Monday, April 21, 2008

Multigenerational Nesting Amidst Lots and Lots of Fun

My parents arrived Friday afternoon for "five sleeps!" K & O are on school break this week, so the main agenda is for my parents to be primary childcare for Mon, Tues, Wed. But there is lots of other stuff going on here too... i.e., heavy duty NESTING. This weekend my parents went to work on our house/yard/baby-prep... my Dad has spear-headed an effort to completely re-landscape our front gardens (and to make it as care-free as possible for the summer so that I don't have to weed like crazy with a newborn); my Mom has spear-headed an effort to launder all of the baby's clothes and linens (which, as it truns out is TONS and TONS of laundry, sorting, folding, hanging, ironing -- note: nobody should buy us one more item of clothing for this girl!!!!!!). And that is just the tip of the iceburg. In between wheelbarrow loads of debris, kitchen-floor-mopping, sandbox-fixing, meal-cooking, chainsawing, child-caring, tree-pruning, baby-room-organizing, garage-cleaning, and all-around-general-nesting-on-the-part-of-parents-and-grandparents... we've also done a lot of playing. This weekend was in the 80s and gorgeous here. We went to Annabelle's birthday party on Saturday mid-day, and then later in the afternoon the Petsch crew came over for --among other things-- running in the sprinkler (click here). The boys have played a lot of baseball with MorFar. And been loved on by my parents more than you could possibly imagine. They are basically just in HEAVEN. And yesterday afternoon/evening my parents watched K & O so that Braydon and I could make the big Babies R Us trip. I'm feeling like things are really coming together for Baby Sister now. Which feels like a big relief for me. It is a crazy time here. But it is all good. [The awesome photo above is from Saturday afternoon, courtesy of Lori and Shelli :) Thanks guys! O is Thing 1, K is Thing 2]

5 comments:

Cate said...

Where did you find the Thing 1 and Thing 2 t-shirts? I have a friend with twins about the same age and she so badly wants some.

Malia'sMama said...

Wow! Amazing nest being "built"! Love pic? Btw, how is the bbutton healing? :)

Bek said...

It is a nice feeling to have all the things you need. You are ahead of me in the game, I waited until the day before!!

Glad the nesting is in overdrive. I am so excited to 'meet" babysister. I am sure that K and O are coming out of their skin. I forget that you haven't done the newborn baby thing. There is something very cathartic about a sleeping newborn. It is better than prozac....

GOOD LUCK to you.

Anonymous said...

Is baby sisters room ready for a post? I woulld love to see what you did.
Kathrin

Heather said...

Cate-
I cannot remember where I got the t-shirts, but it was definitely online. Maybe cafepress.com (I buy the boys t-shirts from there a lot)? Maybe ebay? I don't remember!!! Sorry! But, you can find similar ones at:
www.seussland.com/thing1tshirt.html

Heather