|Maya, with her one piece of chocolate|
|Bobby, after his one piece of chocolate|
It's been crazy around here, and I'm sorry I haven't been around. First, we moved. I promise, a nice post about the new house- complete with pictures. We are really happy here and I am happy to report that it is home. It feels great to walk through the doors and know that this is "our place". Pictures are on the walls, boxes are unpacked... It's wonderful. And the kids love it too. That makes it even better.
Then, we went to Tennessee. My mother had told me that my great-grandmother had really declined since we saw her over five months ago, so, we decided that since we had the time to do so since Peter is off, that we would go down and make a final visit. I am so glad that we did. The kids were able to see her again and she was able to see them again. She passed away shortly thereafter, surrounded by those who loved her and cared for her. We were able to be there for the viewing, although our flight coincided with the actual funeral and we couldn't, in spite of our best efforts, work out a change.
In going to Tennessee, the kids had their first (and second) airplane trips. They were amazing! They were quiet and either played or slept. And the airline (Southwest) was great. Because the flights weren't fully booked, they were given courtesy seating (meaning their carseats could be taken on board to take up an actual seat- a $300 value!) and the flight staff did everything from carry our umbrella strollers to the plane once they were gate checked, to help us unload once we arrived. The Philly-to-Nashville staff were spectacular and the Nashville-to-Philly staff were very good as well. We also encountered several good samaritans while boarding who helped carry the two carseats so we didnt have to fool with babies PLUS carry-on bags PLUS seats. All in all, a great experience, and one that I would definitely repeat.
It's late here and I'm tired, but I wanted to leave you with some happy weight news. In five weeks, I've lost 14 pounds, simply by watching calories and exercising 3 times a week. Thank you; you guys inspired me to get off my butt, stop making excuses, and do something about the way I was feeling. I appreciate it. :)
|Happy Halloween, Mommy!|