I'm at my folk's house. Mel and Mike are in Italy which means I've got Heath, and at the last minute, we decided it would be easier for me to do it at a house with less than 100 degree weather, a heated pool, a trampoline, and two energetic grandparents-- than ours. VERY good decision. My mom had offered to watch Sophia over the Memorial Day weekend, so we were planning on coming back next weekend anyway, so we decided I should just stay the whole time. This way I've got help with Heath, I'm in heaven on earth, and I don't have to make the drive twice. Good deal.
The weekend felt nothing like babysitting of course since Nana and Papa were home from work, and Ross was here to peg Heath with balls and rubber rockets all day while he jumped on the tramp (his favorite game.) I had it SO easy. Today's the first day on my own and so far so good. Sophia slept in until 8:30 so I was able to hold her off until Heath's nap time at 1:30 so I've got two sleeping angels right now. And even by my-currently-energyless- self, entertaining at this house is not a problem. It's the little things that make life so so happy here:
-Being able to leave the slider door open for them to come in and out as they please without heating the house with the lovely desert air.
-Hearing birds chirp all morning long (singing birds must share my disdain for the heat- I never hear them at home :( )
-Going for a walk and coming back sans bright red cheeks.
-Eating lunch outside with Heath while watching Sophia jump on the trampoline all by herself grinning and giggling and NOT dripping with sweat.
-Seeing Sophia in a hoodie- it will be months before she wears one again back home.
-Not having to lube the kids up in sun screen for simple backyard play.
-Eating my mom's cooking.
-The lovely humming bird and nest right outside the window.
-No pressure to cook.
-The smell of jasmine in my mom's backyard.
-No pressure to tackle my never-ending pile of laundry back home. (Ross???)
-Knowing the ocean is a short drive away.
The little things that are missing here:
-As of 6:20 this morning- Ross :(
-Pool day with the shallow entry (I've decided it's absolutely key with a pre-swimmer.)
-Great friends to join forces with during the day!-The gym (a good time for me and Sophia.)
-Turkey/avocado sandwiches from Alcobar (thev've been a pregnancy essential the last couple of months.)
-But mostly Ross.
Some day we'll live where we can leave our slider open year round, hear birds singing in the morning, and have to wait for the dew to dry off of the trampoline. That's the goal at least... somewhere with dew.
I love San Diego.