we are back from CA and the kids are recovering! Ethan went into his room tonight around 6:45 and laid on his bed and our coversation went like this:
Me: (holding a crying Avery who doesn't like her reflux medicine i just gave her) "Whatcha doing Eth?"
Him: "laying down" (Gosh mom, can't you SEE what i'm doing?)
Me: "you are laying down?" (quick on the uptake there jen!)
Him: "yes, i want to go to bed"
Me: "you want to go to bed?" (very incredulously, which he didn't catch since he's 2)
Me: (still holding a crying Avery and Kendall is gone to Mutual by this time) "okay pick two books and let's read 'em!"
and the miracle of all is he actually did go to sleep. There is definitely something to be said for that. i'm not sure what that something is, but it needs to be said:)
as for the trip, it was great to see my family: my mom and dad, sister Erin and her two girls, and of course my brother and his family (whose house we were staying at). We had a great time, but if you ask me what i did on the trip, i'd have to say "i fed Avery pretty much the whole time" because everytime i turned around, i was feeding her again...three hours, three hours, three hours. that's how it's supposed to be, but it just felt like i was doing it a lot. which i do, but ...you get the picture!
Anyway, this Sunday we are blessing Avery and my mom and dad are coming down for that before my mom starts her chemotherapy, so that is the last time i will see her for awhile, unless i go sometime without germy kids or something, which doesn't seem that possible since i am nursing Avery, see above comment (three hours...three hours...three hours...). So that's our life today.