The family and I took a mini vaca from home this past weekend (not many photos to show for it...sorry....). We left Thursday afternoon to spend some time at Sam's Godmother's place 4 1/2 hours away (we do this every 3-6 months) and got back yesterday evening. During our visit we were able to go shopping for Timothy at Babies R Us. I'm SO GLAD!! We managed to get most of the stuff we have been needing, leaving only a handful of items as well as diapers and wipes (if you're interested in checking out my registry and helping this 'ol Mama out, please click HERE). Hooray! I also got 3 cute maternity shirts on Sale at Target. No more crying in my closet when it's time to get dressed! ;) I've spent most of the day today going through all my new baby loot and organizing it all. FUN!
Saturday we left Sam's Godmother's for a few hours and headed to Everett to go to my cousin and his wife's baby shower. They are due a month before us and are also having a baby boy. I gave them a pack of pacifiers and 3 of my handmade burp cloths. All my family on my mother's side was there. We hadn't seen anyone in over a year, so it was really nice to be able to trek out that way and show off my own baby belly. The kids had a good time running around and eating cake while Sam and I played catch up with everyone.
Overall we had a great trip....except both kids are sick. :( It's been a week long thing too and I am exhausted. Sick kiddos makes for a tired Mama. Anthony had a stomach bug and fever last Monday thru Wednesday evening. Thursday he developed the beginnings of a head cold, but we weren't about to cancel our plans. By Friday both he and Molly were in the throws of a head cold complete with snot, cough, bad attitudes, and refusal to sleep through the night. I thought about skipping the baby shower Saturday, but felt I'd get more flak from not going than bringing two kids with cold medicine coursing through their bodies. They did good while there anyway. The colds are still here and it makes me sad. :( Anthony has now missed a whole week of school and at $85 a month, that's something that just doesn't sit well with me. Hopefully tomorrow will see them feeling better.
My Grandparents and myself
Sammy with my Great Aunt and Uncle
Mols eating cake. I had two slices myself. ;)
Anth and Papa being silly
The kiddos acting all cool with their sunglasses and headphones on watching a movie in the car, LOL.
Classic Mama and Papa road trip photos.
Off topic, but in need of mention.....
I'm 28 weeks and that means THIRD TRIMESTER!! ;)
I'm working on a special post for ya'll with permission from a friend. Guaranteed to give you goosebumps and make you think. Hopefully I can get that out this week, so stay tuned.
Also, if you are the praying type, please say a prayer for "Gram." My childhood best friend's grandmother has been in the hospital since Saturday and is not doing well. At last update a few hours ago she had suffered a stroke while in hospital and was unconscious. It breaks my heart to know such a sweet woman who loves my own children dearly is suffering....as well as my friend and all her family having to stand by and watch it all unfold. Also, please say a prayer for my friend's safe and swift journey from PA to her grandmother's hospital bedside in NY.
With love,Mama Hauck