Monday, January 14, 2013

Hanging out in Paris

Since I'm still in the middle of my 6 weeks of "recovery" me and the kids stayed in Paris to have the help of my parents. It was WONDERFUL.  We had fun, the kids did great, we enjoyed being together, and I got the best help there is.  

I literally layed around ALL DAY for the 10 days I was in Paris. I left the house maybe twice and I'm pretty sure I had on PJ pants both times.  
Laying around means lots of snuggles with some cute kids.  

When all this happened to me so suddenly, both of my parents almost completely stopped their lives to take care of me and my kids.  Most grandpas aren't ever in the position to take care of a baby around the clock, but my dad did and he and Jaylie became big buddies.  He fed her, changed her, got up at night with me, took my boys on Mule rides even though it was FREEZING outside all week, and kept wood on the fire all day everyday. He was SUCH a HUGE help to my mom and me!  And check out those rosy cheeks on Jaylie June.....the cold weather made her nose and cheeks red and it was really cute.  

Q has always been a nurturing little boy and he was quite taken with my old baby doll one night.  He was so sweet asking for a burp rag and patting her and holding her.  He even slept with her one night.  Sweet boy. 

Is there anything sweeter?????

klp was showing Jaylie the basketball and telling her ALL about it.

Sometimes you just need a good ol' rock in Gay Gay's lap before bed.

Me and Ro having some fun with the phone.

One night mom got out some of my old clothes and we had so much fun putting them on Jaylie.  I should've looked through old pictures of me to do a comparison, but I didn't think of it til it was too late.  
Here are my old PJ's.  They were made of rough material and terribly uncomfortable so she just wore them long enough to take pictures.  

My old Christmas dress.  Good grief she was cute in it! 

This tshirt says "I'm the little sister" and has my name (in felt letters) on the back. 

On Friday, Kory took the boys to Dallas for one of his cousins wedding so my parent's house got a lot less busy.  Jaylie enjoyed long naps in Gay Gay's lap

....and Gay Gay enjoyed a little nap with a baby on her chest.  No one deserves this nap more than my mom.  She has worked SO HARD the last month and taken care of us, hosted an awesome Christmas, and kept on going with my crew.  I feel like I've more than met my quota of help from Mom, but she just keeps on helping me! She's the best.  

Later that night, the Juney girl fell sleep on me and I just couldn't stop taking pictures of her.

Kory's cousin sent me this picture of our boys with her boys Wes and Kolin at the wedding.  I was SO sad to miss it and miss seeing all the family! 

We really had a wonderful time in Paris and I got really spoiled with all the rest, help, and good food.  Now I'm back at my own house trying to get settled back in after Christmas and being gone almost 2 weeks. klp started back to school and therapy and we're getting back in the swing of things.  Technically I still have another couple of weeks of "taking it easy" but I'm gradually doing more and more. I've been so out of the loop for so long I feel like I have no idea whats going on in the real world.  I haven't seen friends, worn real clothes, makeup, or anything else that requires leaving my house.  It will feel good to get back to more of our normal life.

1 comment:

Kelli said...

Moms are the best, no doubt about it. I'm so glad yours is close and can help out when you need her! Glad you are feeling better, too. :)

I know I always tell you this, but your kids are all adorable!