Friday, July 29, 2011

A few weeks with my momma

A few weeks ago, my momma came to visit me. Its a long way since she lives in VA. I took the kids down to SLC to pick her up. Unfortunately, our A/C went out and its super hot here. The kids were not impressed. It was hotter in my car than it was outside. Yuck.

I stayed with a good friend overnight since my mom's flight got in around midnight. Silly girl got her am/pm mixed up. Can't say that I blame her, I get confused some times with it, too. Anyways, the next day we had a luncheon with a few friends that we knew in VA. We made chicken salad croissants and had fruit salad and punch and pasta salad. It was al so yummy.

One funny thing we noticed was that with all the kids and everyone that there were two people there named Sam, two named Noah, two named Wyatt, and also two sets of twins (mine and Lisa's). Super funny.

The next day we drove back to ID and back to my place. Having my momma here was so nice. (Now that its over, I can say this next part without being scared who sees it...) My husband was gone for 6 weeks for a class where he was camping during the week and home on the weekends. Pure torture for me because I was NOT feeling good at all and taking care of 3 kiddos by myself was really hard. Having my mom here for a last bit helped so much. She was there to play with the kids, wash some dishes, and mostly be there for me to talk to. Its hard being by yourself all week with no grown-up talk.

The second week she was here, we took a trip to visit my grandparents. My grandma had fallen a few weeks before and her physical therapy was making her pain worse. We stayed with my Uncle Allen and mom got things done for her momma. They also hadn't seen the girls since they were about a week old, so it was nice for them to see the girls and Ben again. It was hot and the kids were cranky, but it was good seeing them all again. We got my grandma into a rehab facility, thankful, and they can manage her pain and get her the help she needs.

When we came back, we spent out time hanging out, going to the park, and the Splash park, even the new water park. Its was so much fun having her here.

She was here for Ben's 3rd Birthday and helped me get everything together for it. She and my dad got him skated and a helmet plus safety pads. Also a Spider-man outfit. He loved all of it.

Thanks mom, for coming and spending time with me, even though it was probably mostly to see her grand babies because she misses them.

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Butler Family said...

moms are great aren't they? Sorry he was gone for 6 weeks. It is rough. Tim ahs been gone for 14 weeks already and I still have 10 more to go atleast. Kids are fun to be around but you really need some quality time with adults so you don't start going crazy and acting like a kid yourself

Seth, Kate, Nate, Lexi, & Anya said...

Welcome to the terribly hot world of no A/C. I laugh, not because of your misfortune, but because I understand the misery and there is no other way to overcome it. Just laugh it off (the heat, that is).

The Whine-House said...

Grandmas are the BEST aren't they? I absolutely hate doing solo parenting when Chase has to go out of town. You are a very strong lady for coming out of 6 weeks of it alive :)

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