We had a really great whirlwind trip to see my family. We met up with my parents in Illinois and we traveled with them on to Cape Girardeau, MO to see my grandfather who was in the hospital. My aunt and uncle who live in Cape came to see us at the hospital. Then, we went to Advance to spend the night with my mom's parents and got to see another aunt and uncle who had some really yummy morel mushrooms to share with us. Friday we drove back to Cape to see my grandpa again and stopped at another hospital and visited for a few minutes with a friend whose dad is in the hospital. Then, we drove on to Tennessee where my sisters live and had a really great day and a half with them before meeting my mother-in-law in Kentucky on Sunday morning and driving back. Whew!!! Is anyone else tired? Oh, and on Saturday morning, my dear friend Kari came out to spend a couple hours with us at Melissa's house!
We had a really great visit though. Lots of laughing and talking and just enjoying spending time together. The boys did so well on the trip, I was really proud of them. They were just so excited about seeing Camden and Rory and they played together really well. It was very sweet to see how much they enjoy each other and also getting to see their grandparents and aunts and uncles. I pretty much spent yesterday getting laundry done and attempting to get our house back in some semblance of order. It is finally nice outside, so the boys spent quite a bit of time playing outside. I was also excited to see that our little garden seems to be doing well--we have little bits of green plants starting to come up, so we may have some vegetables this summer after all!
Here are a couple of funny stories from the boys:
- Xavier was walking around in the living room last week and reaches down, picks up a play cell phone, puts it up to his ear and says, "Hi, Batman!"
- We have been doing pretty well in the potty training department and they wear underwear when they are at home with me and sometimes when we go out on errands. Well, apparently, when Xavier has started to go in his underwear and caught himself when we are out and I will say, 'it's fine.' I heard this a LOT last week when I would tell him to go potty: "I got a lil' bit of peepee, but it's fine, it's fine."
- This isn't exactly funny, but William apparently doesn't need as much sleep as Xavier and is often up earlier than his brother. You have to love it when he comes in and annouces to me, " I wake Zabier up, I get his bed." Poor Zabier, he may never know what a full night's sleep is like!
I promise to add pictures tomorrow. I am just being lazy this morning!