Last week I was slammed with work, and I was gone from the blog for a little while.
And now that I’m back, I get to tell you a little about what happened! My Mom, (who can’t decide between Nonna and Dragon for her name) and My Nana (Mom’s mom) came this week to lovingly take care of Red while I was pulling long hours at the theatre(s) and Hubs was working.
It was Sunday afternoon, when the suitcases started rolling in…
And even a few gifts graced our doorstep! (Oranges for Hubs, collected magazines for Me, Dipes for Red). We were very happy and thankful to have all of it! Mom did all our laundry, and dusted the house – which was AWESOME! Um, Mom – can you be my professional duster? You know very well it’s the one household chore I absolutely detest.
Mom and Nana really helped Red along this week, lavishing attention on him that Hubs and I couldn’t while we were working so much. Red got to eat his first cookie – a Gerber Graduate Arrowroot Cookie, but still a little sweet nonetheless. And he liked it. He knew exactly what to do with it when it was presented. Grab, and shove in mouth. More on that (with photos!) later.
I was ecstatic that Mom and Nana wanted to cook for us – we got veggie soup, cornbread and mac n cheese. (This is the South, after all!) Later, they made Chicken and Rice, Butter Beans with Ham, and Meatloaf (strictly for Hubs, as I pretend to be allergic to the stuff… BLECK!).
|nom nom nom|
Red got to watch Sesame Street and Sing a Longs, play with new toys from T (My Dad) and finally wear his awesome Batman pajamas (WITH DETACHABLE CAPE!) from family Christmas presents.
|Hanging out, watching and listening
intently to Elmo & Grover
But Red had to work for all this fun. He learned how to stand in his crib (and not nap for anyone), eat chunky food, feed himself puffs, crawl on all fours with his belly off the ground, and pull all the baskets off the shelf. Overall, Red was spoiled rotten the way only grandmothers can do – with lots of love, holding, and cookies.
And I think they liked it, too. And we liked having them here. A lot.