Can we say God-send? Bob's mom came and spent a few days with us. It worked out perfect....the first night she was there Payton had a touch of the stomach flu, so Wanda was able to keep her and Koen the next day while I went to work (it wasn't a good time for me to be gone from work so I was very thankful she was here). The kids also had an ENT appointment, so Bob had some help while he took the kids. Payton's ears looked fantastic (she kept telling the doctor she was her FAVorite doctor...ofcourse Payton loves having people look/play with her ears so she really does like the ENT). Koen is on his 12th ear infection, so he thankfully gets tubes in May (wish it was sooner - but I know he's not the only kiddo needing tubes). Meanwhile, my little man is growing like a weed. Really starting to walk more and he got his first tooth!!! It's not in all the way, but we can atleast see a tooth :)
Anyways, Wanda spoiled my kids rotten, cooked dinner, did laundry, picked up my house, and even baked a pie. I felt like I was on vacation! We are really going to miss her. Payton is crazy about her Grandma Wanda...as I was leaving for work this morning I saw Payton fast asleep and her gma Wanda was laying right next to her. I know Payton was in heaven (and gma probably was too). Wanda said when Payton woke up she looked at her and said "I woke up! Let's play!" I'm so glad she was able to come and visit - especially with Koen....we don't get to make the trip to West Plains very often (Payton just has a hard time adjusting to the routine, long trip...but I'm hoping that changes after our appointment in July) and I feel like I've cut out important grandparent time for Koen. I know, I know - we parents always feel guilty, but I feel like the grandparent relationship is so important. I learned so much from my grandparents and spent so much time with them (even though they lived out of town) that I dream the same thing for my children.
Anyways, here's some pics of the kids outside.