Yesterday was our last day on the beach and I took a solitary walk while E loaded the van for our trip home. It is so easy walking along the shore to be totally in the moment. There is no agenda. The birds fly from prime fishing spot to prime fishing spot, the fish do what fish do and tide ebbs and flows. I would like to bring more of that ease of being into and appreciated the moment into my daily life.
On our way home, Little Mama called and life had overtaken her and Chris and the Twins. Poor little Landon had developed a bad diaper rash and home remedies and dr.'s advise had not convinced out little fella that all would be well soon...babies do live in the moment! and poor Landon's moments were not happy.
As soon as we got everything out of the van and into the house and I put in a load of whites, I took off to offer what help I could. I rocked and fed and soothed and rocked some more and would like to think things were marginally better when I left. Little Mama got to shower, eat and run a load of laundry. Poor Big Daddy has been on call all week so, in addition to being Daddy when at home and getting little sleep, he has been called out to work in the middle of the night. These two parents could use a rest.
So, not having got enough of the babies yesterday, we told Little Mama to come on over for the day and bring some laundry. Poor little Landon needed some major loving and don't think from the pictures we did not love on Colvin too...they both got their share. While we entertained the "troops", she got an hour and a half nap and left with a basket full of clean clothes.
And Nana and Papa got in some major bonding time with our grandsons....
I also managed to get all my clothes washed, ironed and repacked and am ready to head out to Wisconsin tomorrow morning to visit with my dear friend, Pam B before she, Leslie and I head to Chicago to meet up with Janet M and other Cherry gals.
Janet and I are hoping to meet our sweet friend, Maria, one of the mornings and I have a date with my cousin, James, whom I have not seen in ages. He and I share a love of family history and I can't wait to exchange info and to see him again.
My uncle Mike called while we were gone, speaking of family history, and has managed to trace my dad's side of the family(Sears/Cyr) back to the 1500s...can't wait to see that.
I will be 'broadcasting' live tomorrow from Cheese head land so watch this spot.
Oh, and are not the boys getting more and more handsome? They are entering their 7th week on earth!