2 weeks old!
My sister was 2 weeks post-partum when I arrived so she was still dealing with a fair amount of pain (from the C-section) as well as sleep deprivation! So it was my job while I was there to step in and do as many of her duties as I could. Mostly this meant taking care of my 1 and 4 year old nephew and niece, but I also tried to help out around the house too.
Remember when I asked you all for easy recipes? Well, by the grace of God and all of my sister's incredible friends we had meals to eat almost every night! My sister has a network of mom friends and so many of them brought over cooked dinners while I was there. Guaranteed I ate far better last week than I normally do at home. I actually only cooked one night and I made tacos. I know, I'm a real Betty Crocker. But the kids and adults alike ate them and no one got food poisoning so that's a WIN!
I did a lot of running around for my sister since she couldn't really leave the house yet. I think I went to the grocery store 3 times that week and to Target twice?! [This is apparently standard for a family of 5?!]
Random grocery store finds:
The best vegan gelato I've ever had. I wish I could find this up North.
I obvs did not buy these but came across them while shopping and wondered if anyone has ever seen these?!
Let me just tell you it is a far different experience grocery shopping with toddlers than when you go alone! Hahaha I'm sure all the moms out there can verify this but I sure do take for granted how easy it is to run errands by myself. I dk how my sister gets anything done in a timely fashion. My 23 month old nephew is obsessed with vacuums so every time we went to Target we had to visit the vacuum display so that he could try out at least 10 different vacuums (which we had no intention of buying). 20 minute derailment right there. Good times.
What else did we do? Hmmm, I took the kids back and forth to school every day. I took them both for haircuts one day which was incredibly cute, and of course I forgot my phone that day. So unfortunately I wasn't able to capture that priceless moment for each of them, but let me assure you they both looked ADORABLE sitting in the big chair draped with a cape.
It was also still fairly warm down there so we went to the pool and naturally took a selfie:
I took the kids for ice cream one day after school. It should be noted there is a vast difference in terms of neatness in how a 23 month old and a 4 year old eat soft serve ice cream:
She remained this tidy throughout the entire process :)
This was about 1 second in. He was completely covered approx. 2 mins after this
I also took my niece to t-ball one morning:
Tiny body x huge helmet = cuteness x1000
I got called by my sister's name at least 15-20 times last week. I kind of just lost count. When I was out at Kroger or Target I heard random people shouting "Lisa" at me, so now I pretty much just answer to my sister's name when I'm in ATL. They all told me I looked wonderful for just having had a baby 2 weeks ago. Yep, thanks!!!
In between all this madness, I managed to fit in just 2 runs late-night. I went out around 9pm after the kids were in bed and ran 4 miles one night and 5mi another. I now pretty much know my sister's new neighborhood like the back of my hand, even in the pitch dark.
In an unfortunate turn of events, I came down with a cold that I contracted from my NannyKid just 2 days after I arrived in Georgia so for the rest of the week, I had to keep my distance from the new baby. I was so terrified of giving her the cold, but so far she has been ok.
Hope you all had a great week! I'm off to tend to my other babies now :)