Wednesday, August 25, 2010

week 2: in which grandparents save the day and lucy realizes the world has not ended

My mom stayed with me for just over two weeks and really came to the rescue. . . not only did she do the dishes, the laundry, drove me around, painted our downstairs apartment, and kept me sane, she also entertained and spoiled Lucy. . .



We tried to do some of our normal everyday routine things so Lucy wouldn't think life as she knows it was over. Freinds came to visit to keep active and happy. . .

We went to gymnastics to get some energy out.


Mom's other responsibility was to cuddle the baby. . . (she's good at it!)

This may be the chillest baby in the world. . .

In the midst of all the excitement, we also had a major project going on at the house. . . an eight foot concrete wall going between us and the neighbor. . . with a three foot footing. . . which means a huge hole and a huge pile of dirt.



and a queen of the hill. . .

The night before her birthday party, she did what my dad describes as a double-somersault down the sidewalk (see how useful that gymnastics is?) and sustained multiple injuries. . .

Here's the damage the next day. . .

The party had a bug and bee theme. . . perfect for our little naturalist and busy bee.


My dad and Mike's parents came in for the weekend and we put all the grandparents to work helping with the picnic/party.




Thanks to all the help, we had a fun party. And thanks to all the guests who made it a great day for Lucy.
Emmie was center of attention the next day when she was blessed. She's wearing the dress my sisters and I all wore when we were babies. Lucy kept saying it was too big for her.


My parents also helped with lots of yard beautification and Lucy satisfaction.

It was a wonderful week and we couldn't have done it without family.

6 comments:

Nicole said...

aren't moms coming to help the best! that bee cake is the cutest thing ever! I have that cake pan and have NEVER used it! So lame. I need to make one now that I saw how cute yours was! see you soon!

Kristine said...

emmie is so beautiful!! oh my!!!

and your parents are so great! looks like a fun time. darling bday party too!

missy said...

Love all the pics. Cute bee theme, love it. Lucy is looking so big compared to Emmie! I love seeing Emmie in the blessing dress... she is such a beautiful baby, seriously!

Nancy K said...

Seriously she is sooooooooooo beautiful. Like, really really gorgeous!

The Kyles said...

Emmie is gorgeous! and I thought Beck was born with a lot of hair! Congratulations!

The Phipps: said...

thanks for such a fun party! we enjoyed seeing you guys and meeting little Emmie.