Friday, June 12, 2009

Spoiled For A Week

I do love having visitors, but having visitors when I'm 8 months pregnant, who do everything for me? Now that is nice. Easton and I were completely spoiled this past week by Steve's parents who drove down to visit from Idaho. I'll just describe our week in pictures, because my hands are swollen and it's hard to type a lot. Our first adventure was to the Hoover Dam, but mostly to check out the cool flyover they are building to bypass it so that there is not so much crazy traffic on that thing. Those of you who travel back and forth from here to Phoenix will be very happy when it's done. And it's wicked cool looking too.
On the way back from the dam we stopped at Lake Mead so Easton could throw rocks in the water for a minute. I had never been down to the beach there and it was actually pretty cool.

At the end of the week we went to the dolphin habitat at the Mirage and saw the dolphins and other animals they have there. Easton's favorite were the dolphins. I thought the huge lions were pretty cool...and the baby leopard was so cute!
Sadly, that's pretty much all of the fun outings we went on. Most of the rest of their vacation time was spent like this:Steve's dad brought a bunch of his tools and got the chair rail done in our loft, helped us hang shelves, put up Easton's black out curtains so he no longer wakes up with the sun (which in Vegas is about 4:45). Align Center Steve's mom helped me get the bedding made for the crib so now it's all done. Plus we found the most adorable little rocking chair at an antique store, and it's just what I have been looking for, so we snatched it up and she added a touch of cuteness to it. I love it!And while she wasn't sewing or working on some other project, she played hours of cars with Easton, rode bikes (which I can't do because Easton can't actually pedal and I refuse to bend over like that), played at the park, did dishes, vacuumed...and I'm sure there's more.
I tried to help where I could, but pretty much I let them do all the work, and by the time we put Easton down for a nap every day I was exhausted...and I hadn't even done anything! Then my MIL would say, "you should go take a nap" as she's sitting down to sew something else or asks if there's anything else she can do. I felt so guilty and lazy, but of course, I usually took her up on it and took a nap, or sat on the couch watching tv. I also did a lot of this:Man I look gross in this picture.

It was such a fun week and Easton was in heaven having grandma around to play with him all the time. And I feel way more ready (not 100%) for this baby to come now, with all the help from Steve's parents. Thank you thank you thank you!! We love you, come back anytime!

17 comments:

Lauren said...

What an awesome MIL! You are so lucky! Looks like you guys had a great week and your belly is cuter than ever!

Kara said...

Wow, that bridge over Hoover Dam looks amazing! It looks too scary to drive over though. The beach at the lake does look pretty fun- and EAston looks so cute in his underoos, throwing rocks in the water. I'm so jealous that you had family in town for a whole week- I wish my parents stayed longer than two days so we had time to do all that fun stuff.
Your loft looks great and the baby's bedding and rocking chair look so cute! I can't wait to come see it all in person!

Lizzy said...

You are so funny. "I'll just describe our week in pictures, because my hands are swollen and it's hard to type a lot." I can't wait for that third trimester!

How fun to have helpers. Sounds like you got so much done. I love that little rocking chair. And the chair rail. So cute!

Megan and Greg said...

Wow, how nice! Putting up shelves, etc is the annoying stuff that can get put off for months. How wonderful they took care of it for you!!! All the girly stuff is sooooo cute! I love it! And I love the pic of you at the end and am SO glad you put it up. It's great. Great post!

Teresa, mom, Deitz, Aunt Dee Dee said...

How much fun! I got them for a night on there way back home. Lucky me!!!!!!

You look so cute, and Easton is adorable. Your the first blog I checked this morning, I knew you would have your weeks adventures here to share. Thanks!

Love you guys.

Lima Bean said...

The bedding looks so cute. And the fabric on the rocker is the pink version of what I have in our baby's room. How fun.

I love that Steve's dad is holding a baggie of goldfish in that first picture.

Hang in there friend. Can't wait to hear the story of how this little girl makes her entrance into the world.

Courtenay Beth said...

how fun, and what a treat! That is the BEST! You deserve to be spoiled Em, only a bit longer till she makes her appearance, I am SO excited to meet little miss Rogers. You are a CUTE pregnant Lady, I hope when I am carrying another human in my righteous womb, I will look as cute as you! LOVE YOU!

The Boman Family said...

Parents visiting is the best! My parents fixed/built so much for us last summer when they came to visit. And Danny's parents were just here and helped out a ton, too. It feels good to be spoiled. :o) I'm glad you're feeling a little more ready for your cutie pie to arrive!

Jenni said...

Oh gosh. I had so so so many reactions as I was reading this blog. Most of them were like this... "AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW MY EASTONNNNNNN!!!!!" I miss him terribly! It looks like you guys did SO many fun things! I'm so glad they were there to help you out! OK, whatever room that was that you had a picture of... SO CUTE!!!! did you paint that blue? LOVE IT!!!

THE BABY GIRL CRIB!!!!!! Oh goodness Emily it made me so excited! I for one, am 100% ready :). and you made the sheet and bumpers right?! you are wonder woman!

I love all of the pictures. you look awesome. I love your child. great post!

Jessett said...

Glad you feel a little more ready. You look great Em. You always do!!!! The babies bedding is darling. Good job..

Miss ya...

Danielle said...

Hmm LOVIN that room with the blue bottom half. Lovely. That's awesome you got to have so much help. And you look great in all your pictures. I think many a pregnant women are probably jealous of how great you look!

Brynne, Aaron and Cade said...

Having visitors sure is fun but visitors who help with projects and let you nap.....that's the best! :)

Looks like you made the crib sheet, very cute! You'll have to tell me how you did the elastic. all the way around or just on the corners? mine was crap so i'd love to pick your brain! you're getting ready for that sweet little girl! way to go!

Jill said...

Yea! You deserve it. It looks like you entertained them well too. I love the dolphins, I love your crib bedding and I love your little rocking chair! Oh and I love your (almost here) little girl and that adorable Easton!

Alifinale said...

I freaking love you! I love the captions and the photo of you eating ice cream and holding another. That does sound like the best week ever and you guys got a lot done. I can't wait to see it in person.

Now can we be friends again? Emery is going through Easton withdrawals.

Matt and Shannon said...

Man, that was a jam-packed post! Lots going on. The house looks great, baby room coming along - fabulous! Sometimes I have to remind myself how fun it is to be a tourist in your own town - Vegas has some cool stuff for kids. I think we need to get over to the MGM too, that looked really cool!

Carol and Bruce said...

That looks like such a fun week,lucky Dave and Lani! I bet they hated to leave. I love everything you have done with the baby's room and the house, can't wait to see for myself.

I hope you will be able to relax now and get over your cold and be all ready for the grand entrance.
Thinking of you always.

*Stephanie Lance* said...

what a blessing to have a loving family! How fun! you look GREAT! I can't wait for that baby to come!!!!! looks like a fun time! I'm glad you have all that help!!!