I will admit to being in a post-partum coma most of last week, but once Niles adjusted to life at home and started getting enough to eat, things settled down a bit and we're all a bit more sane today.
Much of the credit for the week being so pleasant goes to my amazing SIL, Amie, who made a special trip from Helena- handbasket with her three delightful children to help me. She brought 4 wonderful meals, lots of activities, and two very helpful hands. She took the kids to play and let me take long naps, she matched my socks, folded laundry, cleaned my kitchen and made sure I was hydrated and rested. She was AMAZING and I am so grateful for her thoughtfulness!
It reminds me of THIS [click]. Amie, Thanks for being my "Suze". You are one of the most empathetic, thoughtful people I know.
Anyway, so Amie got here Wednesday morning just as I was heading out to James' preschool graduation, so we got to surprise him with his favorite cousins Jake and Sam at his graduation party. Here are some pictures of the cute little ceremony...
James singing in his program
cute li'l midgets!
cute li'l midgets!
There's my graduate with his diploma
My mom arrived Thursday afternoon with my siblings Abby, Marshall, Michael, SIL Amber, and niece Ally. Nana has taken lots of cute pix of Niles...
My beautiful niece, Emily
Niles & Nana
No More Paparazzi!
James eating Veggie Booty
Niles with Aunt Abby
Niles and I are both feeling better and getting lots of stuff done. Friday we worked all day at the ranch unpackaging dishes & silverware (and washing & putting it away) and making beds and filling bookshelves. On Saturday I planted flowers and weeded and hosed down out backyard (wishful thinking on Memorial Day weekend...it was sunny for a few hours and I thought maybe we'd have a barbecue and enjoy the lovely backyard this weekend, but no...it was sleeting again today). We went to church today and I went to Primary for the first time as 2nd counselor. I wasn't much help, but it was fun to back in there with the wild kids and our fun new presidency and music people. I am so excited that mi amiga, "Aunt Jen" is coming to Primary with me and serving as the Activity Days leader because (a) Activity Days is one of my responsibilities and I know she will ROCK it, and (b) it fun to have her around! YAY!
So all is well with us. Mom is here until tomorrow night, and then she will go to Helena for a day or two before heading back to Utah. Then it will be just us six for a while...praying for summer to arrive!