Jim and I had a fantastic weekend away. We got to spend time with each other; we got to catch up with good friends; we laughed and danced with Jim's family. Clark weddings are always a good time. The weekend was made even better knowing that Mum and Dad were looking after Lilly and Jack in Fairfield.
|Jack's (first course) breakfast, as arranged by Papa.|
|Breakfast--one of the best times of the day!|
|Mum meeting Hannah--just a day old|
|Lilly and her stethoscope had just informed Gigi that her heartbeat must have gone away for a little while because she couldn't find it anywhere!|
Gigi arrived with little knitted animals, gorgeous booties for Hannah and a little jingling mobile, all of which she made. She swaddled Hannah and talked to her and sang to her and just adored her. Gigi taught Lilly how to go across the balance beam at the park by herself. You might think that was the highlight of their trip to the park, but if you ask Lilly, she'll tell you that her favorite part was when Gigi let her go to the bathroom next to a port-a-potty at the park, because going inside would be too disgusting! Anytime we've gone back to that park since Mum and Dad were here, Lilly has tried to go to the bathroom next to the port-a-potty! Ahhh, memories.
|A lamb and two little kittens, for Hannah, Jack and Lilly. There's a cute little penguin too (not photographed).|
|Hannah getting to know her Gigi|
|One of my favorites. Mum is appreciating Hannah's hair on the windy beach!|
|Just a few days old!|
|Jack helping Papa make coffee|
|Dad's "magic" is still going strong--pulling coins out of ears! Lilly loves it. Jack isn't too sure...|
|Another favorite. Skipping rocks together.|
|Choosing a good rock|
|A left-handed pitcher in the making?|
As always, we had a wonderful time while Mum and Dad were here. I was sad to see them go, but eventually, life has to go back to normal. I'm not exhausted. Three children seem manageable again. I'm cooking and cleaning and being a Mum and a wife. I feel happy and refreshed, and I can't wait until next time.