A moment captured where Sophia really did want to take care of her sick little sister. Did I mention this stomach flu nightmare hit all of us.... accept for Ross of course, since he dodged it by heading to the East Coast for work the day it all started. Zero resentment. Something about bacon ... home .... yada yada.
I watched Byron and Kim's kids while they were at the Kentucky Derby... which really means I stayed in their gorgeous house while their kids entertained my sick Sophia and I raided their "goodwill" closet. Thanks Kim. :)
This little 9 year old guy is the sweetest big cousin there ever was.
Chloe in front: future Mia Ham. Really. I had no idea what 8-year-olds these days could do.
Melisa came down to play for the day on Thursday which meant Soren's crazy was entertained by Heath's crazy and Mel and I got a little more peace. :) These have got to be two of the coolest 5 year olds on the street. ("Depending on the street."... Flight of the Conchords anybody? forget it.)
Nana holding the very green Mila after a bout of the vomits. :( So sad. I'd never experienced a baby vomiting. So sad.
Not pictured: mega trip to Ikea for odds and ends for the house. VERY successful. :) Between that spree and Kim's linen closet, I've got projects-a-plenty for a while. Lots to be posted. :)
Overall... well I want to say it was a fun trip. But it was a little more "surviving", since I was still feeling gnarly, and Sophia and Mila were both throwing up. I'm just so grateful I was there, where my mom and Kirk would come home from work at night instead of home... since Ross was across the country. There really is nothing like going home. It seems as I get older and older it doesn't get more distant, just more familiar. The smell, the colors, the sound of the birds through every window (since you actually open windows in SD), the aged, green backyard, the old-school garage door that opens and closes like a big violent castle door. I luuuuuuv it. So yeah, I guess regardless of the midnight clean-ups, it was fun.
Oh and for our anniversary... we saw Made of Honor (we sort of ran out of time for the Romantic dinner). Don't see it. Booo. If you want to see Patrick Dempsy just watch Enchanted for like the 6th time. SOOO much better.