Brody’s mom lives in Ohio, so she wasn’t able to visit right when Finley was born. With this being her first grandchild, I’m sure it was difficult to wait over two weeks to meet her. Luckily, she was with us from Wednesday through Monday.
It was a great visit, and Finley loved having her grandma around. Grandma showed us how Finley loves to have her feet massaged – smart girl! We did a lot while Grandma was here (out to dinner, walked down State Street and to the Terrace, went to a friends’ parents’ house in Dodgeville, etc.), and it was so nice to have another set of hands.
On Sunday, the four of us drive to Port Washington to see my sister’s new house and hang out with my family. My mom and grandparents (her parents) drove from the Appleton area. How nice to have both of Finley’s grandmas together!
Some photos from the day:
Coffee and newborns go hand in hand. I drank this on the way to my sister’s and kept Finley company in the back seat.
Finley and her great-grandma got acquainted. This was so sweet to see because my grandma has dementia, and to be honest, I was a little nervous to see how she’d do with Finley. She was incredible and still a natural – I guess there are some things you never lose.
Aunt Laura got a brief tutorial on shushing a baby. She learned that she needs to be LOUD.
My sister’s house has a fantastic back deck, and the rain held off while we were there for lunch. After eating sandwiches, beans, fruit, and pasta salad, we all chatted and enjoyed the warm weather.
We took a photo with my family: my grandparents, mom, sister, husband, and daughter.
Once home, we all needed some couch time.
This week, we’re back to life with the three of us and a slower pace of being. Brody is back to work (boo!) and Finley and I are back to watching The Today Show and taking better naps (yah!).
Totally unrelated to family:
By now you’ve probably seen this commercial, but if not, it’s a must-see for a Wednesday.
How great is Buzzfeed? Someone shared this link on Facebook, and I found myself nodding and laughing. I’m guilty of #2 and #3, have definitely done #7 and #24 when it comes to going out, and know what #17 is all about.
Then I stumbled on this gem, which should be funny for everyone but is especially great for teachers. I relate to #3, could never do #14 (but sometimes would like to), love #15 (including that it’s voluntary), and am considering using #29 in my classroom next year.
Have a great hump day!