Friday, November 21, 2008

Grammie

So obviously I've totally failed on NaMoBloPo, as I haven't posted in days and days. I guess I wasn't as committed as I should have been.

I've mentioned it a couple of times here, but Darryls mom came to stay and help us out for a couple of weeks. Although this broken foot totally sucks it has been a great excuse to have her come and visit. She has been able to come and spend some quality time with both her grandsons and Darryl and I. It has been such a treat for all of us to have her here. Darryl has enjoyed showing off his "life". He has impressed her with his ablity to cook a turkey dinner, put boys to bed, teach her about computers, drive around and take her and Lucas shopping. Becuase she doesn't live close it's nice for him to show her the improvments and changes each time he sees her.

Lucas has also loved having a live in playmate. She will ride cars with him, build trains, watch kids movies, go for walks, take him to the toy store and most anything else he requests. Although she lives far away, while she was here the time is concentrated and he gets in ton of play time with her. I was worried about giving her a bit of a heart attack though with how much Lucas helps in the kitchen. Everytime she would make dinner he would pull up a chair to the counter and ask how he could help. He is three and is not always the neatest, but she did great at including him.

Nathan also enjoyed having her around. Although he won't remember the visit like Lucas will he enjoyed having another person to smile at him and take Lucas outside so he could have good naps.



I think it was the best for me to have her here. One Saturday Darryl had to go a prior obligation and she stayed with me, even though she could have gone with her son. I had been in the house all week and was going stir crazy. She recognized it and we called someone else to come and take us out. She was great at keeping the house clean, helping with laundry and making sure I used my foot the least amount possible.

Thank you so much Lynda. I know you gave up two weeks of your life, to come and help us. I really do appriciate it.

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

2 comments:

Lori said...

I would have loved to be a bug on the wall watching Grammie and Lucas cooking together. Even though she's not used to cooking with a 3 year old...I bet she had lots of fun!

Goofball said...

hurray for a fantastic mother in law!