Friday, March 28, 2008

Mother-In-Law

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.


11 comments:

Every minute counts.... said...

I love that your Mother in law is so great. It would mean so much to have someone come in and take care of things just to give you a bit of a break and I know that kids loved it. I remember doing the same kind of stuff with my grandma.
Katie(Matan's mom) and I were talking ...what do you think about the Deanna Rose Farmstead...it is a free petting zoo..opens April 1, so we could do it pretty soon. Any dates that don't work let me know...Katie and I think even if it is just 5 or 6 families...it would be a ton of fun!

Noel

Tara said...

I'm all for it Noel. I think it'd be great to get these kids together again!!!

Michelle said...

I agree that grandparents are vital parts of kids lives. Hey...I wish I could come to the petting zoo too!!! I would love Ari to meet Payton and Abi someday. She knows them know from their blogs!
Tara...I love the pics of the kids outside!

Julie said...

I am glad your mother n law was there to help you out. Great pictures!!

Michelle said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful visit with your MIL! That's how it is when my own mom comes - she plays with Kayla, cooks, shops, cleans - it is very nice to have that little break!

Looks like the kids were having a blast outside!

and 12 ear infections?! Ouch!

Laura said...

I'm glad you had a great visit!
I feel the same about my Mother-In-Law, a God-send.

Love the pictures.

Heather said...

Awe, cute pictures! You are very,very lucky for a MIL like her!

Amy said...

I can relate! My parents live in Hawaii so we only see them them a couple times a year. Which isn't enough, I used to see my grandparents every single week. I want Avery to have a similar relationship, it is so important. But they will move "back," I just hope it is sooner rather than later. SO where is Koen keeping his hair?
xoxo
Amy

Lisa R said...

That is a great support system to have :) I love all your pic the kids are so big and cute :)

Kelly said...

The kids look so cut together...

Ava Jewel Leilani said...

Tara I love the pictures. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful MIL!