We are FULL of events! ZOMG has it been a busy few days.
Okay so I don’t even know where I left off. Babywatch?
Lily had her baby. She ended up with a planned C-section so I drove out to pick up her kids early Monday morning.
Her name is Pearl Bella, which of course is so special to all of us because it reminds us of Grandma Pearl who just died last year.
Then the week passed in a total blur. I had FOUR KIDS and Scott was gone at his Mastermind conference. The dog kept looking at me like, “Can we please go on a walk?” and I kept telling him, “Later,” which my kids know means “Probably not.”
But he survived. We all did, though with exhaustion!
My sister’s older two kids are four and one. Her one year old is very active and mobile. Her four year old is very able to behave and follow directions, but she IS a four year old. So anyway….it was a busy, hectic time.
Mo the dog loves babies. He goes out of his way to be gentle. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a dog tiptoe, but it happens. I first witnessed Mo tiptoeing when we took him to rattlesnake training. After he’d been trained, they tested him by having me call to him and he had to walk past a rattlesnake. An inner war was waging (“My master is calling me! And yet there is the smell of pain!”) and he eventually settled on tiptoeing very carefully as far from the snake as he could. That’s kind of how Mo was with Charlie.
Also when Charlie was toodling around the living room, Mo sat very carefully resting his face in his paws, purposely putting himself low to the ground, and just hung out, making sure Charlie was okay. He also stole a lot of Charlie’s food, but extremely delicately.
During the days while my girls were in school, my niece and nephew and I did things like go to Walmart, go to Target, and go to the park. That was about as exciting as it got, and believe me, it wiped us all out.
So now Lily has three kids under the age of four, two of whom are in diapers. On the plus side, her kids are amazing sleepers. I am very envious of how well they sleep. She is going to cherish that nap time, that’s for sure.