We were so thankful that my mom's back had improved enough for her to make the trip up North to visit us. Conveniently (well, for me, anyway) the timing of her trip couldn't have been better, as Dave had a work trip scheduled for the week she was planning to be here. He was gone Sunday through late Friday night, so although he and my mom didn't get to spend quite as much time together, I enjoyed having someone here with me in Dave's absence :) Since her visit stretched over two weekends, Dave was at least here for the weekend days, which even allowed for he and I to get out on a couple much-needed date nights!
Our days were fairly low-key, which was a welcomed change around here. The boys loved having someone other than myself to hang out with, and I think it's safe to say that Gigi enjoyed her time with them as well. Dave's mom even watched Will & Graham for a day so my mom and I could get out together for a while kid-free. I must say, I very much enjoyed this ;-)
My mom and I love shopping Anthropologie, but I rarely choose to go there when I have the kiddos with me, because I just don't have the time to devote to putting things together, BUT, not only did I find some fun everyday stuff, but I lucked out and found the perfect dress for my sister-in-law's wedding next month (well, for the rehearsal anyway...I'm in the wedding, so I'm excited that I get to wear a 2 pretty dresses in one weekend) ;-)
Last Friday we decided it would be fun to go to the zoo. I'm embarrassed to admit that was my first time taking them this summer (and, might I add, Graham's first-ever trip). I must say, however, that as far as trips to the zoo are concerned, I prefer this time of year. I love that it's not so hot, and there are much fewer crowds because kids are back in school. The weather could not have been more perfect. I think it was 72 degrees with no humidity...seriously could not have drawn it up any better. We all had a great time.
Thanks to Kristin's wedding, we have another visit from my parents to look forward to next month. And if all goes according to plan, Dave and I might even be able to slip away for a few days after the wedding while my parents hang back here with the boys...I'll drink to that ;-)