Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Grandma Arrives!

So I have thankfully had a pretty light school load for the last week, so I've been doing more direct parenting than usual. I have a greater appreciation for Crystal and any other mom of young children, and I've also had a lot of fun cruising around with Clara and Lucas.

Crystal's mom got her today and we are all so excited and grateful that she's here. Will has taken right to her, at least as much as he's taken to any of us!

 So, Clara and I had a great scheme set for after dinner today. We've been telling Crystal we had a surprise for her for a couple days, and today was the day to spring it on her. We all put on our sandals and decided to enjoy the 78-degree mid-October weather with some ice cream. There is an ice cream shop less than 50 yards from our house and this was the fourth time we've ever gone. We got two-scoop sundaes (on sale for less than one-scoop cones - go figure) and walked (or, for one of us, toddled) back to the front porch to enjoy our treats.

Lucas' ice cream ended up, appropriately, all over him.And Clara enjoyed hers immensely, as well.

Will will be upset with us some day because he didn't get any. (Also, that is the first time I used his name next to the future-tense word that is exactly the same as his name. I'm sure it won't be the first time Will will hear that.)

Clara helped Lucas get his last sticky bite. And then hammed it up for the camera for a while

Then, it was clearly time for a bath. The water was dirty about 5 seconds after we plopped them in, so it was a good thing we gave them a bath.

After the bath, lotion, diapers, hairbrushing, hugs, etc., they kids were ready for bed. They love the jammies Aunt Rachael made for them!

And, they love their Momma. Both kids are still adjusting to not having as much of her time and attention right now, but Crystal is doing a great job of spreading her love and time around.

I'll post more Will pictures soon.


Ali said...

Aw, glad you all are enjoying the simple things in life (icecream) as well as the complicated things (newborns)! Good to see smiles on everyone's faces...how could you not when Grandma's in town?! Enjoy!

It's crazy to think that in your header picture Lucas is not much older than Will is now...time for a new family picture with Will:) (I know, we're way behind on our header pic too...I have no room to talk)

Megan said...

Oh my goodness so many cute pictures! I love Clara and Lucas in their new jammies. I think it's really sinking in that you'll be moving in 2 1/2 months and that is just terrible. So every time I think about you guys or see you I get very sentimental. I love you all so much!

Elisabeth said...

So cute! And so fun! I'm so happy that you posted this!

Jani said...

Welcome to Will. What a wonderful gift to the family he is. And let's be frank, you guys have done exceptionally well in previous releases.

Give kisses to all, and hug my nephew for me. (And make him hug my niece.)