Grandma Irene (Richard's mom) came for a visit! It has been quite chaotic around here so I haven't had time to write about it yet! We had a wonderful time with her and the boys loved spending some one on one time with her while Richard and I were working. She hadn't seen them since last November and since she lives in sunny California, we don't get to see her very often.
We picked her up at the airport and surprised her with our exciting news! The boys had their big brother shirts on and did a great job not saying anything until she guessed it. It was so hard to wait so long to tell her, but so fun to be able to tell her in person!
She was able to see some old friends, and lots of family at her niece's wedding in Fargo. She was also able to help Elijah celebrate his birthday, which she hasn't been able to do yet. The boys had so much fun playing with her, showing her their new "tricks" and snuggling. It was a little easier for her to leave this time since she is hopefully coming back when the new baby comes. They were pretty excited to hear this and thought it was a good idea for her to come and just play with them!
Unfortunately, I was the sickest I have been yet with this pregnancy while she was here and ended up getting IV fluids in the ER. She was so sweet and helpful and I really appreciated her company and help while I was trying to make it through each day without throwing up too much!
The boys have been talking about going to visit Grandma in California! Wouldn't that be fun! Too bad we don't have a money tree in the backyard and the only breaks Richard has from work are during holidays (when I am working) and when I have breaks he is working. We are looking forward to seeing her again in February/March!