Jon and I have been looking forward to our maternity/paternity leaves for quite some time now. I couldn't wait to relax, enjoy my new baby, and spend some time with the boys without being interrupted by the phone or without having to divide my attention between the laptop and the trucks driving across my legs. And Jon had an ever-growing list of house projects he was just waiting to find time for. And we both were looking forward to Marmie and Poppa's visit that would make all this possible!
Ironically, our little girl's first week of life ended up being one of the most productive and eventful weeks of our year! Marmie made all the meals, Jon kept the house clean and Poppa kept the little guys occupied with bike rides, the playground and soccer games. So I had ample time to rest and hold my precious baby girl.
The first few days we laid low since I was still recovering. Uncle Jared came down after work for Marmie's good cooking and some Julia snuggles. And Uncle Micah came the next night to lend a hand as well.
The weather has been just beautiful. Cool enough to keep the windows open and to dress the boys in jeans. And ideal for bonfires and ooey-gooey s'mores.
And perfect for teaching little boys how to ride their bikes. Marmie was all excited about Jack's new skill and wanted me to take a video. Naturally, he suddenly loses interest once the camera comes out. His seriousness is overwhelming.