My parents are the best! Without them Ryan and I would not have been able to go on our relaxing vacation. And I know when I am gone the kids will be fine, and not even miss me, because grandma and grandpa do so much with them.
Eli loves being there. I don't know how they keep up with him so well, I mean I am young and he wears me out. Yet, they are OLD and they just cater to his every whim ,and play non stop with him. This time my mom had to work all day Thursday, so my dad had to watch the kids all day long. I think that night he had the best night sleep my dad has had in awhile. I am pretty sure Eli wore him completely out!
Whenever I leave my kids with people I am always afraid that whoever is watching them are going to be bugged with them or just go crazy, (because lets face it, Eli doesn't just wear you out physically, but he is emotionally exhausting also). And then there is Hallie who sleeps sparatically. so I am always more worried about the people watching my kids, than I am about my kids. But every time my parents watch the kids they always act like it was just a party the whole time, and that my kids were 100% perfect. As much as I would love to believe that is true, I know how they really are. But I always hope that maybe they are telling the truth and by some miracle Eli behaved, only asked an appropriate amount of questions, and Hallie slept like a charm. At least this is how my parents paint the picture, so then I don't feel as bad that I left them to take care of my kids for four days straight.
I am so glad that my parents are so willing to help me out with my kids.Anytime I need a babysitter whether it is for an hour or a week, they rearrange their schedules to help me out. And I think they may be the only people that love them almost as much as me!
I asked Eli what he liked best about grandma and Grandpa's house and he said:
When grandma plays blocks with me and reads to me. When I play outside and water the pond with Grandpa. And watching Conference with Grandma.(I don't know what she did to make conference so fun, but I know growing up watching conference wasn't a highlight for me).