I told you we had a busy weekend. All of the kids were home. Karl was home for a short trip. Buck hadn’t been home to see Georgia yet either. His kids had been sick and we didn’t want to risk people getting sick.
Here’s Lucy meeting her newest cousin Georgia. She did pretty good with her.
Lucy is pretty bashful. She doesn’t see us lots and lots so if mom or dad is around, we aren’t her favorite. That’s all okay. This is the age she’s at and that will all change as she gets older. Scotty has given us a stamp of approval and I’m sure she’ll do the same in her own time.
I’m sure others of you with a bigger family can relate. When all the kids come home it’s hard to get time with the little ones. Happily they were all here long enough so I could do one of my favorite things ever…read books.
Scotty and Carver both like books so I have a captive audience.
We did a lot of cooking. Previously we typically went out to eat at least one of the meals or ordered in pizza. We did MUCH better and cooked almost everything at home this go around. We did go to the Fireman’s Breakfast at the neighboring town.
One of my goals of the weekend was to get a picture with all of the grandkids….Lucy didn’t really want to be sitting on my lap. It was the best we could do and I’m okay with that. It marks the moment and where we all were at. Here’s the picture….
Here is all of our kids and all of our grandkids….Five of each.
Then we added Kramer and I to the mix. So those of you keeping track…
Left to right…
Buck holding Lucy. Kayla sitting on the back of the couch. Kramer has Scotty on his left and is holding Gannon. I’m holding Georgia with Kelli to my right. Kalissa is on the back of the couch holding Carver and Karl is to the far right.
It was only a casual pictures but I love them.
Karl had to get his uncle pictures…here he is with Georgia.
..and here with Gannon.
Carver helped me make biscuits one of the days when Scotty wasn’t here.
He loves being with me. I’ve gotten to be his favorite….
a little too much. I couldn’t go to the bathroom by myself this day. He laid on the floor and cried outside the door.
Kelli stayed from Thursday to Sunday….One night I kept Georgia and sent her to bed. Her intention was to sleep for two hours or so. She ended up sleeping her first 5 1/2 stretch since Georgia was born. I wish I could be more helpful. It’s been such a struggle for me to be the mom and grandma I want to be right now. I’ve told her that she’s going to have to come here more often and then I’ll help out a little more. I need to be here for Kramer. The struggle to balance it all is real.
We had a nice weekend and very needed- filled with family.
As you read this, Karl is traveling home. This time he is flying and rented a car. We would have loved to pick him up but we had problems sorting that out with all that’s happening with Kramer, and the two girls just having the babies. I do feel so much better that he flew…so now I’m back to marking days until he’s home again. He has 55 more days of teaching….can you believe summer break is that close? I am so happy I got to see him but I’m anxious for a good long visit.