Garet was gone for a week. I was super anxious about it. Me. Alone. With a toddler and an infant. But when all was said and done, I felt great (aside from the fact that I missed my hubby!) and felt super accomplished that I did it all... all.by.myself (as Colin would say.)
The first couple nights I had visitors! My best friend came by! Here is Marsha with Colin at a park:
My cousin Lindsay came by too! We played in the backyard and Colin told Lindsay to fill up his pool while he "took a rest". So, she did =)
Before Lindsay left, I got her to take a picture of me with the kids. Most of them turned out funny, but I really liked this one:
Colin is good about holding up 2 fingers when asked how old he is, but a few weeks ago I taught him that it also meant "peace", so he gets a kick out of saying "peace" with his 2 fingers up now. That's what we were doing =)
After they girls left I had such a good time with my kids! I really enjoyed being with them. It was amazing to me to see how big Colin seemed! He is such a helper! Holding doors for Addison and me, running to Addison when she cried ("it's okay Addison." "What's wrong Addison?" "I'm right here Addison."), helping me let Suzi in and out to the bathroom, he is such a great kid!
One afternoon we actually got to meet Garet for lunch and we stopped by a toy store to let Colin play some.
I tried to take at least one picture a day to send to Garet. I almost forgot one day, so I grabbed my phone at bathtime and snapped this of Colin:
We really took advantage of the local parks. I find that if I can get Colin outside each day before lunch, he naps better. He just needs to get energy out! And when we are out at a park he runs around like a crazy boy!
I am so so so so happy Garet is home! But I really did have a great time with the kids! I even managed to keep the house somewhat in order =)