I thought I would post a ton of pictures to tell you all that its not as bad as all that. I know I have been griping and moaning on the blog recently but I’m very happy to be here with my parents through this difficult transition and I’m really happy to have other family around, namely my sister, her kids, my aunt and uncle and the awesome friends I have down here.
When we got here, Andy and my dad were still on the road. We played with Grammy, Auntie Casey and her kids Davey and Sebbie. So here we are making Dani lion chains in the front yard.
Mom and Dad have a huge deck and yard so the kids have their own table to eat at. Easier clean up that way.
I put up this picture not only to show who my mom is and how awesomely adorable my Cate bug is, but also to point out the mirror in the background. Mom is sitting at the kitchen counter and there is a HUGE mirror hung right so that as you get something out of the fridge and turn to stuff your face, you get this side view of yourself. Not ideal when you are making doughnuts by the dozen, brownies by the 2 dozen and snaking on cheese anytime you can get it.
Here’s a better shot of the mirror. Yeah, I know. I should be losing weight by now. Amazing how you learn to tune certain things out of your line of sight.
Took the kids on a train ride. There is a small train (just on passenger car this time and we were the only ones on it!) that goes from one small town to another in the valley. We took a ride because my nephew is obsessed with the railroad. He was in his glory. Look how loaded down my sister and I are. Two diapered kids, two potty training kids and grandma to busy taking pictures to help. All these bags are just NUTS. I felt like I was moving again. Oh, yeah. That’s my sister, Casey.
Abby’s like, “Didn’t we just do this? But on an airplane? Are you insane to bring me on here?!” Fortunately, this train goes REALLY slow. There are no seat belts and we had the car all to ourselves so they could scream, run and make a general nuisance of themselves without annoying anyone but MOMMY!
There are also no screens on the open windows so your kid could fall out at anytime. We spent a significant amount of time keeping them IN the train.
They did have fun!
Here’s the train.
Here’s Sebbie hanging out of the window again. He just loves this stuff.
Abby… not so much.
Here is the conductor who came to hang out with us out of sheer boredom. He was way nice to the kids. Gave them all a Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head as this is the San Luis Valley Potato Express. Abby warmed right up to him.
The next day, Daddy was home and everyone was happy. Abby was very tired when he walked in the door. She just about didn’t make it.