Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We Love Grandma!

 I have a huge amount of catching up to do. For some reason I can barely find the time to sit down for an hour and blog. Well, I know the reason, her name is Ivy and she eats every 2 hours. But, I miss my blog and we have done lots of fun things that need to be documented.

But first: GRANDMAS!!!

My kids call their grandparents Oregon and Idaho grandma/pa. One time I told Easton something about Grandpa Bruce and he had no idea who that was, so we stick with Oregon/Idaho.

Oregon grandma came first. She got to our house the Sunday after Ivy was born. We were SUPER happy to have her here. I learned about how great grandmas were when I had my first baby. But now, after my third, I appreciate them a million times more. My mom took care of my 2 older kids all day, feeding them breakfast, taking them to the park, spoiling them rotten. They had so much fun. Plus, she was on Ivy duty in the middle of the night, and didn't even seem to mind it. She was so nice to let me get some sleep and take naps whenever I wanted. Oh how I miss those days. I didn't get enough pictures, so I made them all pause for a minute at mcdonalds before we took grandma to the airport. That's when mommy had her first meltdown. Good thing Idaho Grandma was coming the next day!

Steve's mom has been so nice and has come to spend time with us after all of our kids were born. It worked out perfectly with her spring break this year so we got her for a whole week...which means, another week of the kids being entertained, mom getting sleep, and not worrying about a thing but holding my baby. It was heavenly.

I just really can't describe the love I have for these 2 women. They are both giving, patient, generous and so loving. We are all so grateful for them and all they did for us while they were here. We love Grandmas!!!


John, Steph, Jackson and Baron said...

What would we do without our moms??!! My mom is trying to plan her flight out for when our #3 comes along and I told her I just want her I wish she could just come out for a month or two :) . It's the one good thing about living far away from them... when they come to help after having a baby, you really get all of them to yourself to help out and its always exactly what you need!

Megan and Greg said...

I think I'm gonna appreciate the grandma visit so much more this time too. I love how you mentioned your meltdown. Thanks for checking in on the blog! I'm glad you had so much help.

Jenni said...

That is such a sweet post. I totally understand. I have always known that I love mom to death, but until a time like this, you never really understand how much you love her. I am so thankful for Steve's mom for coming to help after mom had to go. I love your babies so much and they deserve the best grandparents!

Carol and Bruce said...

Grandma loves YOU! That was so much fun and those visits are most treasured memories. Can't wait to see you again soon, I miss my kids.

*Stephanie Lance* said...

Aw! Grandma's ARE the best! I didn't COMPLETELY understand until I had my own baby! I can't even imagine how helpful it was with your THIRD baby! Those kids are too cute for words! I hope I get to meet baby Ivy sometime soon! She is a DOLL! Love you guys!

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

I completely agree, I love grandmas too, especially that Idaho one (since I know her pretty well). Mom's are the best, treasure this time, it is so precious.

Hope you and Ivy, and ALL the family are doing well.

Bringhursts said...

What more can I say than Amen! Grandmas rock.