My sister, Joanie, has agreed to come out for a little while next month and we're both excited to see her. Especially me since this will be Joanie's first visit to spend time here in AZ since I moved away from Missouri 11 years ago. Before Nana left to fly home yesterday, I took one final picture that turned out well of her with Layla and Easton. 99% of the pictures with Layla have at least one hand over her face, so this is no exception. Easton has his usual happy grin as he looked up at Nana. The 4 of us miss you already!
It's hard to believe, but i finally captured a good pic of both babies individually while they sleep. I had to do it at different times during the day. It would be WAY too easy if both of them slept at the same time (sigh). Don't expect a picture any time soon showing both of them in the same photo looking this angelic. Layla is extremely chatty and has her fists clutched tightly every second of the day that she is not sleeping and most of the time when she IS sleeping. She's just so excited to be awake and hates to go to sleep because she doesn't want to miss anything. When I hold her, I usually softly sing, "little lovely Layla" over and over. If THIS sweet picture doesn't get a comment or two, I'll start t wonder if anyone is viewing the blog anymore. :)
Easton on the other hand is calm and cool except for the occasional, "I'm hungry!" cry. He spent a good hour facing outward as he sat against my chest while we watched NCAA basketball this afternoon and never made a peep. Although he did smile a few times, which makes mommy happy to see from across the room. I've started to call him, "hot rod" consistently as a nickname for some reason.
Our big excitement for the day was a trip to church and a trip to Costco. I know, that sounds really lame to say that is "excitement", but for the next few months (or years) that's as much as we can handle for one day! Kendra pointed out a huge tent in Costco and I said, "yeah, we'll buy one of those in 3 years when we can actually go camping again... or do anything outside of a 3 mile radius of our house!" Luckily, the twins are plenty of entertainment for us and we could stare at them as they lay on their mat for many hour. :)
Hope you had a great weekend and we (especially Kendra) will welcome your phone calls this next week as we face it alone without any help at home. We have each other and know we'll make it just fine, but the mountain in front of us is kind of big right now. I have to remind myself of the old adage: How do you eat an elephant??? One bite at a time...