My sister's best friend went into labor 5 weeks early on Friday morning. Abby was planning to be her labor coach in March so she called to let me know she would be driving to Nashville instead of accompanying us to the farmer's market. I wasn't looking forward to a long lonely weekend with the boys and decided to give Abby company instead. We spent our days outside in the 65 degree weather and spent our evenings on the front porch. It was the prefect last minute vacation.
No trip to grandma's house is complete without a nice long bubble bath.
My brother Jesse and his friend Bobby came over to cut some dead branches off of the huge trees in the yard. Elijah was enthralled with the chain saw as well as Bobby's ability to get so high up in the trees "like Winnie the Pooh!". Eli was their cheerleader shouting "Go Barbie! WooHoo! You can do it!". HALRIOUS!
Abby and I helped my parents sort through stuff in the attic. What did we find? You'll never guess so I'll have to tell you. Old dress up clothes, Little House on the Prairie style and Abby's casts from when she broke both of her arms at age 8.
Grandma got new reading glasses with lights on the sides. WOW-I couldn't breathe I laughed so hard. Elijah thought they were awesome.
We had an early birthday dinner for Abby at a new Mexican restaurant.
Laz sucked his thumb with his new blankie most of the time and then got cuddles with grandma. His new favorite thing to do is find something small, a thread, strand of hair or fuzz and hold onto it for dear life while sucking his thumb. Now is the time to introduce him to his Ugly Doll OX. I'm sure they will become best friends.
It was a short but restful trip. Abby got to support her dear friend and I got to veg. Per-fect.