet (and little!) and I was just happy for my friend. She already has a 3.5 year old boy, and I think he will just love his little sister.
We had a play date Saturday afternoon with our daycare friends.... I was nervous at first because the first 20 minutes of playtime involved a lot of MINE and then crying from one toddler or the other... but then they seemed to work it out and had a blast. We've pretty much decided to get together every two weeks, it was such a hit.
Remember when I mentioned that I went to a mom's house (to buy some baby stuff) on the twins list that had 3 year old twin girls and a 4 year old? How she was so nice, and that I would have loved to maybe be friends, but thought it would be too hard - you know, since she basically had the family I was 'supposed' to have? Well, she posted that she was selling a basketball hoop - and I totally forgot it was her - and asked if it was still available. It was, and she offered up a play date Sunday morning. And I was like.... deeeep breath..... OK. And Cam and I had a BLAST! And the other mom was super nice, and loved holding Maggie (I forget that mom's with bigger kids love to hold babies). He had so much fun playing with the big kids, and they were sweet to him, and the father was grilling ribs , they invited over for lunch, and Aaron came over too. What a good time. It was fine. I'm sure we'll do it again.
On Sunday, Aaron's mother came to spend time with the kids. It's hard, because Aaron is trying to mend their relationship, and sometimes she just doesn't get it. Doesn't get things that are hard (like talking about how Nora's spirit is flying around the house!? Augh. Sometime I hope it is, but other times I hope she is at peace... and then I get to wondering maybe she would be at peace flying around? I hate thinking about it). But it was great, and the kids loved her.
Shall I end with a few cute baby pictures?
Here is Maggie swimming for the first time - she LOVED it.
Another friend on the street gave us this bounce house - and Cam had a BLAST in it.
Fun for all!