A post from Kelli–
Before dad got sick, we always joked about me being on maternity leave and my great dislike of being at home for days by myself. Obviously I would have the baby with me, but we all know that about 3 days at home is my max before I pack up and head to mom and dad’s. Everyone was taking bets on how long it would be before mom or dad would have to sit me down and have a talk with me about how they were happy to have me over occasionally, but I needed to go home occasionally.
A few months down the road, and they haven’t had to have that talk. With dad being sick, I’ve spent lots of time at home helping with childcare and such. There are drawbacks of course, but there are some amazing perks! Since mom and dad live in town, our evening activity often involves talking to Kalissa and going on a little walk. She has a stroller that Carver can both sit on and stand on, but it also has a spot for Gannon’s carseat to snap into. I have a stroller for Georgia, and then mom usually has the dogs on a leash.
Here’s Georgia all snuggled in her carseat that snaps in so easily. I know that kiddos aren’t supposed to wear big bulky snow suits but I just use it for when we go on walks to keep her nice and snuggle warm–Shout out to Lora who passed it on from little Miss Lucy!
It is so fun to see all of the things as Caver sees them!
It’s hard to see it in the picture, but there were a bunch of little blue flowers that were growing on the side of one of the roads that we often walk on. We also talked about squirrles and animals we saw on the way….the sprayer at the coop…the water in the river….how Kalissa’s friend Regan played with him at the playground a while ago….
Things that I don’t even think about are entralling to him and it is so incredibly fun to see!
On this particular night, Kalissa had to teach clinicals the next morning and Craig was away for work. I offered to take Carver for the night so that Kalissa wouldn’t have to wake him up really early in the morning to take him to Mom’s. We dropped Kalissa and Gannon off at their house and Carver walked back to Mom’s with me, Georgia, and the dogs.
We were walking along and he just started yelling about how he saw S as one of the little girls at childcare’s name starts with S! We then had to go through all of the letters on the stop sign and talk about who’s name it was for. It was just hilarious and super cute how he was so excited!
Little moments like this are the things that have made the past few months more bearable!