Sha-blam! I am on top of things today and have our Little Things Thursday post ready. Let’s hope the rest of my day is similarly productive.
1. Sunday evening George stayed home with the crew while I met up with three special friends. The four of us helped each other weather some difficult times in order to see some beautiful rainbows. These beautiful, strong women will be forever in my heart. It was a bittersweet celebration of friendship as Courtney is relocating to the east coast for a new opportunity for her family. All four of us are thankful for the technology age because she’ll never seem quite so far away. And on the upside, I could take an east coast vacay someday to visit her.
I timed my excursion so that I could help George spoon feed at five and then scamper back in time for the final bottle and bedtime. When I looked down at my phone for a time check, I realized it was dangerously close to bedtime so I darted home. When I opened the door, it was eerily quiet in the house. Apparently the babies got hungry a bit early so George fed all four and tucked them in solo. I was rather impressed with his Daddy skills. I may need to get out more often!
2. The weather on Monday was delightful! We had sunshine and temps in the low 80’s. I seized the opportunity to take the babies outside for tummy time. I spread a quilt where a patch of shade from the house collected and spread toys on it. The babies marveled at the novel sounds, sights and smells of the great outdoors. It was relaxing for all five us and I’m pretty sure we could have napped out there. I can’t wait for another chance to do it again. Better yet, the babies got outdoor swings for Christmas that will host many an outdoor adventure.
3. The babies received their fifth and final round of Synagais (medication to help prevent RSV). This means that lock down is finally coming to a close! It is sort of an odd feeling knowing we won’t have to be quite so stringent with preemie precautions. I realize the babies cannot live in a germ free bubble for their entire lives and need to experience illness to build immunity, but I’m not quite ready to embrace the freedom either. It’s not as if toting around for babies will be easy so I don’t think we’ll be exactly gallivanting around town frequently, but at least we can. It probably mostly means that visitors will not be required to get the TDap and flu shots anymore. We will continue to request shoes to be removed, thorough hand washing, and smoke free clothing. I figure those things are just good health practices for any family.
4. Yesterday my in-laws kept the crew while we worked. I think they had quite a lot of fun. When I came home, I noticed Rylin’s hair was sticking up all over. I asked her if it was from the wind when they took a walk, but discovered that Grandaddy took up baby hair styling. Apparently a drop of water doubles as baby styling product. Hilarious!
What little things filled your week?
PS- Stay tuned to find out about our Plagiosaurus. Did we get a pet dinosaur???