Thursday, May 21, 2015

So much family love!

Dear Maya and Emi,

To say the last two weeks have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Mommy missed blogging last week not because of a lack of news to report, but because I was so overwhelmed by everything going on that I couldn't make sense of it all. Thankfully, things have really improved.

It all started the weekend of Mother's Day. We went for a nice drive and stopped at a park with sandwiches the night before to enjoy the beautiful, warm weather. Then on the actual day, we went to visit your great-grandparents because your great-grandfather was going to the hospital the next day for a quick procedure. The procedure ended up being halted and a major surgery was scheduled instead. The entire family was so very worried but he made it through with flying colors. Whew!

these 3 photos by daddy

During this ordeal we were so lucky that Grandpa and Lori happened to be visiting us. Mommy was able to go to the hospital once on my own and once with you, Emi (you were SO well-behaved there) while you, Maya, played and played and played with them. You both had a blast with them.

photo by Grandpa
photo by Lori

As soon as they left Grandma and Papa Stan came to stay with us. They were here for Aunt Bobbie's graduation and will be here until this coming weekend. We went together yesterday to visit your great-grandparents and were relieved to see your great-grandfather looking like nothing changed, like he hadn't had surgery at all. Unbelievable. Also amazing was the sweet little thing you said as we were leaving their house, Maya. "I hope you feel better soon, Poppy." You melted our hearts.

In the midst of all the family stuff, there were also errands and appointments, but also some fun things. We went to a birthday party for two sweet girls over the weekend. It was a hot day so Maya, you played in water with the other kids until you were soaked to the skin. We all had a lot of fun.

Also, Emi, you turned 10 months old the other day. You will start walking soon, no doubt, but for now you're just content cruising, standing for long periods of time, and dancing while holding on to furniture. You also love eating, so much so that you yell and grunt when you run out of food. Cutie!


Well, mommy is going to get some peaceful sleep! Love you both!

photo by Grandpa

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