I'm not ready to say goodbye, but my mom and dad have to head home today. Their help over the past three weeks has been incredible and it makes me nervous that they are leaving! Anyone that knows my dad will not be surprised to hear that he has been an energizer bunny style worker. He has attacked our overgrown yard with a vengeance. I soooo wish we had taken before and after photos, but we did get a few pictures of the great work he did in the yard. It is going to make it so much more manageable for me to maintain next spring and summer. In addition to all the work outside Dad also deep cleaned our house including cleaning baseboards, using a magic eraser on the walls, washing windows and screens, etc!
Mom has been the queen of the laundry and has been in charge of keeping us fed! I can't even count how many loads of laundry she has done and the number of diapers she has folded! Whenever e couldn't find Mom, it was a good bet that she was in the basement switching laundry! They've also made sure we were well fed and not yet dipping into our freezer stash of food. Mom has also helped manage the milk stash making sure that the milk is getting frozen every day.
|the view from our carport just before dusk after clearing out|
|clearing out the brush-filled dog run for Humphrey|
|this was completely overgrown and hidden|
|the pretty rock garden uncovered|
|He also power washed all our strollers and outdoor toys, braving the chilly weather shirtless|
|We're going to run out of space in the freezer soon at this rate!|
|Mom's system for line drying diaper covers|
|one load of diapers and cloth wipes|
And of course, in addition to all these "chores" they have also helped with a million diaper changes and lots of baby soothing and loving!
|Humphrey making sure Grandma & Grandpa are doing a good job!|
|Mom enjoying Ellie|
Mom's attempt to keep two babies quiet & finish her lunch while we slept
|Dad trying to multi-task =) *note his finger holding Ellie's pacifier in!|
We are really going to miss having two sets of extra hands around to help with diapering, burping, and soothing babies! But they're leaving us and our house in much better shape than they found them and we certainly appreciate that! We're all looking forward to their next visit in May. Hard to believe that they will be rolling and starting to sit up by then!