I have also survived two full days alone with the boys (and many Monday and Tuesday evenings while Kevin is at private practice). Nolan is continuing to go to daycare but daycare was closed last week so I had the boys all to myself on Thursday and Friday. I even survived an 8am-bedtime day alone with the boys on Friday. Lucas being such a calm baby definitely makes these times a lot easier than I anticipated they would be. Now I have had some "pull out my hair" moments but overall it's been a lot of fun.
In other happenings we recently enjoyed time with my siblings, their significant others and my mom. My brothers had only seen Lucas on Skype so it was fun for them to finally meet him and to see Nolan again. We spent one night all together at my mom's before heading to Michigan for our extended Gingrich family reunion (GGG). We hadn't had a family reunion like this since 2004 so it was wonderful to have everyone together again and to meet all the new family members that have been added through marriage and birth over the last several years. We were especially excited to meet Jordan, my cousin's son who was born 18 days after Lucas (Jordan's older brother Tyson was born 11 days after Nolan!! :)). We had a great time!
Here are some pictures from our family time together:
Excited to go see family!
Little cousins playing Minute to Win it game. So much fun!
Nolan looking at frogs in the pond...yes, he did fall in!
Nolan loved the nature center and spent HOURS in there looking at the turtles, birds, snakes, etc.
GGG variety show
Nolan totally captivated by the music
So sweet. Snuggle time with uncle jonny
Puzzle and cousin chat time
Rach, Jon, Jeff, and Britta with Lucas
Nolan and his buddy Tyson holding hands and walking to breakfast.
Me and Lucas with Carrie and Jordan. I think Lucas and Jordan are going to be best buds like their older brothers are.
Me and the boys with my cousin Allison and her son Samuel (they live in England)
Cooking with Uncle Jeff
Bath in Grandma's sink