The first week of Grammy’s visit went by so fast, as did the second! At least by the second, I was feeling a little more up for venturing outside of these four walls, and we were able to take her out and show her a little of Leon. We went out to eat a few times, grocery shopping, made it to church (only to have to stand outside with her because the music was so loud!), and even ventured out downtown so she could see the main square and some really old churches.
There was one day, that stands out more than the others. It was one of the first days we went out, out. Without Brandon out. Just me and mom. We went to the grocery store. Sounds easy enough right? We left home and got to the store pretty quickly, and made good time at the grocery store getting everything we needed.We headed to the check out, and waited in the long lines. We get to the front and loaded up the groceries, and I started digging through my bag for my wallet. No wallet. I clearly remembered grabbing money and putting it in my wallet, so that seemed impossible. I sent my mom out to the truck to check there, but she couldn’t get the alarm to unlock! I went out, found no wallet and came back frazzled. I let a few more people go ahead of us, racking my brain trying to think of a way I could get take these groceries home with me now… Would they let me pay later? Could I send my mom back for my wallet? Haha! I was delusional, and couldn’t swallow the fact that we had gotten over this big hurdle to get out and now it was all for nothing. Oh man. So, we slipped out of there, and I was so sad to come back home empty handed! After getting home, and feeding Eliana, I didn’t have enough energy left to go back. So we had to do it all over again the next day!! The funniest part? On the way out the door, my mom asked me about three times if I had the keys for the gate. I was annoyed by the third time, acting all sassy like ‘hello, I’ve got it mom!” and wouldn’t ya know it, I didn’t! At least I didn’t lock us out of the house!
Another funny story? I knew I wanted to use a sling/wrap with Eliana, for many reasons. But I kind of forgot the main one. It’s pretty much impossible to use a stroller anywhere. I thought the stroller would be great, since it was such a hot day and we could walk around a lot with her in that. But, I quickly forgot how bad the road and “sidewalks” are, and it was a joke watching me trying to push this thing around! I think I ended up more hot and sweaty trying to maneuver my way through holes, people, dogs, cars and the craziness! I think I’ll be sticking to that oh so handy sling-and saving the stroller for neighborhood strolls!
Of course it was so hard to say goodbye. There is nothing more wonderful my having your mom come and visit-to love and spoil our sweet Eliana-but we also enjoyed having the help! She cooked for us almost every day, cleaned for us, helped me with laundry, dishes, everything. What a treat it was, we are so thankful she was able to come!