what a nice thought!! Not to demote my dear mother to "maid" status, but truly she was an amazing help when she was here. Having live in help made the transition so much fun from 1 to 2 little ones. (Well, I guess I am still transitioning and haven't hit reality yet?) She arrived the day after Olive arrived, her timing couldn't have been more perfect. She guessed that our little pea might arrive about a week early, and also that I might go into labor if a storm hit. Well, she was right on with both of her predictions. We had so much fun while she was here and Caroline loved singing each day with grandma and her Mo Tab voice. I have missed that. Our days were spent at our cozy little apartment and she just let me have time to tend to Olive, and also get some one on one time with Caroline. Whenever I set a dish down, I would turn around and magically, it was washed. Somehow the bathroom sink was a bit cleaner one morning, and the kitchen floor was swept, laundry was folded.
During these two weeks my dear hubby was working his brain overtime and getting through finals. He was at school a lot and it was nice to have company at night! It was also great to have my knitting teacher in front of me rather than on the phone in Utah. I told my dad that I was going to hold her hostage and that she wasn't coming home, he laughed and thought I was joking, well I wasn't. Yet, she is back in Utah and we just want to say a big THANK YOU!!! We love you so much!
Luckily Adam is done with finals...Yea Babe!!! so he is home until the second week in January. Having neither of us working is a pretty sweet deal because we have almost a month to spend as a family. No work, no school, just time for holiday festivities and family bonding. Everyday Caroline says, "Let's have a family day!" and everyday that is what we do.