In March my parents came down for a weekend (my dad hadn’t had the privilege of seeing T2 in person yet) and we packed those few days as full as they could get. We decided to celebrate T1′s birthday a month early, took family pictures, and gave T2 her blessing.
One of the presents my parents gave T1 was a kite. We took it over near Google’s main campus to fly it. Note: You are not supposed to fly kites here. We did not know this when we started.
This will be the only picture of me publicly breastfeeding (maybe the only picture of me breastfeeding, period) in existence, now that I’m done. (I took some notes and plan to post about my experience with T2 eventually, just like I did with T1).
We decided to to T2′s blessing at home (we blessed T1 at church in my hometown when a bunch of my family was in town). I loved how intimate it was. That Husband gave a beautiful, meaningful blessing that she will treasure.
This is the dress I was blessed in, handmade by my grandmother. That same grandmother made the booties she is wearing as well.
We finished off the visit with a trip to the zoo. I don’t know if T1 just doesn’t like zoos (I actually don’t like zoos either, they make me sad), or he just really loves maps and couldn’t be bothered with a group of caged exotic animals, but he was frankly a bit of a jerk. He wouldn’t even look at the animals, sat in the stroller and searched the free map they handed us for the choo choo train, threw a fit and hit me in the face when we got to the choo choo train (which meant he didn’t get to go on it), rode on three different carnival rides you can find in the corner of random parking lots across the US, and then the place closed and we went to the airport.
Despite the zoo fail, it was a wonderful weekend with the grandparents. I love that we were able to spend time celebrating both T1 and T2 while they were here.